Aiding and Abetting Liability Under International – 4th Circuit’s ATS Decision Attacked

In this post (and others linked in it), Kevin Jon Heller at OpinioJuris continues to savage the legal analysis of US circuit courts as to international law standards for "aiding and abetting" liability. The criticism seems on point and powerful, but I’m certainly not an international law scholar. The big picture point here is that American lawyers need to recognize that the views of our courts are not necessarily representative of international law.


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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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