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Opinion Ninth Circuit allows corporations to be sued for alleged human rights abuses under ATCA

Opinion Ninth Circuit allows corporations to be sued for alleged human rights abuses under ATCA

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FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Argued and Submitted
September 21, 2010—San Francisco, California
Filed October 25, 2011 split en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that corporations are not immune from lawsuits alleging human rights abuses filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATC A).
FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Argued and Submitted
September 21, 2010—San Francisco, California
Filed October 25, 2011 split en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that corporations are not immune from lawsuits alleging human rights abuses filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATC A).

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FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
 
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Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Central District of CaliforniaMargaret M. Morrow, District Judge, PresidingArgued and SubmittedSeptember 21, 2010—San Francisco, CaliforniaFiled October 25, 2011
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