O'Melveny & Myers
When the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether corporations could be held liable for human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute, O'Melveny & Myers' Jonathan Hacker had a different issue in mind. The statute, he argued in a cert petition filed in a separate case on behalf of his client Rio Tinto Group, didn't even apply when the atrocities occurred in other countries. He repeated the argument in an amicus brief filed in a separate case, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. "We had argued the broader issue, and we thought it was the kind of issue the court would be interested in as a way to limit the ATS," Hacker said.
This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.
To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.
Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now
LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.
ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org