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Jesner v. Arab Bank (Decision April 24, 2018)

Foreign corporations can’t be sued under the Alien Tort Statute.

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JesnervArabBank
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Jesner v. Arab Bank

Plaintiffs, victims of terrorist attacks, sued a foreign bank claiming the bank held accounts for known terrorists. The Court will decide if the bank – a corporate defendant – can be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (the law the plaintiffs are using).

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