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Abuse of 18th Century Law Threatens U.S. Economic and Security Interests

Author: Daniel T. Griswold, Associate Director of Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, Published on: 25 January 2003

...in the last two decades, critics of global capitalism have turned the law [Alien Tort Claims Act] against U.S. corporations doing business in countries whose governments have been accused of human rights and environmental abuses. [refers to lawsuits against Unocal, Chevron, ExxonMobil, IBM, General Motors, Ford, Westinghouse]

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Related companies: Chevron ExxonMobil Ford General Motors IBM Unocal (part of Chevron) Westinghouse