Hearing on Defendant CACI's motion to dismiss Plaintiffs' ATS claims in Al Shimari v. CACI
On Friday, May 10, [Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)] has an important oral argument in our case against private military contractor CACI for torture at Abu Ghraib. CACI seeks dismissal of Plaintiffs’ Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) claims following Supreme Court’s ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. CCR and co-counsel are arguing that Plaintiffs’ ATS claims are in no way foreclosed by Kiobel. Plaintiffs will also be presenting argument on a number of other pending motions, including that they have properly adequately alleged CACI’s liability for participation in a conspiracy. CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy will be presenting oral argument at the May 10th hearing before Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, which is open to the public.