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Litigation Update: A Summary of Recent Developments in U.S. Cases Brought Under the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Protection Act

[includes updates on human rights-related lawsuits against Unocal, Chevron, Royal Dutch/Shell, Southern Peru Copper Corporation, Rio Tinto, Union Carbide, Pfizer, various U.S. apparel retailers & manufacturers of clothing produced in Saipan factories, Gap, Talisman Energy, Coca-Cola, Texaco, DynCorp, ExxonMobil]

Part of the following stories

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Rio Tinto lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re Colombia)

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in the US)