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By Littler

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum1 upholding the dismissal of an Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) suit, left a great deal unanswered. The Kiobel decision did, however, limit the potential for future ATCA claims by applying a strong presumption against that statute’s extraterritorial application. There have since been some mixed appellate court decisions regarding the statute’s extraterritorial application,2 but a recent decision by the U.S.

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