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Fourth Circuit dismisses claims for injury from melamine-tainted infant formula, China deemed an adequate alternative forum
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China, USA
  • September 15 2011

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a federal district court properly dismissed, on inconvenient forum grounds, an action brought by Chinese residents alleging injury from melamine-tainted infant formula manufactured in China

Alien tort claims alleged against company that designed surveillance system for China
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China, USA
  • May 26 2011

Named and unnamed plaintiffs claiming to be U.S. and Chinese citizens who practice Falun Gong have filed a putative class action under the Alien Tort Claims Act, alleging that the defendants developed and made a surveillance system that the Chinese government used “to eavesdrop, tap and intercept communications, identify, and track Plaintiffs as Falun Gong members for the specific purpose of subjecting them to gross human rights abuses.”