International Litigation & Arbitration: January 2021 Archives

Life Sciences Companies Increase the Use of International Arbitration

As a natural result of their expansion even further into the global market, life sciences companies have increasingly relied on international arbitration to resolve disputes, joining a growing number of industries that have made a similar move in recent years.  

Can U.S. Companies Can Be Sued in the U.S. for their Supplier's Human Rights Violations? Supreme Court to Weigh In.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a pair of cases that question the role of the U.S. court system in holding companies accountable for profiting from child slavery in foreign countries. The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) gives federal courts jurisdiction to hear lawsuits filed by non-U.S. citizens for some violations of international law. In two related cases, the Supreme Court will decide whether U.S. corporations--as opposed to individuals--may be liable under the statute, and whether the allegations of corporate wrongdoing in these cases were sufficiently connected to the U.S.  

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