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(Actual Units)

Dismissal Grounds by Year

Percent of
Grounds of Dismissal Number Resolved(1)

Law of Nations 12 46%


1980-1992

Immunity Doctrines(2) 9 35%

Non Justiciable Political Question 3 12%

Other Grounds 7 27%


1992-1995

Immunity Doctrines(2) 5 71%

Law of Nations 2 29%

Law of Nations 11 29%


Immunity Doctrines(2) 7 18%
Statute of Limitations 6 16%
1995-2004

Personal Jurisdiction 3 8%
No Private Right of Action 2 5%
Non Justiciable Political Question 2 5%
Forum Non Coveniens 1 3%
Other Grounds 8 21%

Percent of
Grounds of Dismissal Number Resolved(1)
Law of Nations 41 37%
Immunity Doctrines(2) 27 25%
Personal Jurisdiction 11 10%
2004-2013

Insufficently Pled Complaint 8 7%


Non Justiciable Political Question 6 5%
No Grounds Given 6 5%
2004-20
Not Natural Person 5 5%
Other Grounds 28 25%

Presumption Against Extraterritoriality 16 38%


Immunity Doctrines(2) 11 26%
2013-2015
Law of Nations 6 14%
Personal Jurisdiction 6 14%
Other Grounds 20 48%

Notes:
(1) Percent reflects all occurrences of grounds of dismissal per resolved case
(2) Includes all immunity doctrines, including Sovereign Immunity, Head of State Immunity, Diplomatic Immunity, etc.
Number

12

26

7
13
7
6
3
2
2
1
8
38

41
27
11
8
6
6
5
28
110
16
11
6
6
20
42

tic Immunity, etc.


(Actual units)
Number of Resolved Cases by Year
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Resolved 33 11 61 159 60
Pro se 1 - 3 85 21
Frivolous 1 - 2 3 5

(Actual units)
Dismissal Rates by Year
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
MTD Granted 26 7 38 107 42
With Prejudice 23 7 35 87 37
Without Prejudice 3 - 3 20 5

Note: All cases classified as split motions to dismiss with and without prejudice are counted in with and without cat

1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015


MTD Granted 79% 64% 62% 67% 70%
With Prejudice 70% 64% 57% 55% 62%
Without Prejudice 9% - 5% 13% 8%

($ in millions)
Known Settlement Amounts
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015

Title Support n=0 n=1 n=1 n=5 n=0


Total $ - $6 $9 $ 49 $ -
Average $ - $6 $9 $ 10 $ -
n= - 1 1 5 -

($ in millions)
Known Settlements
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Total - 1 7 12 3

(Actual Units)
Percentage of Default Judgments
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Title Support n=5 n=3 n=4 n=10 n=3

Default Judgements 5 3 4 10 3
Percentage of Resolved Cases 15% 27% 7% 6% 5%

(Actual Units)
Summary Judgments
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Summary Judgements - - 2 \ 4 1

(Actual Units)
Number of Cases with Awarded Damages
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Number of Cases 4 4 7 15 3
Merit Cases 5 9 11 23 8

($ in millions)
Judgement Amounts
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Judgement Amounts: $ 10.4 $ 41.0 $ 103.0 $ 2,395.0 $ 60,326.0
21.0 745.0 47.0 15.0
8.0 71.0 6.0 4.2
60.0 1,966.0 1,966.0 4.3 -
- 14.0 1.5 10.0 -
- 47.5 123.0 8.0 -
- - 21.0 -
- 4.0 13.5 -
- 4,500.0 36.8 -
- 140.0 - -
- - - 54.6 -
- - - 19.0 -
- - - 27.5 -
- - - 22.4 -
- - - 7.6 -
- - - 37.0 -
Total $ 99 $ 2,069 $ 7,654 $ 2,710 $ 60,345

($ in millions)
Favor-Outcome by Year
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
Plaintif Prevails 4 4 7 15 3
Total/% of Total
Number of Resolved Cases by Year

159

324

85

61 60

33
220 21
11
1 1 3 2 3 5
31
- -
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
d in with and without categories, counts partial motions to dismiss as motions to dismiss with prejudice
Resolved Pro se Frivolous

Dismissal Rates by Year


Percent of Resolved Cases

79%
70% 70%
67%
64% 64% 62% 62%
57%
55%

13%
9% 8%
5%
Note: All cases classified as split motions to dismiss with and without prejudice are counted in
-
with and without categories, counts partial motions to dismiss as motions to dismiss with
1980-1992
prejudice 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015

MTD Granted With Prejudice Without Prejudice


23
7.1%

Known Settlement Amounts by Year


($ in millions)
25
7.7% $ 49

$9 $9 $ 10
$6 $6

$ - $ - $ - $ -
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
n=0 n=1 n=1 n=5 n=0
$ 49

$9 $9 $ 10
$6 $6

7 $ - $ - $ - $ -
1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015
2.2% n=0 n=1 n=1 n=5 n=0
Total Average

56
17.3%

Default Judgments by Year


Percent of Resolved Cases
27%

15%

7% 6%
5%

1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015


n=5 n=3 n=4 n=10 n=3

Number of Cases with Awarded Damages by Year


15

4 4
33 3

58.9%

1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015

Judgment Amounts by Year


($ in millions)
$ 60,345

$ 7,654
$ 2,069 $ 2,710
$ 99
$ 7,654
$ 2,069 $ 2,710
$ 99

1980-1992 1992-1995 1995-2004 2004-2013 2013-2015


Defendant
Relevance Column Column Disposition Column
IND = MTD/P = Motion to Dismiss
OL = Ongoing Litigation Individual with Prejudice Granted
OFF = MTD/WP = Motion to Dismiss
Y = Final dispositive opinion in a case Officer Without Prejudice Granted
PMTD = Partial Motion to
R = Relevant, nondispositive opinion in a case STA = State Dismiss Granted
PMTD/P = Partial Motion to
N = Irrelevant (discusses but does not rely on ATS as a ORG = Dismiss with Prejudice
cause of action) Organization Granted
INC = MTD/D = Motion to Dismiss
Corporation Denied
AGE = MTD/V = Vacated Motion to
Agency Dismiss
GDJ= Granted Default
City = City Judgment
County = DDJ = Denied Default
County Judgment

PGDJ = Partial Grant of


Default Judgment
DSS = Dismissed Sua Sponte
DSS/WP = Dismissed Sua
Sponte Without Prejudice

JTP = Jury Trial for Plaintif

JTD = Jury Trial for Defendant


JTP/R = Reversed Jury Trial for
Plaintif
BTP = Bench Trial for the
Plaintif
MSJ = Motion for Summary
Judgment for the Defendant
Granted
PMSJ = Partial motion for
summary judgment granted
for the defendants
GSJP = Granted Summary
Judgment for Plaintif
D/MSJ = Denied motion for
summary judgment for
defendants
MSJ/P, MTD/P = Partial
motion for summary
judgment granted and partial
motion to dismiss granted
D/MJNV = Denied Motion for
Judgment Notwithstanding
the Verdict
MJD/D = Motion for
Jurisdictional Discovery
Denied
TV = Motion to transfer
venue granted
D/MCC = Denied motion for
class certification
CCG = Class certification
granted
D/MCI = Denied motion to
certify interlocutory appeal
MEHG/JTD = Motion for
Evidentiary Hearing Granted,
Motion for Jury Trial Denied
MPI/D = Motion for a
Preliminary Injunction Denied
MPO = Motion for a
Protective Order Granted
MTI/G = Granted motion to
intervene
D/MTRO = Denied motion for
a TRO

SET = Settlement

SET? = Possible settlement


V/D = Voluntary Dismissal
U = Unknown Outcome
Grounds of Dismissal

LON = Law of Nations

SI = Sovereign Immunity
PAE = Presumption Against
Extraterritoriality
NJPQ = Nonjusticiable
Political Question

PJ = Personal Jurisdiction

S = Standing

P = Preemption

NNP = Not a Natural Person


Agency = Insufficient
agency between parent and
subsidiary
FNC = Forum non
conveniens

SOL = Statute of Limitations

IPC = Inadequately Pled


Complaint (e.g. factual
allegations don't arise to
LON, even if complaint
correctly states LON)
FSA = Failure to state a
claim (causation, damages).

