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This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission chose to appeal the decision in Hill v. SEC in which the Court held that the manner in which SEC Administrative Law Judges are retained violates the Appointment Clause of the Constitution. While the Court...more

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Ptroleum

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Kiobel

In an opinion issued on April 7, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a group of Nigerians living in the United States who sought to hold oil companies accountable for alleged human rights violations in Nigeria...more

in Re: Chiquita Brands International Alien Tort Litigation

Opinion & Order on Motion to Dismiss

Plaintiffs allege claims against Chiquita Brands International under 28 U.S.C. sec. 1350, commonly known as the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS'"), for terrorism; material support to terrorist organizations; torture; extrajudicial...more

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum (No Corporate Liability Under AlienTort Claims Act)

Order Affirming Motion to Dismiss

A panel of the court ruled 2-1 on September 17, 2010 that the Alien Tort Statute gives U.S. courts jurisdiction over alleged violations of international law by individuals only, not by corporations. The decision dismisses...more

Goodyear Luxembourg v. Brown et al.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

In Goodyear Luxembourg Tires v. Brown, the issue is whether a foreign corporation is subject to general personal jurisdiction, on causes of action not arising out of or related to any contacts between it and the forum state,...more

J. McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro

Petition for Writ Certiorari

In J. McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro, the issue is whether, consistent with the Due Process Clause and pursuant to the stream-of-commerce theory, a state may exercise in personam jurisdiction over a foreign manufacturer when...more

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