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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Business Litigation Report - October 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Rights of Patent Owners to Recover Lost Foreign Profits - Background - On June 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion GeoPhysical Corp. determined in a 7-2 ruling that...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

October 2018: Supreme Court Holds Foreign Corporations Cannot Be Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute

On April 24, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 138 S. Ct. 1386 (2018), conclusively holding that the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) does not afford a private...more

Hogan Lovells

BHR 360: Business and Human Rights Newsletter

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Welcome to the second edition of BHR 360, our bi-annual Business and Human Rights newsletter. In the last edition, we looked at key BHR trends and what to watch out for in 2018. In this edition, we look back on a year full of...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

US Courts Will Decide Whether to Enforce US$2 Billion Award Against Petróleos de Venezuela - In April 2018, an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal awarded US$2.04 billion in damages to two subsidiaries of U.S....more

Littler

U.S. Supreme Court Forecloses the Liability of Foreign Corporations Under the Alien Tort Statute

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On April 24, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that foreign corporations cannot be sued in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350 ("ATS"). ...more

K&L Gates LLP

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Corporate Liability for International Human Rights Violations

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC that foreign corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). This statute, enacted by the first Congress in 1789, is a jurisdictional statute...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

United States Supreme Court Holds that Foreign Corporations May Not Be Held Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute

In Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 584 U.S. ___, 2018 WL 1914663 (U.S. Apr. 24, 2018) (Kennedy, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that foreign corporations may not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28...more

White & Case LLP

US Supreme Court Bars Actions Against Foreign Corporations for Alleged Human Rights Violations

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On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs cannot sue foreign corporations for claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"). Part of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the ATS provides federal courts...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Supreme Court Forecloses Foreign Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

• The Supreme Court in Jesner v. Arab Bank ruled 5-4 that suits against foreign corporations under the ATS are barred, answering a question left unresolved in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. • Although the decision...more

Dechert LLP

SCOTUS Holds Alien Tort Statute Cannot Be Used to Sue Foreign Corporations

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Resolving a circuit split, the U.S. Supreme Court held Tuesday that common law liability under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) does not extend to foreign corporations. Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, No. 16-499, 2018 WL 1914663...more

Hogan Lovells

Foreign corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute – Jesner v Arab Bank: the verdict

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled in the case of Jesner v Arab Bank. On a 5:4 majority, the court ruled that foreign corporations are excluded from the scope of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - April 24, 2018

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions today: Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 35 U.S.C. §100 et seq., went into effect...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social...

Alien Tort Case Development: Foreign Corporations Are Not Appropriate Defendants in ATS Cases

On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court held that plaintiffs may not bring claims against corporations domiciled outside the United States in Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) cases....more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Supreme Court Decides Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC

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On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court decided Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, No. 16-499, holding that foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), 28 U.S.C. § 1350....more

Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social...

Alien Tort Case Development: District Court Allows Plaintiffs to Proceed in Al Shimari v. CACI

For Alien Tort-watchers, all eyes are focused on the Supreme Court and the pending decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which may determine that corporations are not appropriate defendants in cases brought pursuant to the Alien...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2017-18 Supreme Court Update

In the 2017-18 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a number of potentially significant disputes relevant to businesses, including those involving constitutional protections, class actions and other corporate liability...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

November 2017: Seven Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term

Justice Neil Gorsuch began his first full Term on the Supreme Court this October, with court-watchers eagerly anticipating which cases the Supreme Court will take and waiting to see how Justice Gorsuch will affect the...more

Hogan Lovells

Jesner v Arab Bank: corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute?

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All eyes are once again on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) as it turns its attention to the application of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to companies accused of complicity in human rights violations committed...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social...

Corporate Liability and the Alien Tort Statute: Highlights from the Oral Arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank

On Wednesday, October 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. The case may once and for all determine whether companies are appropriate defendants in cases filed pursuant to the Alien Tort...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social...

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - July 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in Jesner v. Arab Bank; a...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

MoFocus: Our Insights into the Risk + Crisis Landscape - Vol.1 Issue. 1

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What Companies Should Be Doing to Prepare for the Next Ransomware Attack - The “WannaCry” cyberattack that struck in May paralyzed businesses, government entities, and Britain’s National Health Service, encrypting computer...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

The Supreme Court Considers Whether Companies Can Be on the Hook for Human Rights Violations Under the Alien Tort Statute

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Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address the question of whether companies can be liable in federal court for human rights violations under a 1789 law. Most appeals courts that have considered this question found...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - April, 2017

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases today: McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248: Damiana Ochoa filed a discrimination charge against petitioner McLane Co. when she was terminated after...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social...

Alien Tort Case Development: The U.S. Supreme Court Will Review the Question of Corporate Liability

On Monday, April 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by plaintiffs in Jesner v. Arab Bank, No. 16-499. The case may once and for all determine whether companies are appropriate...more

King & Spalding

Second Circuit Panel Declines to Abandon Rule on Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute

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On December 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (“Second Circuit”) issued its decision in In re Arab Bank, PLC Alien Tort Statute Litigation, which involved claims brought against Arab Bank, PLC (“Arab...more

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