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The Continued Viability Of The Alien Tort Claims Act And The Torture Victim Protection [USA]

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently endorsed the notion that multinational corporations may be held liable for violations of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA). Although the action did not result in a finding against the employer, the decision made clear that multinational employers…need to be aware that these claims are no longer a theoretical possibility, but a genuine source of potential liability…The case before the Eleventh Circuit, Juan Aquas Romero v Drummond Co., Inc….assessed a variety of issues involving both the TVPA and ATCA, shedding light on both corporate liability and the complicated evidentiary issues involved in this context.