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Shan v. China Construction Bank Corp. Opinion & Order [USA]

Chinese national...Shan... sued his former employer, China Construction Bank... alleging torture...in violation of customary international law...pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute...In seeking to hold the Bank liable...the plaintiff asserts three alternative theories...First,...the Bank...may be held directly liable as a principal. Second,...the Bank [may be] liable as a aider-and-abettor of the Chinese police. Third,...the Bank [may be] a co-conspirator of the Chinese police...Plaintiff...failed to state a plausible theory of...liability...China Construction Bank...motion to dismiss is granted...

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