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State Dept. Files Amicus Brief Favoring Corporate Liability for Foreign Human Rights Abuses
Legal News Line ^ | 1-23-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie

Posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:56 AM PST by William Tell 2

The U.S. Supreme Court soon will hear a key case on corporate liability.

The case -- Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum -- has two questions at issue.

They are:

* Whether corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute is a merits question or a question of subject-matter jurisdiction.

* Whether a corporation can be held liable in a federal common law action brought under the Alien Tort Statue -- such as for violations of the law of nations such as torture, extrajudicial executions or genocide -- may instead be sued in the same manner as any other private party defendant under the ATS for such egregious violations.

The matter is a significant one because it can lead to a new wave of new litigation. It could be fertile ground for tort lawyers.

Indeed, the case, which will be heard Feb. 28, is so important that Solicitor General of the United States Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and Legal Adviser to the Department of State Harold Hongju Koh were co-signatories on an Amicus Brief in support of holding corporations liable for actions ...

(Excerpt) Read more at legalnewsline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: alientortstatute; hillaryclinton; obama; statedepartment

1 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:02 AM PST by William Tell 2
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To: William Tell 2
Lemmee guess ...

"The matter is a significant one because it can lead to a new wave of new litigation. It could be fertile ground for tort lawyers."

The illegal mulatto muslim bastard's administration want's to open up another avenue to destroy America.

right?

2 posted on 01/23/2012 7:16:13 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: William Tell 2

Wow, let’s find yet another way to drive business out of this country.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 7:18:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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