September 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The American Justice Center on Thursday filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of anonymous survivors against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for human rights abuses stemming from the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002. Modi was ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Alexis Campos, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2015, delves into the issues of duty, causation and proximate cause in regards to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers and how this liability case was approached...Before the close of 2013, the Court ...[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 28, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Millbrook v. US that the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and exceptions to it, waive the immunity of prison guards who commit intentional torts that are within the scope of their authority. The text of 28 USC 2680 lists exceptions for which t... ...[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]
March 5, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in Levin v. United States that the intentional tort exception in the Gonzales Act does not immunize individual government medical personnel against battery suits. Thus, instead of suing the entire government under the Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to reinstate a lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by investment fraud victims of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff. The investors had sued the SEC under the waiver of sovereign immunity in the Federal ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday dismissed an appeal by Arab Bank, PLC from an order imposing discovery sanction for lack of jurisdiction in a lawsuit brought against the bank under Anti-Terrorist Act and Alien Tort Claims Act. The lawsuit was brought by US and foreign victims ...[read more]
November 25, 2012
by Max Slater
The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) chastised Russia on Friday for intimidating journalists and human rights activists and ignoring allegations of torture. The CAT, a panel composed of 10 human rights experts, presented a report on Friday that laid out a set of criticisms against Russia and ...[read more]

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