FTP = Failure to prosecute

NA = Not an alien

HOS = Head of State


Immunity

DI = Diplomatic Immunity

ASD = Act of State Doctrine

ICF = International Comity


and Fairness
NPRA = No private right of
action

NSA = No state action

SSP = State secret privilege


MCA = Barred by the
Military Commissions Act
AP = Against Private Party
(DC Circuit)
NI = Not an individual
(TVPA)
FTEAR = Failure to exhaust
admistrative remedies

FCCO = Failure to comply


with court orders

PD = Preclusion Doctrine

RJ = Res Judicada
NT = Not torture per
definitions in TVPA

NV = Not a victim (TVPA)


CR = Command
Responsibility
IRS = Inappropriate Remedy
Sought
SD = Sham Declarations
FL = Frivolous
LPI = Lacks priviledge to
litigate (due to enemy
status)
NL = No liability based on
evidence presented
NGG = No grounds given
Name Date Citation Docket number Circuit Relevant?

You v. Japan 11/3/2015 3:15-cv-03257 9th Cir. OL

De La Cruz v. United States 11/2/2015 No. 1:15-cv-00545 9th Cir. FL

Brill v. Chevron Corporation 10/26/2015 3:15-cv-04916 9th Cir. OL

Ajaj v. United States 10/16/2015 No. 3:14-cv-01245 7th Cir. PS

Dogan v. Barak 10/15/2015 2:15-cv-08130 9th Cir. OL


Salim v. Mitchell 10/13/2015 2:15-cv-00286 9th Cir. OL
Jaramillo v. Naranjo 9/30/2015 No. 10–21951–CIV 11th Cir. Y

Rodrigo-Fernandez v. Spain 9/14/2015 3:13-cv-01911 1st Cir. PS

Klayman v. Obama (D.D.C.) 8/21/2015 2015 BL 270322 No. 1:14-cv-01484 DC Cir. Y


Dalziel et al v. Malaysia
Airlines et al 7/28/2015 1:15-cv-06202 7th Cir. OL

Nos. 14-4104(L) 14-


3589 14-3607 14-
4129 14-4130 14-
4131 14-4132 14-
4135 14-4136 14-
4137 14-4138 14-
Balintulo v. Ford Motor Co. 7/27/2015 796 F.3d 160 4139 2d Cir. Y

Singh et al v. Manjit Singh G.K. 7/10/2015 1:15-cv-05372 2d Cir. OL


Jawad v. Hagel
Al Shimari v. CACI Premier 7/8/2015 No. 1:14-cv-00811
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Tech., Inc. 6/18/2015 2015 WL 4740217 00827–GBL–JFA 4th Cir. OL

Ali Jaber v. United States 6/7/2015 1:15-cv-00840 DC Cir. OL

Ladra v. Rubias 6/2/2015 1:15-cv-04231 2d Cir. OL

Tawfik v. Al-Sabah
(S.D.N.Y.

6/1/2015 2015 BL 172855 No. 13 Civ. 4923 2d Cir. Y


Dhiab v. Obama 5/29/2015 DC Cir. OL

787 F.3d 563 14–5299

Alarcon v. Holloway 5/28/2015 1:15-cv-03095 2d Cir. OL


Sauter v. Citigroup (SDNY) 5/27/2015 2015 BL 167382 No. 1:14-cv-05812 2d Cir. Y
Hernandez v. U.S. 4/24/2015 5th Cir. R

Nos. 11–50792, 12–


785 F.3d 117 50217, 12–50301
Ahmad v. Christian Friends of 4/22/2015 2d Cir. Y
Israeli Communities

600 Fed.Appx. 800 No. 14–1843


Mohammadi v. Islamic 4/3/2015 DC Cir. Y
Republic of Iran

782 F.3d 9 No. 13–7109

Clark v. Porter 3/31/2015 No. 1:14-cv-02128 11th Cir. PS


Doe v. Drummond 3/25/2015 11th Cir. Y

782 F.3d 576 No. 13–15503


Fischer v. Magyar 1/23/2015 777 F.3d 847 Nos. 13–3073, 14– 7th Cir. Y
Allamvasutak Zrt. 1319

Sibug v. O'Malley 1/23/2015 1:15-cv-00200 4th Cir. FL

"American Justice Center"


(AJC), Inc. v. Modi (S.D.N.Y.)

1/14/2015 1:14-cv-07780 2d Cir. Y


Jerez v. Republic of Cuba 12/30/2014 775 F.3d 419 No. 13–7141 DC Cir. Y
Sikhs for Justice v. Nath 12/19/2014 596 Fed.Appx. 7 No. 14–1724–cv 7th Cir. Y

Saldana v. Occidental No. 12-55484.


Petroleum Corp.

12/15/2014 774 F.3d 544 9th Cir. Y


Sikhs for Justice v. Gandhi 12/14/2014 2d Cir. Y

596 Fed. Appx. 7 14-1724-cv


Ellul v. Congregation of 12/8/2014 2014 WL 6863587 Docket No. 11– 2d Cir. Y
Christian Bros. 1682–cv

Mwani v. Al Qaeda 11/18/2014 2014 WL 6463227 Civil Action No. DC Cir. Y


99–125 (JMF)

Sun v. China Petroleum &


Chem. Corp. LLC (9th Cir.) 11/14/2014 2:13-cv-05355 9th Circuit Y
Mujica v. AirScan Inc. 11/12/2014 771 F.3d 580 Nos. 10–55515, 10– 9th Cir. Y
55516, 10–55587

Ezeiruaku v. Bull 11/3/2014 2014 WL 5587404 Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS


14–2567
(JBS/KMW)

Latchford v. Turkish Republic 10/31/2014 12-00846 DC Cir. Y


of N. Cyprus

2014 WL 5488165
Fiouris v. Turkish Cypriot 10/31/2014 10-01225 DC Cir. Y
Cmty.

2014 BL 308311

Sikhs For Justice Inc et al v.


Bachchan 10/27/2014 2:14-cv-08297 9th Cir. OL
Mastafa v. Chevron Corp. 10/23/2014 770 F.3d 170 No. 10–5258–cv 2d Cir. Y

Nino v. U.S. 10/6/2014 2014 WL 4988472 No. 13CV0469 9th Cir. Y


WQH (BGS)
Dhiab v. Obama 10/3/2014 2014 WL 4954458 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R
05–1457 (GK)

Jaramillo v. Naranjo 9/30/2014 2014 WL 4898210 No. 10–21951–CIV 11th Cir. R

Udugampola v. Jacobs 9/29/2014 2014 WL 4809287 N

Mwani v. Al Qaeda 9/25/2014 2014 WL 4749182 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R


99–125(JMF)

Jovic v. L-3 Services, Inc. 9/24/2014 2014 WL 4748614 10 C 5197 7th Cir. OL
(renamed Genocide Victims of
Krajina v. L-3 Communications
Corporation et al)
Doe v. Exxon Mobil 9/23/2014 2014 WL 4746256 Civil No. 01– DC Cir. OL
Corporation 1357(RCL), Civil
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Baloco v. Drummond Co., Inc. 9/23/2014 767 F.3d 1229 No. 12–15268 11th Cir. Y

Krishanthi v. Rajaratnam 9/19/2014 CV-09-5395 3d Cir. Y

2014 WL 4677175
Doe I v. Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/5/2014 2014 WL 4446381 Case No. 5:11–CV– 9th Cir. OL
02449–EJD
Doe I v. Nestle USA, Inc. 9/4/2014 766 F.3d 1013 No. 10–56739 9th Cir. R

Perez v. U.S. 9/3/2014 2014 WL 4385473, No. 13cv1417– 9th Cir. Y


WQH–BGS

MAKS, Inc. v. EODT Gen. Sec. 9/2/2014 3:10-cv-00443 6th Cir. Y


Co.

