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U.S. Courts Tackle Foreign Abuses - Energy corporations question 'law of nations'
Author: Jennifer Huang, newsdesk.org, Published on: 26 July 2004
A 215-year-old law originally written to address piracy and crimes abroad against American ambassadors is at the heart of litigation targeting some of the world's largest energy corporations...a recent Supreme Court ruling may have left the door open for the suits to proceed. [refers to ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, Unocal, Shell]