May 28, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth S. Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law says that careful delineation of the application of extraterritorial law is the key to its predictable application ...In two recent cases, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Borchers of the Creighton University School of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum overlooks recent relevant developments in the conflict of laws and may have unintended effects on future cases...The US Supreme Court's already- ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum that nothing in the Alien Tort Statute of 1789 (ATS) rebuts the US presumption against extraterritoriality and that suits challenging torture and international law violations that took place overseas cannot be ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Senior Editor Sarah Posner, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, is a member of JURIST's Editorial Board. Here, Posner discusses the loophole on corporate liability and US Supreme Court's possible holding in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. based on the Alien Tort ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Hausfeld and Kristen Ward Broz of Hausfeld, LLP argue that the jurisdiction of US courts should apply to any entity that has a presence within the US...Addressing Petitioners' oral argument before the US Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell), ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Monday. In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., the court heard new arguments on whether three oil companies are immune from US lawsuits under the Alien Tort Statute of 1789 (ATS) for alleged torture and international law violations that ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Obama administration on Thursday filed a brief in the US Supreme Court asking the justices to limit corporate liability for human rights violations occurring overseas. The government argued that the court should dismiss the lawsuit in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.. The issue in the case ...[read more]
March 5, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court announced Monday that they will rehear arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case dealing with corporate liability for human rights violations occurring overseas. The court originally took the case in October and heard arguments last week to determine whether three ...[read more]
March 2, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that while deciding Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, the Supreme Court should be mindful of precedent that supports universal jurisdiction and corporate liability when it comes to human rights violations... ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., the court heard arguments on whether three oil companies are immune from US lawsuits under the Alien Tort Statute of 1789 (ATS) for alleged torture and international law violations that took ...[read more]

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