Litigation Updates:


  • Goodyear Luxembourg Tires, SA v. Brown
    On November 19, 2010, WLF urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to permit plaintiffs’ lawyers to use U.S. courts as a platform for asserting claims against foreign companies that bear no relation to the United States. The case raises important issues about the continued viability of the Supreme Court’s longstanding protections against the exercise of personal jurisdiction by U.S. courts over foreign corporations.
  • Capital Ventures International v. Republic of Argentina
    On November 17, 2010, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, urging it to uphold the right of bondholders to seek to collect judgments against foreign states that have defaulted on their commercial debt. WLF argued that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act already provides foreign states with significant immunity from lawsuits in American courts.
  • Doe v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
    On November 12, 2010, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, urging it to uphold the dismissal of a suit by activists who claim that a multinational corporation aided and abetted human rights violations by the government of Indonesia, by providing financial support to security forces.

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