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Article

25 Jan 2003

Author:
Daniel T. Griswold, Associate Director of Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute

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

...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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