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Supreme Court to review corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2011

On Monday, October 17, the U.S. Supreme Court granted plaintiffs' petition for a writ of certiorari in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

Dc court of appeals reinstates alien tort statute (ATS) claims against Exxon Mobil for complicity in extraterritorial acts raising policy considerations for multinationals
  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of human rights due diligence, and the correlative financial performance of multinationals, was made a more nuanced policy consideration by another Court of Appeals decision.

The steady rise of alien tort claims act lawsuits and the effect on US companies
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In recent years, foreign citizens are increasingly targeting US companies in lawsuits which claim that the company acted in concert with foreign governments, or rogue elements within a foreign country, to commit torture, rape, murder, genocide or a host of other human rights violations.

Corporations can now better predict where they may be sued in class action state lawsuits
  • Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd
  • USA
  • March 11 2010

With the continued rise of class action lawsuits in the United States, employers were often uncertain about where they might be subject to high-stakes class action litigation in state court.

Hertz Corp. v. Friend, et al.: Supreme Court clarifies corporate citizenship for purposes of diversity jurisdiction
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

On February 23, 2010, in the case of Hertz Corp. v. Friend, the Supreme Court resolved a long-running dispute regarding the definition of a corporation’s “principal place of business” for diversity jurisdiction in the federal courts.

Hertz Corp. v. Friend: the Supreme Court endorses the "nerve center" test for corporate citizenship
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

Few legal questions are more fundamental than a court's ability to hear a case.

United States Supreme Court clarifies test for corporate citizenship for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

On February 23, 2010, the United States Supreme Court resolved a split in the lower courts regarding the appropriate test to determine a corporation's "principal place of business" for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction.

Clarifying corporate citizenship: Hertz Corporation v. Friend
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2010

The United States Supreme Court unanimously resolved a Circuit split, holding that a corporation's principal place of business for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction is the corporation's "nerve center," that is, the state in which its officers direct, control, and coordinate the corporation's activities.

Supreme Court hears argument in case affecting corporate defendants’ access to federal courts
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2009

On November 10, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hertz Corp. v. Friend.