In an April 17 Law360 article, Ben Haglund discusses the Supreme Court's April 16 decision in Kiobel et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which upheld the dismissal of a suit against the oil company alleging human rights violations. Ben says that since the case was first reargued last year "a wide spectrum of U.S. businesses with foreign operations have been 'waiting to exhale.' Those businesses -- mining, oil, pharmaceutical, and financial -- have been the subject of substantial Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") damage claims. In light of today's narrow ruling that the ATS does not have extraterritorial reach, those businesses will likely breathe a modest, if only temporary, sigh of relief. The narrow holding, the concurring opinions, and the submission of voluminous amicus briefs all suggest there will be continued efforts to bring claims of international law violations before U.S. Courts."
Day Pitney Case Analysis
On March 11, Paul Williams presented at the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) seminar, "Titans of the Defense," where he discussed tips, strategies and lessons learned from his trial experience.
Jim Rotondo, Jennifer Shukla, and Julia Sorensen authored an article, "Amazon Tests Boundaries of What It Means to Be a Product Seller," published by Bloomberg BNA's Product Liability & Toxics Law News.
Jonathan Handler and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez co-authored an article, "Geographic Information Systems For Environmental Litigation," published by Bloomberg Environment's Environment & Energy Report.
Day Pitney Alert
Gary Betensky and Michael Napoleone were featured in a profile, "Day Pitney LLP: Firm Expands to Better Serve South Florida Clients," published in the March issue of The Boca Raton Observer magazine.
Day Pitney's representation of Walmart is noted in a Law360 article, entitled "Walmart Wins At NJ High Court In Fight Over Medical Terms."
Day Pitney Press Release
Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Boston-based Day Pitney partner Jonathan I. Handler was quoted in an article, "Split Mass. Top Court Says Strict Time Bar Can Apply To 93A," published by Law360.