Conflict of Laws

The Supreme Court’s 2018 Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC decision caused uncertainty for future and ongoing Alien Tort Statute (ATS) litigation in federal courts. In holding that foreign corporations are not subject to liability under the ATS, the Court foreclosed one avenue hu­man rights plaintiffs have sought to use for the past few decades to garner attention, and in some cases receive significant monetary settle­ments, for the abuses. Further,...