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Rights Groups Overseas Fight U.S. Concerns in U.S. Courts

Author: Juan Forero, New York Times, Published on: 26 June 2003

a growing number of lawsuits [in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Claims Act]...are stirring a fierce debate over whether American companies should be liable — in American courts — for rights abuses committed on or near their foreign installations [refers to lawsuits against Drummond (Colombia), Coca-Cola (Colombia), Unocal (Burma)]

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Related companies: Coca-Cola Drummond Unocal (part of Chevron)