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Indonesian villagers' Alien Tort lawsuit against ExxonMobil may proceed in US court

Author: Cohen Milstein, Published on: 21 July 2015

"ExxonMobil Indonesian Villagers Human Rights Abuse Case to Proceed in Federal Court", 7 Jul 2015

In a significant victory for families of Indonesian citizens who were killed or abused by security personnel hired by Exxon Mobil Corporation, a Federal court has ruled the Alien Tort Statute claims against Exxon Mobil for human rights violations can proceed…In an opinion issued on July 6, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, of the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, held that the plaintiffs' claims sufficiently "touch and concern" the United States to satisfy the test recently set out by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum for when suits arising out of injuries inflicted overseas can be heard in U.S. courts.ExxonMobil Indonesian Villagers Human Rights Abuse Case to Proceed in Federal Court

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