International Cases Filed in the USA
Multinational companies are increasingly being sued in the United States for their conduct in foreign countries under tort, human rights and labor law theories. Some of these actions are brought in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute and others are brought in foreign jurisdictions.
However, trial attorneys and their advocates often are using abusive and often unscrupulous tactics in many of these cases. ILR recently published a "trial lawyer playbook" – "Think Globally, Sue Locally: Out-of-Court Tactics Employed by Plaintiffs, Their Lawyers and Their Advocates in Transnational Tort Cases" – to highlight these tactics and the implications they have for justice in the U.S. and around the world.
The study was released on June 21, 2010 with a presentation by the author and a panel discussion, video of which can be found here. You can also read the press release concerning the release of the study, as well as a Wall Street Journal op-ed by the study's author explaining his findings.
- Class Actions Around the World
- Tort Import
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act