In an opinion issued on April 24, 2018, Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, a divided US Supreme Court held that litigants cannot use the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, to sue foreign corporations. The decision put an end to a split among the lower courts and in narrowing the ATS’s application, the decision also reinforced the Court’s long-standing suspicion of ATS litigation.

Our colleagues Layne Kruse, Anne Rodgers and Alex Cummings have analyzed this case in a new legal update available here.