In re South African Apartheid 8/28/2014 2014 WL 4290444 Nos. 02 MDL 2d Cir. R


Litigation 1499(SAS), 02 Civ.
4712(SAS), 02 Civ.
6218(SAS), 03 Civ.
1024(SAS), 03 Civ.
4524(SAS)
Licci ex rel. Licci v. Lebanese 8/28/2014 No. 10–1306–cv 2d Cir. Y
Canadian Bank, SAL

732 F.3d 161


Rosenberg v. Pasha 8/27/2014 577 Fed.Appx. 22 No. 13–4334–cv 2d Cir. Y

Licea v. Curacao Drydock Co., 8/24/2014 1:06-cv-22128 11th Cir. Y


Inc.

Gerlach v. German State 8/19/2014 2014 WL 4161978 No. 14–CV–4684 2d Cir. PS


(NGG)(LB)
Albers v. Larson 8/14/2014 2014 WL 4057836 N

Luu v. Int’l Inv. Trade & Serv. 8/6/2014 11-00182 5th Cir. Y
Grp.

Warfaa v. Ali 7/29/2014 2014 WL 3734121 No. 1:05cv701 4th Cir. OL


(LMB/JFA)

Doe No. 117 v. Singer Docket


(C.D. Cal.) 7/25/2014 No. 2:14-cv-03530 9th Cir. Y
Cardona v. Chiquita Brands 7/24/2014 760 F.3d 1185 No. 12–14898 11th Cir. Y
Intern., Inc.

Ameur v. Gates 7/16/2014 759 F.3d 317 No. 13–2011 4th Cir. Y

Al Shimari v. CACI Premier 6/30/2014 758 F.3d 516 Nos. 13–1937, 13– 4th Cir. R
Technology, Inc. 2162
Hernandez v. U.S. 6/30/2014 757 F.3d 249 Nos. 11–50792, 12– 5th Cir. Y
50217, 12–50301

William v. AES Corp. 6/26/2014 2014 WL 2896012 No. 1:14CV343 4th Cir. Y
JCC/TRJ
Meshal v. Higgenbotham 6/13/2014 2014 WL 2648032 Case No. 1:09– DC Cir. Y
2178 (EGS)

Allaithi v. Rumsfeld 6/10/2014 753 F.3d 1327 Nos. 13–5096, 13– DC Cir. Y
5097

Sikhs for Justice v. Gandhi 6/9/2014 2014 WL 2573487 No. 13 Civ. 2d Cir. R
Mamani v. Berzain 5/20/2014 2014 WL 2069491 4920(BMC)
Case Nos. 07– 11th Cir. OL
22459–CIV, 08–
21063–CIV

Simon v. Republic of Hungary 5/9/2014 2014 WL 1873411 Civil Action No. DC Cir. OL
10–1770 (BAH)
Fernandez v. Spain 5/7/2014 2014 WL 1807069 Civil No. 13– 1st Cir. PS
1911(PG)

Howard v. Maximus, Inc. 5/6/2014 2014 WL 3859973 No. 3:13–cv– 9th Cir. PS
01111–ST

Ahmad v. Christian Friends of 5/5/2014 2014 WL 1796322 No. 13 Civ. 2d Cir. R


Israeli Communities 3376(JMF)
Krishanti v. Rajaratnam 4/28/2014 2014 WL 1669873 Civil Action No. 3d Cir. Y
2:09–cv–05395
(JLL)(JAD)

Sikhs for Justice Inc. v. Indian 4/25/2014 17 F.Supp.3d 334 No. 10 Civ. 2940 2d Cir. R
National Congress Party

Sikhs for Justice v. Nath 4/24/2014 17 F.Supp.3d 334 No. 10 Civ. 2940 2d Cir. R
In re South African Apartheid 4/17/2014 15 F.Supp.3d 454 Nos. 02 MDL 2d Cir. R
Litigation 1499(SAS), 02 Civ.
4712(SAS), 02 Civ.
6218(SAS), 03 Civ.
1024(SAS), 03 Civ.
Gandy v. Raemisch 3/31/2014 2014 WL 1292799 4524(SAS)
Civil Action No. 10th Cir. Fl
12–cv–03331–
MSK–MJW

Sanusi v. Department of 3/31/2014 2014 WL 1310344 N


Homeland Sec.
Nino v. U.S. 3/13/2014 2014 WL 1028575 No. 13cv0469 9th Cir. R
WQH (BGS)

Du Daobin v. Cisco Systems, 2/24/2014 2 F.Supp.3d 717 Civil No. PJM 11– 4th Cir. Y
Inc. 1538
Aamer v. Obama 2/11/2014 742 F.3d 1023 N
Chowdhury v. Worldtel 2/10/2014 746 F.3d 42 No. 09–4483–cv 2d Cir. Y
Bangladesh Holding, Ltd.

Aldana v. Del Monte Fresh 2/6/2014 741 F.3d 1349 No. 12–16143 11th Cir. Y
Produce N.A., Inc.
Howard v. Maximus, Inc. 2/5/2014 2014 WL 468887 N

Martinez v. BP PLC 1/28/2014 12-00308 DC Cir. Y


Johnson v. City of New York 1/28/2014 2014 WL 323595 N

Dacer v. Estrada 1/21/2014 2014 WL 229801 No. C 10–04165 9th Cir. Y


WHA

Janko v. Gates 1/17/2014 741 F.3d 136 No. 12–5017 DC Cir. Y


Daimler AG v. Bauman 1/14/2014 134 S.Ct. 746 No. 11–965 9th Cir. Y

Korber v. Bundesrepublik 1/9/2014 739 F.3d 1009 No. 12–3269 7th Cir. Y
Deutschland

Doe I v. Nestle USA, Inc. 12/19/2013 766 F.3d 1013 No. 10–56739 9th Cir. OL
Sikhs for Justice v. Badal 11/26/2013 736 F.3d 743 No. 13–2316 7th Cir. Y

Tarros S.p.A. v. U.S. 11/19/2013 982 F.Supp.2d 325 N

Drummond Company, Inc. v. 11/18/2013 2013 WL 6074157 N


Collingsworth
Dacer v. Estrada 11/8/2013 2013 WL 5978101 No. C 10–04165 9th Cir. R
WHA

Giraldo v. Drummond Co., Inc. 11/5/2013 2013 WL 5934645 No. 2:09–CV– 11th Cir. R
1041–RDP

Ben-Haim v. Neeman 11/4/2013 543 Fed.Appx. 152 No. 13–1522 3d Cir. R

Hamad v. Gates 10/7/2013 732 F.3d 990 N


Rosenberg v. Lashkar-e-Taiba 9/30/2013 980 F.Supp.2d 336 Nos. 10–CV–5381 2d Cir. R
(DLI)(CLP), 10–
CV–5382 (DLI)
(CLP), 10–CV–
5448 (DLI)(CLP),
11–CV–3893 (DLI)
(CLP), 12–CV–
5816 (DLI)(CLP)

Chen Gang v. Zhao Zhizhen 9/20/2013 2013 WL 5313411 No. 3:04CV1146 2d Cir. Y
RNC

Abecassis v. Wyat 9/16/2013 2013 WL 5231543 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. N
H–09–3884

Doe v. Ejercito De Liberacion 9/12/2013 2013 WL 8170187 No. 10–CV–21517 11th Cir. R
Nacional
Jerez v. Republic of Cuba 8/29/2013 964 F.Supp.2d 52 Misc. Action No. DC Cir. R
09–466 (RWR)

Henry v. Unites States

8/29/2013 No. 1:13-cv-05255 7th Cir. PS


Agurenko v. Arab Bank 8/28/2013 1:2010cv00626 2d Cir. OL

Tymoshenko v. Firtash 8/28/2013 2013 WL 4564646 No. 11–CV–2794 2d Cir. Y


(KMW)

Corral v. U.S. 8/27/2013 2013 WL 4540919 N


Muntslag v. Beerens 8/26/2013 2013 WL 4519669 No. 12–cv–07168 2d Cir. PS
(TPG)

Adhikari v. Daoud & Partners 8/23/2013 2013 WL 4511354 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. OL
09–cv–1237

Balintulo v. Daimler AG 8/21/2013 727 F.3d 174 Docket Nos. 09– 2d Cir. R
2778–cv(L), 09–
2779–cv, 09–2780–
cv, 09–2781–cv,
09–2783–cv, 09–
2785–cv, 09–2787–
cv, 09–2792–cv,
09–2801–cv, 09–
3037–cv.

