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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

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Case Term OT 2012
Category Business Law
Question Presented (1) Whether the issue of corporate civil tort liability under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. ยง 1350, is a merits question or instead an issue of subject matter jurisdiction; and (2) whether corporations are immune from tort liability for violations of the law of nations such as torture, extrajudicial executions or genocide or may instead be sued in the same manner as any other private party defendant under the ATS for such egregious violations.
Lower Court's Decision No and no
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Outcome - Affirm

This case was decided on 16 April, 2013.

Roberts
Robertsaffirm
Scalia
Scaliaaffirm
Kennedy
Kennedyaffirm
Thomas
Thomasaffirm
Ginsburg
Ginsburgaffirm
Breyer
Breyeraffirm
Alito
Alitoaffirm
Sotomayor
Sotomayoraffirm
Kagan
Kaganaffirm