Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
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|Case Term||OT 2012|
|Question Presented||(1) Whether the issue of corporate civil tort liability under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 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.