Gandy v. Raemisch 8/21/2013 2013 WL 8175779 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. R
12–cv–03331–
MSK–MJW

Doe v. Amal 8/20/2013 12-1359 4th Cir. Y

U.S. v. Lawrence 8/20/2013 727 F.3d 386 N


Richardson v. Atorney General 8/20/2013 2013 WL 4494975 N
of the British Virgin Islands

Kaplan v. Central Bank of 8/20/2013 961 F.Supp.2d 185 Civil No. 10– DC Cir. Y
Islamic Republic of Iran 483(RCL)

Ahmed v. Magan 8/20/2013 2013 WL 4479077 Civil Action No. 6th Cir. Y
2:10–cv–00342

Sexual Minorities Uganda v. 8/14/2013 960 F.Supp.2d 304 C.A. No. 12–cv– 1st Cir. OL
Lively 30051–MAP

Ahmed-Al-Khalifa v. Al-Assad 8/13/2013 2013 WL 4401831 No. 1:13–cv–48– 11th Cir. PS


RV–GRJ

Ahmed v. Commissioner for 8/6/2013 2013 WL 4001194 No. 1:13–cv– 11th Cir. PS
Educ. Lagos State 00050–MP–GRJ
Ahmed-Al-Khalifa v. Minister 8/2/2013 2013 WL 3991961 No. 5:13–cv–172– 11th Cir. PS
of Interior, Federal Republic of RS–GRJ
Nigeria

Hua Chen v. Honghui Shi 8/1/2013 2013 WL 3963735 No. 09 Civ. 2d Cir. PS
8920(RJS)

Doe v. Exxon Mobil 7/26/2013 527 Fed.Appx. 7 Nos. 09–7125, 09– DC Cir. R
Corporation 7127, 09–7134, 09–
7135

Giraldo v. Drummond Co., Inc. 7/25/2013 2013 WL 3873960 No. 2:09–CV– 11th Cir. R
1041–RDP.
Giraldo v. Drummond Co., Inc. 7/25/2013 2013 WL 3873978 2:09–CV–1041– 11th Cir. R
RDP.

Ahmed-Al-Khalifa v. Obama 7/19/2013 2013 WL 3797287 No. 1:13–cv–49– 11th Cir. FL


MW/GRJ

Fischer v. Erste Grp. Bank AG 7/9/2013 1:12-cv-03328- 2d Cir. R


WFK-RER

Ezekiel v. B.S.S. Steel Rolling 7/2/2013 2013 WL 3339161 No. 11th Cir. PS
Mills 3:13cv167/MCR/CJ
K

Ahmed-Al-Khalifa v. Trayers 7/1/2013 2013 WL 3326212 No. 3:13–CV– 2d Cir. PS


00869 (CSH)

Ahmed-Al-Khalifa v. Trayers
7/1/2013 3:13-cv-00869 2d Cir. PS
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(VVP)

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Facts

Complaint based on women forced into "sex slavery" in the Asian and Pacific
theatres of WWII. They were raped, beaten, and killed. Allegations that
corporate defendants planned the harms. Alleged commericial activities
exception to the FSIA because the state killed U.S. soldiers. Also alleged certain
corps. aided and abeted the Japanese government.

P is a prisoner who alleges he is receiving inadequate medical care for his


prostate condition.

Ps sue Chevron for buying oil from the Saddam Hussein regime. Ps allege $$$
went to finance Hussein's operation of terror against his citizens.

P alleges harrassment at the prison where he is incarcerated because he is an


arab. Also claims he was made extremely sick due to pollution at prison. P also
says he was transferred to a maximum security prison despite having only one
lung and was falsely characterized as a "hypochondriac."

Ps sue Israeli Defense Minister for killing unarmed civilians in the Gaza.
Ps sue two psychologists at a military prison in Afghanistan (they were
independent contractors!!!) for designing torture program
See earlier iterations of this case for facts.

P alleges he was not allowed to become a member of the bar despite graduating
from law school and passing the bar exam because of his outstanding legal
disputes with Spain. (He is a Spanish national.)

Suing Obama for giving money to Israel used to fund terrorist activites
Suit for the death of a passanger of the recent shooting down of an airplane
flying in Ukranian airspace. The complaint names the airline as a D, but the
TVPA claim is solely brought against the head of a seperatist rebel group in
Ukraine acting with the support of Russia.

See in re South African Apartheid Litigation.

Ps allege Indian leader of political party tortured the P in order to win an


election of a powerful "representative organization" which wields control in
India's elections and is a "statutory body" representing the Sikhs.
P
Pssues for abuses
brought claimsatagaisnt
GitmoPMC that tortured them and subjected them to other
cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment at Abu-Graib
Ps were two aliens killed in drone strikes; Ps families allege they were
completely innocent and that they were killed without reason and even that
U.S. officials had apologized.
Ps allege human trafficking. Brought from Phillipines and kept in horrible
conditions.

Ps unlawfully detained and tortured by the defendants, acting on behalf of the


Kuwaiti government, as a result of their political activities.
Force feeding case arising out of imprisonment in Gitmo.

Human trafficking that alleges similar claims to the above


Plaintiff sought to recover funds allegedly deposited in Banco Nacional de
Mexico S.A. ("Banamex"), a Mexican bank, by the late Schneider Sauter, a
Mexican-Swiss national. Plaintiff asserted that "Banamex owes" it these funds.
Parents of 15-year old boy shot and killed by United States Border Patrol Agent
while he was playing in the cement culvert separating the United States from
Mexico brought action against the United States, various federal agencies, the
Agent involved in the shooting, and unknown federal agents

Plaintiffs brought suit based on defendants' financial support for Israeli citizens
living in the West Bank who injured plaintiffs during the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict through stonings (id. ¶¶ 23, 33), to firebombings (id. ¶ 26), to shootings
(id. ¶¶ 30, 33), to beatings (id. ¶¶ 31–32), to the destruction of property (id. ¶¶
24, 32) and vandalism .

Siblings of prisoner who allegedly died after he was tortured in Iranian prison
brought action against Islamic Republic of Iran and others, under Alien Tort
Statute (ATS), Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and Foreign Sovereign
Immunities Act (FSIA).

P alleges wrongful arrest and imprisonment.

Legal heirs of Colombian citizens who were murdered by Autodefensas Unidas


de Colombia (AUC), a paramilitary group, brought action against multinational
coal mining company, among others, seeking relief under Alien Tort Statute
(ATS), Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and Colombia's wrongful death
laws on their claim that company aided and abeted and conspired with AUC in
its extrajudicial killings and war crimes.
Holocaust survivors and heirs of other Holocaust victims brought action against
the Hungarian national railway, the Hungarian national bank, and several
private banks, alleging the banks and railway participated in expropriating
property from Hungarian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust.

Very difficult to figure out 100+ page complaint, but it seems P is alleging false
prosecution and being deprived of his children.

Current head of Indian state commited violations of the LON


Nilo Jerez filed suit in Florida state court against the Republic of Cuba and
various codefendants, including Fidel Castro and the “Cuban Revolutionary
Armed Forces,” alleging that he had suffered horrifying torture at their hands
and continued to suffer the consequences.
Human rights advocacy group and individuals brought action against Indian
politician and political party for unlawful atacks in India that resulted in injury,
death and destruction of homes, businesses and temples.

