Product Liability and Toxic Tort

Environmental, Product Liability Litigation Under Alien Tort Statute

Justices to decide if lawsuits targeting overseas actions can be filed in federal court

Your client, a chemical company, is doing business in a foreign country. It has a pesticide manufacturing facility located in a rural area and also sells its products for use on nearby, government-owned plantations. To its credit, the company's environmental practices have gotten better in recent years, but it has a history of disposing of hazardous wastes from the manufacturing process in a less than environmental-friendly manner, resulting in extensive contamination.

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