Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe I Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe I, a consolidated case concerning the 1789 Alien Tort Statue (ATS) and… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe I, a consolidated case concerning the 1789 Alien Tort Statue (ATS) and U.S. corporations' liabilities for alleged child slave labor violations abroad. The plaintiffs, former child slaves in Ivory Coast, allege that the defendants, two U.S. companies, facilitated human rights abuses on the plantations where the youths worked. The ATS allows foreigners to bring lawsuits in U.S. courts for serious violations of international law. The two main issues in the case are whether U.S. corporations can be defendants in lawsuits brought under the ATS, and the second is whether the ATS applies when the conduct at the heart of the case took place outside the U.S. close

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Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe I Oral Argument

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Judicial Proceeding
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Dec 01, 2020 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN.org

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