Supreme Court Holds Foreign Corporations Cannot Be Held Liable For Terrorism Claims

April 24, 2018
Nina Totenberg and Domenico Montanaro

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that foreign corporations cannot be sued for damages in U.S. courts for aiding in terrorist attacks or other human rights violations. The vote was 5-to-4.

Writing for the conservative majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the”courts are not well suited to make the required policy judgments implicated by corporate liability in cases like this one.”

Rather, the political branches — Congress and the executive — should deal with these issues, he said.

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