National Law Journal
April 24, 2018
The splintered 91-page decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank—Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority—narrows the reach of the Alien Tort Statute and finishes a task the court left incomplete in its 2013 ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.
Handing a win to business interests, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign corporations cannot be held liable in U.S. courts for overseas wrongdoing under the Alien Tort Statute.
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