Reputation Risk – Headlines from Libya Evolve into Would-Be Human Rights Litigation in France

Reputation risk arises in so many ways. A few weeks ago, headlines announced that various Libyan government offices had been abandoned, and then rebels went through records. One set of records related to the Libyan regime spying on the email of its citizens. The headlines and stories identified a subsidiary (Amesys) of a well known French company (Bull) as apparently having supplied spying devices to the now unseated Gaddafi regime. Those records and headlines are now turning into would-be criminal and civil litigation in France. Opinio Juris has the story here, albiet brief. The would be litigation arises from a complaint by a human rights group – FIDH. A slightly longer version of the story is here at the FIDH website.

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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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