Tag Archives: Tort

When Cars are the Drivers: Tort Law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Kenneth S. Abraham and Robert L. Rabin, Automated Vehicles and Manufacturer Responsibility for Accidents: A New Legal Regime for a New Era, 105 Va. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019), available at SLS. Ellen Bublick Now that self-driving vehicles roam the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Slams Door on Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

I previously wrote about the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, which asked whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  Victims of human rights violations in foreign nations (including terrorism) had made … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Holds that Foreign Corporations May Not Be Held Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute

In Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 584 U.S. ___, 2018 WL 1914663 (U.S. Apr. 24, 2018) (Kennedy, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that foreign corporations may not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 … Continue reading

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The Tort of "Outrage"

CNN reports that, rather than prudently disappear, failed Senate candidate and former Constitution-ignoring Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit:Failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says the women who accused him of sexual assault were part of a … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules 5-4 that the Alien Tort Statute Cannot Be Used To Sue Foreign Corporations

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Alien Tort Statute cannot be used to sue foreign corporations. With Justice Kennedy writing for the majority, the Court affirmed the Second Circuit’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit … Continue reading

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