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Hogan Lovells Litigation Alert: The Second Circuit rejects corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute

22 September 2010

Litigation Alert

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in a majority decision issued in an action brought against Shell alleging complicity in human rights violations in Nigeria, held that because corporate liability is not recognized under customary international law, federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear cases brought against corporations under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute.

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