Plaintiffs brought suit against defendants for the execution of three union
leaders who were executed by members of the 18th Brigade of the Colombian
national army

Plaintiffs filed suit to seek justice and compensation for those Sikhs who were
injured or whose family members were killed and whose property was
destroyed during the Sikh Genocide of November 1984.
Individuals allegedly subjected to forced migration program as children
brought action against various religious organizations alleging violations of the
ATS after they were taken from their families in Europe at a young age, told that
their families were dead, and forced to work without compensation in Australia.

Plaintiffs brought suit for the deaths of those killed when Usama Bin Ladena nd
Al Qaeda exploded a massive truck bomb at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

Chinese run oil company tortured P and illegally detained him for lawsuit he
filed and tortured him.
This suit arises out of the 1998 bombing of a Colombian village by members of
the Colombian Air Force (CAF). Plaintiffs,1 citizens and former residents of
Colombia, brought suit in California against two U.S.-headquartered
corporations, Occidental Petroleum and AirScan, for their alleged complicity in
the bombing. Colombian citizens brought action against oil company and
private security firm under Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and state law to recover for their personal injuries and for deaths of
family members during bombing of village by Colombian military

Plaintiff alleged that Defendants seized his currency in violation of his


“federally guaranteed constitutional” rights at London's Heathrow Airport. ATS
claim was brought by plaintiff but was quickly dismissed

Plaintffs brought suit against defendants, alleging that defendants had enaged
in a fraudulent property scheme that fraudulently created a pretense of a
legitimate recognized government with sovereign powers
Plaintiffs are displaced persons and their heirs who are denied the rights to their
property, business, and homes by the defendants. Such violation of plaintiffs'
rights is due to the illegal occupation in the north Cyprus that is based on
religious and ethnic cleaning through the use of force

Suit related to Sikh genocide against film star in the Great Gatsby who was a
legend in Bollywood. He was know as "the Butcher" for his repeated calls to
violence.

Plaintiffs in this action are Iraqi women who were the victims of torture by
agents *175 of the Saddam Hussein regime or whose husbands were the victims
of such torture. Two plaintiffs are Kurdish women currently living in Iraq, and
the remaining three plaintiffs were citizens of Iraq at the time of the alleged
torture but are now either citizens or permanent residents of the United States.1
Plaintiffs filed the instant case on July 26, 2010, seeking, inter alia, compensatory
and punitive damages on their own behalf and as a putative class action on
behalf of those similarly situated. They claim that the defendant corporations
aided and abeted the abuses of the Saddam Hussein regime by paying the
regime kickbacks and other unlawful payments, which enabled the regime to
survive and perpetrate the abuses suffered by plaintiffs or their husbands.
Alleged victims of human rights abuses in Iraq brought action against oil
company and French bank who allegedly aided Saddam's regime in obtaining
income in violation of the UN Oil-for-Food Program

Plaintiffs brought suit against the US for failing to adequately train Border
Patrol agents concerning the proper use of force
Plaintiff alleged that his indefinite detention by the US government violated the
US Constitution and international law

Paramilitary groups were introduced and used by the Colombian government


to fight guerilla groups causing civil unrest in areas including the Middle
Magdalena River region. Id. at ¶ 19. These groups were consolidated into the
AUC in 1997 and given support of the Colombian army and local government
officials. Id. at ¶¶ 20, 22. The AUC infiltrated areas in the country where the
Colombian government had limited or no state presence. Id. at ¶ 22. The AUC
received tangible benefits from the Colombian government, like transportation,
munitions, and communications, and it funded itself through the production,
sale, and trafficking of narcotics. Id. at ¶¶ 22, 23. From about 1997 to 2007, the
AUC atacked civilian populations throughout Colombia, including the Middle
Magdalena River region. Id. at ¶ 21.
Particularly in the Middle Magdalena River region, the BCB controlled local
farms, municipalities, and the selection of mayors, judges, and directors of
public hospitals. Id. at ¶ 28. The BCB influenced control through corruption,
torture, kidnapping, and extrajudicial killings. Id. To control the drug trade, the
BCB targeted members of the Program for Peace and Development (“PDP”), a
non-governmental organization that provides farmers with alternatives to coca
cultivation. Id. at ¶¶ 2, 22. The BCB murdered 27 PDP leaders between 1997 and
2009. Id. at ¶ 31Plaintiffs, survivors of decedents who were targeted by the BCB,
sought compensator and punitive damages for torts in violation of international
and domestic
Plaintiffs law suit for the deaths of those killed when Usama Bin Ladena nd
brought
Al Qaeda exploded a massive truck bomb at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

Survivors of military operation in Croatia's Krajina region filed putative class


action against private military contractor based in the United States, alleging
that contractor assisted Croatian military in designing and carrying out
genocide and forced displacement of ethnic Serbs.
Plaintiffs alleged that Indonesian soldiers employed by defendants to provide
security at a natural gas production facility injured and killed plaintiffs

Children of former union leaders who were murdered in Colombia sued


corporation and its subsidiary which managed its mining operations, and two
employees of corporation, alleging that entities and employees hired
paramilitaries from United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) to
assassinate their fathers

Plaintiffs claimed that they were victims of international terrorism, crimes


against humanity, specifically suicide bombings and other murderous atacks
on innocent civilians intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population,
reckless disregard, negligence and tort claims commited by LTTE with financial
and material support provided by defendnat

Citizens of United States and China brought action against manufacturer of


internet networking hardware and manufacturer's officers, asserting claims for,
inter alia, torture under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and violation of Electronic
Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), based on defendants' design of system
used by Chinese authorities to apprehend plaintiffs in China.
Three former child slaves, who were forced to harvest cocoa in the Ivory Coast,
brought class action against multinational companies that controlled production
of Ivorian cocoa, alleging that the companies were liable under the Alien Tort
Statute (ATS) for aiding and abeting child slavery in the Ivory Coast.

Plaintiffs filed suit seeking damages for the death of decedent who was shot
crossing the border

Plaintiffs are seeking compensation and relief for assault, false imprisonment,
trespass, negligence, tortious interference with contract, conversation, negligent
hiring, and breach of contract

Victims of violence during decades-long South African legal regime known as


apartheid brought putative class action under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS)
against various corporations alleging aiding and abeting violations of
customary international law commited by the South African apartheid regime
Israeli residents who were injured or whose family members were killed in
series of terrorist rocket atacks on civilians in Israel brought action against
Lebanese bank, which allegedly facilitated terrorist organization's acts by using
correspondent banking account at New York bank to effectuate wire transfers
on behalf of terrorist organization totaling several million dollars.

Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants for allegedly coordinating the Mumbai
atacks with Lashkar-e-Taiba, causing the death of plaintiffs' family

Plaintiffs filed suit on allegations that they suffered physical and psychological
damages as victims of a forced labor scheme in which defendant, Curacao
Drydock Company, Inc. (“Curacao Drydock”), in concert with the government
of Cuba, trafficked them to Curacao and extracted forced labor.

Plaintiff commenced pro se action and asserted jurisdiction under ATS for
phsyciatric evaluation she was forced to undergo by a German court after her
father sued her for making statements that he abused her.
Vietnamese laborers brought suit to expose an international human trafficking
conspiracy. Plaintiffs alleged that they were defrauded and were lured into the
US on promises of good jobs and instead were subjected to inhuman treatment

Somali national who was allegedly tortured based on his membership in a clan
opposed to Somalia's leader at the time brought action against former officer of
Somali military for allegedly directly participating in his torture, including
shooting him five times and leaving him for dead.

