Amgen: The Supreme Court Refuses to Erect New Class Action Bar

Mar 1, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

The Supreme Court’s recent Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds ruling re-affirmed the principle that class actions serve an important function in getting redress for harm and in adjudicating complex disputes

Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Spawns Complex Web of Litigation

Feb 13, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

Forty-five Americans are dead and almost 700 have suffered serious infections, resulting, allegedly, from contaminated steroid injections made by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum: Does the Alien Tort Statute Reach Human Rights Violations Occurring Abroad?

Jan 30, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

Kiobel, pending in the US Supreme Court, arose from alleged human rights violations in Nigeria. The victims’ families filed suit in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute against the oil companies for their alleged role in the atrocities.

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Are Corporations Immune From Accountability For International Human Rights Violations?

Jan 22, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

Kiobel, pending in the US Supreme Court, arose from alleged human rights violations in Nigeria. The victims’ families filed suit in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute against the oil companies for their alleged role in the atrocities.

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