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11 Jul 2011

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United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

[PDF] 10-3675 : Boimah Flomo v. Firestone Natural R - Opinion (Posner)

Posner, Circuit Judge. This suit under the Alien Tort Statute…pits 23 Liberian children against the Firestone Natural Rubber Company, which operates a…rubber plantation in Liberia…The district court granted summary judgment in favor of all the defendants...[A]lthough we disagree with the district court’s ruling that corporations cannot be held liable for violating the Alien Tort Statute and we reject many of the defendant’s arguments, we agree with the judgment…