Claimed D raped P in a foreign country


More than 4,000 citizens of Colombia brought actions against two American
corporations, alleging that defendants participated in a campaign of torture and
murder in Colombia by reviewing, approving, and concealing a scheme of
payments and weapons shipments to Colombian paramilitary organizations

Enemy combatant brought action against various former government officials,


alleging that he was abused, mistreated, and tortured during his detention at US
military facilities in Afghanistan and Cuba

Four Iraqi citizens brought action in the Southern District of Ohio under the
Alien Tort Statute (ATS) against, inter alia, military contractor, alleging that
plaintiffs were abused and tortured during their detention at Abu Ghraib prison
Parents ofsuspected
in Iraq as 15-year old boy shot
enemy and killed by United States Border Patrol Agent
combatants.
while he was playing in the cement culvert separating the United States from
Mexico brought action against the United States, various federal agencies, the
Agent involved in the shooting, and unknown federal agents

Customers, citizens and residents of Cameroon, brought action against


Cameroonian power company and its Virginia parent corporation, seeking
relief pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and Virginia common law for
injuries resulting from power company's alleged provision of faulty and
dangerous electrical supply in Cameroon.
Detainee, who was an American citizen traveling in Africa, brought Bivens
action against Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and other United
States officials, alleging violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and
tortuous use of interrogation techniques

Aliens formerly detained at United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay,


Cuba, after they were found by military tribunal not to be enemy combatants
brought actions under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) alleging that United States
officials who authorized and supervised their detention violated their rights
under US and international law

Plaintiffs filed suit to seek justice and compensation for those Sikhs who were
injured
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Protection Act (TVPA), as well as under state law, for the alleged massacre of
Bolivian citizens during a period of civil unrest.

Holocaust survivors brought action against Republic of Hungary, Hungarian


national railway, and private freight rail company, seeking recompense for
property allegedly stolen from them during World War II.
Plaintiff alleged that Spain has conscoiusly and wantonly violated his rights in
the prosecution of a criminal case related to embezzlement of public funds
dating back to early 1990s. Rodrigo asserts that despite graduating Magna Cum
Laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and passing the Puerto
Rico Bar Exam in March of 2010, he was not allowed to complete the admission
process into the Puerto Rico Bar and was forbidden from entering the United
States for over a year because of his outstanding legal disputes in Spain. Mr.
Rodrigo avers that he was also ordered to pay a fine of 3,716,868.10, roughly
equivalent to $5,125,561.10, as means of restitution. The plaintiff seeks damages
against Spain of over ten million dollars.

All of Howard's claims arise out of conduct occurring while he was in Canada,
including illegal confiscation of his United States passport, arrest and
imprisonment without probable cause, failure to treat his medical needs, and
other abuses of authority.

Plaintiffs brought suit based on defendants' financial support for Israeli citizens
living in the West Bank who injured plaintiffs during the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict through stonings (id. ¶¶ 23, 33), to firebombings (id. ¶ 26), to shootings
(id. ¶¶ 30, 33), to beatings (id. ¶¶ 31–32), to the destruction of property (id. ¶¶
24, 32) and vandalism .
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (the “LTTE”) was founded in Sri Lanka in
1976. On October 8, 1997, the United States designated the LTTE as a Foreign
Terrorist Organization (“FTO”) under Section 219 of the Immigration and
Nationality Act. On November 2, 2001, the United States designated the LTTE as
a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (“SDGT”) under Executive Order 13224.
Both the FTO and SDGT designations prohibit individuals from providing
financial and other material support to the LTTE. The LTTE's goal is to establish
a mono-ethnic Tamil State in northern Sri Lanka. According to the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, the LTTE has murdered over 4,000 people since 2006.
The LTTE is particularly known for its use of suicide bombings. The Plaintiffs in
this case are victims of bombing atacks perpetrated by the LTTE in Sri Lanka in
November 2007, February 2008, and April 2008.Plaintiffs state that TRO funds
have been used to pay the salaries of LTTE members and to pay pension
benefits to the families of LTTE members who have been killed. Plaintiffs also
claim that TRO knowingly gave money to the LTTE for the purpose of assisting
the LTTE in carrying out the terrorist atacks that killed or injured Plaintiffs and
their families.

In 1984, the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sparked


violence throughout India, during which a large number of Sikhs were killed
and injured. (Id. ¶¶ 2, 31–36, 109–11.) The Plaintiffs are a class consisting of
resident and non-resident Sikh men, women and children who survived the
allegedly unlawful atacks on them in India in November 1984 and the lawful
heirs and claimants of those men, women and children who did not survive.
(SAC ¶ 17.) The class also consists of Sikhs whose homes, businesses, temples
and personal property were allegedly damaged. (Id.) )Human rights advocacy
group and individuals brought action against Indian politician and Indian
political party, alleging genocide, rape, torture, summary executions,
extrajudicial killings, and crimes against humanity

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politician
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law commited by the South African
apartheid regime.3 The remaining plaintiffs are members of two putative classes
of black South Africans who were victims of apartheid-era violence and
discrimination.
Plaintiff challenged the constitutionality of a CDOC regulation that allows
inmates to make privileged phone calls only to licensed atorneys. He also
asserted that three prison officials retaliated agianst him for filing a grievance
about a prison employee's conduct
Border patrol agents killed an illegal immigrant atempting to cross the US
border.

Chinese dissidents brought action against provider of computer networking


hardware and services, and its chief executive officer (CEO), alleging that
defendants assisted in creation of China's nationwide surveillance program,
ostensibly used for law enforcement purposes, despite knowing that it would
be used to
Plaintiff, identifyofand
a citizen torture dissidents.
Bangladesh, brought action against a business associate
and an affiliated company under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the Torture
Victim Protection Act (TVPA), alleging that defendants caused him to be
detained and tortured by a paramilitary unit of the Bangladeshi national police
during a business dispute.

Guatemalan labor organizers brought action pursuant to Torture Victim


Protection Act (TVPA) and Alien Tort Statute (ATS) alleging that armed private
security force employed by owner of Guatemalan banana plantation kidnapped,
detained, and tortured them on plantation.
Plaintiffs claims that they were the victims of grave mistreatment, including
torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and prolonged arbitrary
detention.
On November 24, 2000, Salvador Dacer was abducted and interrogated based
on instructions provided by Michael Aquino (Compl.¶¶ 54–57, 70, 79). Salvador
Dacer was then strangled with a wire and burned in a dry creek—there, his
charred remains were later found (Compl.¶¶ 57–58, 65).
In May 2001, Senator Lacson learned about a pending investigation of Michael
Aquino for the murder of Salvador Dacer (Compl.¶ 68). Senator Lacson advised
Michael Aquino to flee to the United States. Aquino did. Michael Aquino
subsequently met with an officer involved in the murder and blamed the officer
for “sloppily dumping Bubby Dacer's car into a ravine in Cavite where it was
easily discovered” (Compl.¶¶ 48, 78). Michael Aquino was later recommended
for an indictment in the Philippines because he was the “coordinator” who
“manage [d] the entire operation via cellular telephone” (Compl. ¶ 71).
*2 In 2005, Michael Aquino was arrested in the United States for illegal
possession of classified documents (Compl.¶¶ 73, 75). United States v. Aquino,
No. 2:05–cr–00719–WHW, Dkt. No. 16 (D.N.J. Oct. 6, 2005). He pled guilty and
was sentenced to 76 months in prison. He was subsequently extradited to the
Philippines, where he was arrested for the murder of Salvador Dacer. The action
was dismissed on “technicalities,” according to plaintiffs.

After he was released from detention in United States Naval Station in


Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Syrian citizen who had mistakenly been captured and
detained in Afghanistan brought action against United States and United States
officials who subjected him to torture, physical and psychological degradation
and other forms of mistreatment.
Argentinian residents brought suit against German corporation under the Alien
Tort Statute (ATS), and the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA), alleging that
its wholly-owned Argentinian subsidiary collaborated with state security forces
to kidnap, detain, torture, and kill the plaintiffs or their relatives during
Argentina's “Dirty War.”

Bondholders brought action to recover on bearer bonds that Germany had


issued or guaranteed before World War II began.

