Ninth Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Child Slave Labor Case

Source: Nestle Won’t Get Full Ninth Circuit Review of Slave Labor Case

A three-judge panel of the court held in October 2018 that the Alien Tort Statute covers allegations that the companies aided and abetted slave labor. Allegations that the companies perpetuated overseas slave labor from headquarters in the U.S. are relevant to the statute’s focus, it said.  Eight judges dissented to denial of en banc rehearing.


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