Three former child slaves, who were forced to harvest cocoa in the Ivory Coast,
brought class action against multinational companies that controlled production
of Ivorian cocoa, alleging that the companies were liable under the Alien Tort
Statute (ATS) for aiding and abeting child slavery in the Ivory Coast.
Human rights group and alleged torture victims filed class action alleging that
Punjabi official was responsible for overseeing police and other security
personnel implicated in extrajudicial killings and torture in Punjab, in violation
of customary international law and Torture Victim Protection Act.
Salvador Dacer was a prominent and influential publicist in the Philippines
until he was tortured and killed in November 2000 (Compl.¶¶ 21, 54–58).
According to the complaint, his death was orchestrated by high-ranking
members of the Joseph Estrada administration who perceived Salvador Dacer as
a threat to their political power (Compl.¶¶ 48–59). At the time, former
defendant Panfilo Lacson and current defendant Michael Aquino held positions
as Director–General and Deputy Director, respectively, of the PNP–Intelligence
Group, the country's counterintelligence agency (Compl.¶ 41). Family members
sue under TVPA and ATS

Plaintiffs sought additional discovery to prove that the Drummond's conduct in


Colombia touched and concerned the United States with sufficient force to
displace the presumption of extraterritoriality after Kiobel changed the legal
landscape. Discovery was closed at this point and had been closed prior to
Kiobel. In the alternative, Ps sought to file a 4th amended complaint to plead
additional allegations to show their case should be determined under
Colombian law.

Fathers dissatisfied with the resolution of their marital and child custody cases
in the courts of Israel brought action against high-ranking Israeli officials, and
three not-for-profit charitable entities, alleging that Israel's family law system
discriminated unfairly against fathers in child custody and support disputes.

Alien detainee brought action against numerous military and civilian officials,
seeking damages for his detention and treatment at Guantanamo Bay.
American and Israeli citizens who were injured or had relatives killed during
terrorist atack in India brought action against agency of Pakistan and two of its
former directors.

Over the course of the nationwide douzheng incited by the defendant, plaintiffs
and other Falun Gong practitioners were detained either in transformation
facilities or in “reeducation-through-labor” camps in China for extended
periods of time and made to watch anti-Falun Gong propaganda films, such as
“Li Hongzhi–The Man and His Deed”.Seeid. ¶ 98.They were also physically
tortured by Chinese security forces: shocked with electric batons, handcuffed to
beds while their bodies were stretched in opposite directions and hung from
ceilings with handcuffs. See id. ¶ 24.The defendant “personally, and in
collaboration with others, mobilized, instigated, ordered, [and] aided and
abeted” these abuses. Id. ¶ 3.
Plaintiffs alleged violations of the Anti–Terrorism Act (“ATA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2331,
et seq., against defendants for making allegedly illegal payments outside of the
U.N.-sanctioned Oil for Food Program that were funneled directly to Saddam
Hussein's regime in order for Hussein to fund terrorist activity. Dkt. 121.
Plaintiffs are United States citizens who were victims or family members of
victims of three terrorist atacks that occurred in Israel on November 1, 2001,
December 1, 2001, and March 9, 2002. Id. at 27.Prior to being transferred to this
court, the Honorable Lee Rosenthal ruled that a fact question existed as to
whether plaintiffs' ATA claims were barred by the statute of limitations based
on principles of equitable tolling.
See previous.
Jerez filed a complaint in 2005 in Florida state court against the Republic of
Cuba, Fidel Castro Ruz, Raul Castro Ruz, the Cuban Revolutionary Armed
Forces and El Ministerio del Interior seeking damages for the physical and
mental torture he allegedly endured when he was incarcerated in Cuban
prisons in the early 1970's. Id. at 10–11. Jerez alleged that he was purposefully
infected with Hepatitis C and developed cirrhosis of the liver, among other
injuries. Pl.'s Objections to Magistrate Judge's Mem. Op. and Order (“Pl.'s
Objs.”) at 6. In 2007, Jerez obtained a default judgment against the defendants in
the Florida state court. Id. at 8; Opp'n to Pl.'s Objections by Centro de Bioactivos
Químicos et al. (“Defs.' Opp'n”) at 2. In May 2009, the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Florida granted full faith and credit to the
state court judgment and entered default judgment against the defendants.

P alleges violations of the Vienna Convention.


Plaintiffs, victims of suicide bombing commited by terrorist organization that
was supported by defendant. Plaintiffs claim that defendant provided banking
services to the terrorist group and further solicited, collected, maintained,
laundered, and distributed funds for terrorist organizations

While serving as Prime Minister, Tymoshenko renegotiated Ukraine's natural


gas contracts with Russia and, in doing so, eliminated RosUkrEnergo AG
(“RUE”) as an intermediary. (AC ¶ 9). RUE, a company in which Defendant
Dmytro Firtash owns a 45% stake (AC ¶ 31), consequently suffered a
“significant loss of business.” (AC ¶ 9). Firtash allegedly retaliated against
Tymoshenko by financing the election of her party's political opposition—
including current President Viktor Yanukovych (AC ¶ 147)—and by bribing
Ukrainian officials to engage in “a widespread and systematic patern of
political persecution” against Plaintiffs. (AC ¶ 23). Specifically, Plaintiffs claim
that they “have been arbitrarily arrested, detained, and prosecuted on
unfounded, politically-motivated criminal charges in violation of international
law.”(AC ¶ 2)
Plaintiffs contend that this political persecution is facilitated by a complex
racketeering scheme perpetuated by both American and foreign individuals and
businesses (collectively, “Defendants”). (AC ¶¶ 27–44). To transfer funds into
offshore accounts and conceal illegal kickbacks to Ukrainian government
officials, Firtash and other Defendants allegedly engaged in money laundering,
mail fraud, and wire fraud using a “labyrinth of shell companies.” (AC ¶¶ 95–
96, ¶¶ 278–83). Nadra Bank is named as one of the thirty-nine companies which
are allegedly part of this “labyrinth.” (AC ¶ 96).
Dutch Plaintiff created a anti-Volkwagen website and got sued. A judge ruled
against her there. She brought action against defendants under ATS, alleging
that legal actions abroad by defendants against plaintiff is a result of a
conspiracy that violates her freedom of speech and freedom of thought

Men from Nepal were recrruited to work in Jordan on the premise that they
would be paid a certain compensation. Instead, they were taken to Iraq. Plaintiff
alleged that, in an effort to fulfill their contractual obligations, Defendants
Daoud and KBR “willfully and purposefully formed an enterprise with the goal
of procuring cheap labor and increasing profits,” and thereby engaged in
human trafficking.

Actions were brought on behalf of individuals who suffered damages as result


of crimes of apartheid in South Africa, alleging, among other things, that
multinational corporations which did business in apartheid South Africa,
violated international law

Plaintiff is a Canadian National currently incarcerated in the Colorado


Department of Corrections (“CDOC”). Plaintiff asserts that the CDOC has
wrongly refused to treat his telephone calls with the Canadian consulate as
“privileged” and “unmonitored.” Plaintiff contends that the CDOC treats his
mail to and from the Canadian consulate as privileged, but refuses to extend the
same treatment to his telephone calls.
In addition, plaintiff alleges that on May 16, 2012, Defendant Barber yelled at
plaintiff, waiving his finger in plaintiff's face, and made “wild accusations and
threats.” Plaintiff further alleges that specific comments made by Defendant
Barber “could have placed plaintiff's life in jeopardy as the [y] were heard by
other inmates.” Defendant Barber further threatened to remove plaintiff from
his work assignment. Plaintiff filed a grievance against Defendant Barber.
Plaintiff alleges that on July 9, 2012, he was removed from the Arkansas Valley
Correctional Facility in retaliation for filing the grievance.

Plaintiff brought action for being trafficked into the US from Morocco and
subjected to coerced and uncompensated labor as a domestic servant for almost
three years
Following a conflict along the border between Israel and Lebanon which
included rocket atacks on civilians in Israel, victims and family members or the
estates of victims of those rocket atacks brought action against two banks and
others, alleging that they were involved in transfers of funds from the Islamic
Republic of Iran to the terrorist group that carried out the atacks

The complaint alleged that defendant Abdi Aden Magan, a legal resident of the
United States, is liable for plaintiff Ahmed's arbitrary detention in Somalia from
November 20, 1988 to early March 1989, torture, and cruel, inhuman and
degrading treatment or punishment because he exercised command
responsibility over, aided and abeted, and conspired with subordinates in the
Somali National Security Service in accordance with a common plan to abuse
the rights of perceived political opponents of the government of Somalia, and
that plaintiff was arbitrarily detained, tortured, and subjected to cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment by subordinates of defendant or others acting in
accordance with this common plan.

Umbrella organization representing groups advocating for the fair and equal
treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in
Uganda brought action, alleging that defendant, an American citizen, acting in
concert with others through actions taken in both the United States and
Uganda,brings
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several countries, the Pentagon, the United States Congress, the
Secretary General of the United Nations, and several multinational
corporations.1Plaintiff, a resident of Nigeria, seeks redress for crimes against
humanity and human rights violations that have occurred during the civil war
in Syria. Plaintiff requests the Court to order a ceasefire in Syria, halt the sale of
arms to Syria, and compensate the victims of the civil war.
Plaintiff, a resident of Nigeria, asserts that his right to education was denied
when he was expelled from college after repeating a class and that he was
arrested for crimes he never commited on two different occassions.
Plaintiff, a resident of Nigeria, asserts that he atempted to renounce his
Nigerian citizenship and requested to be extradited to the United States, but the
Minister of the Interior did not respond to his request. Plaintiff asserts that this
inaction violated his right to a fair hearing and various human rights treaties.

Plaintiffs are practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline consisting


mainly of exercises and meditation designed to foster health, fitness, and “self-
cultivation.”1(Compl.¶¶ 38–39.) Introduced in 1992, Falun Gong now claims
over 100 million adherents, most of whom are in China. (Id. ¶ 40.)Although
Chinese authorities initially supported the practice of Falun Gong, since 1996
they have restricted the spread of its teachings and persecuted its members. (Id.
¶¶ 41–42.)In 1999, following a gathering of more than 10,000 Falun Gong
practitioners to protest their persecution, the Chinese government intensified its
campaign against the movement at the direction of the ruling CCP. (Id. ¶¶ 43–
44, 47, 59–61.)It began to arrest the movement's practitioners and to subject
them to forced labor, imprisonment, and brainwashing. (Id. ¶¶ 47–52.)
Plaintiffs alleged that Indonesian soldiers employed by defendants to provide
security at a natural gas production facility injured and killed plaintiffs

Plaintiffs alleged that they were wives and legal heirs, parents and legal heirs,
and children and legal heirs of those “murdered by the AUC's Juan Andres
Alvarez Front in furtherance of its agreement with Drummond to provide
security, pacify the area, and otherwise ensure that the civilian population in
and around the Drummond mine and its railroad line would not in any way
provide support or cooperation to the FARC or other leftist rebels.”(Compl., ¶
15). Plaintiffs sought “damages for the loss of their relative who was an innocent
civilian murdered in furtherance of Drummond's security objectives and also as
a result of the civil conflict between the AUC and the FARC[.]” (Compl., ¶ 15).
The allegations of the original complaint centered on the contention that
Defendants Drummond Company, Inc. (“DCI”) and Drummond Ltd. (“DLTD”)
paid and conspired with paramilitaries, specifically the AUC, to harm union
leaders and provide “security” for Drummond's rail line and facilities.
Plaintiffs alleged that they were wives and legal heirs, parents and legal heirs,
and children and legal heirs of those “murdered by the AUC's Juan Andres
Alvarez Front in furtherance of its agreement with Drummond to provide
security, pacify the area, and otherwise ensure that the civilian population in
and around the Drummond mine and its railroad line would not in any way
provide support or cooperation to the FARC or other leftist rebels.” They
additionally asserted that each of the killings at issue was an “extrajudicial
killing” in and that Defendants, including Jimenez, were liable for those killings
because the paramilitaries carried them out as Defendants' “agents,” and
because Defendants provided the paramilitaries with “knowing and substantial
assistance,” and conspired with, aided and abeted, and engaged in “joint
action” with the paramilitaries in carrying out the murders. (Compl., ¶¶ 106–
120).

Plaintiff, a resident of Nigeria, seeks redress for the “unlawful detention of


Shaker Aamer in Guantanamo Bay since 11 years ago without the right to a fair
trial by the United States of America government,” “the persecution of Gao
Zhisheng and his family by the Chinese government without the rights to a fair
trail [sic],” and the “detention, torture and persecution of Shin Dong–Hyuk, and
the execution of his mother and brother without due process of the law by the
North Korean government.”

Plaintiffs sought relief against defendants for the aiding and abeting and
participation in a conspiracy with others to commit genocide, war crimes and
crimes against humanity during WWII through the unlawful taking and
retention of looted assets of plaintiff's family

Plaintiff, a resident of Nigeria, claims that the “Nigeria Police Force in


conjunction with the Management of B.S.S. Steel Rolling Mills,” arrested and
detained her without due process. Plaintiff had already filed similar case and
the case was dismissed
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants, presumably all foreign nationals,
rendered”[i]neffective assistance of counsel ... in a deportation proceeding,”
which, Plaintiff avers, led to his “unlawful transfer, persecution and torture
between four European Union States[,] namely [the] United Kingdom, Ireland,
[the] Netherlands, [and] Spain,” as well as to Plaintiff's “eventual deportation to
Nigeria.”

P alleges that his former atorneys did not give effective representation in a
deportation hearing.
Current and former residents of Papua New Guinea (PNG) brought action
against international mining group, alleging that they or their family members
were victims of international law violations in connection with operation of
copper mine in PNG. Plaintiffs allege that defendants' mining operations on
Bougainville destroyed the island's environment, harmed the health of its
people, and incited a ten-year civil war, during which thousands of civilians
died or were injured. They assert that defendants are guilty of war crimes and
crimes against humanity, as well as racial discrimination and environmental
harm that violates international law.

Four Iraqi citizens brought action against military contractor, alleging that they
were abused and tortured during their detention in Abu Ghraib, Iraq as
suspected enemy combatants.

Plaintiff brought action for damages for violation of basic human rights, for the
wrongful rape, for the torture necessitated, for the wrongful breach of personal
privacy, for the purported professionalism as giving cause in carnal knowledge,
for concerted atitude and its warranted assault on physical character, for
labeling Abomination
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On January 5, 2012, this Court entered a final default judgment (the “Default
Judgment”) in favor of Plaintiff, John Doe, a Venezuelan citizen and resident
alien of the United States, for a total of $36.8 million against Defendants, Ejercito
De Liberación Nacional (“ELN”) and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de
Colombia (“FARC”)—both guerilla organizations operating in the Republic of
Colombia—for injuries arising out of his kidnapping and torture by Defendants
between 1997 and 1998. This mater is before the Court on a Renewed Motion to
Intervene & Response in Opposition to John Doe's Motion to File Execution
Proceedings Under Seal [D.E. No. 65], filed on May 1, 2013, by eight American
citizens (collectively “Intervenors”)—victims who also hold a default judgment
(totaling $318.03 million) against FARC under the Anti–Terrorism Act, 18 U.S.C.
§ 2333, (their “ATA judgment”).1

Plaintiff Fotso is a Cameroonian who is currently in the custody of the Republic


of Cameroon incarcerated at the Gendarmerie lock-up in the Secretariat d'Etat a
la defense in the charge of the Gendarmerie. On December 1, 2010, Cameroon
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Plaintiffs bring this action against defendant Parkash Singh Badal, the Chief
Minister of the State of Punjab, India, alleging that defendant violated the
Torture Victim Protection Act and the Alien Tort Statute by directing the
commission of various acts of torture in Punjab.

Plaintiffs brought suit against defnendants for violatio nof LON through bribery
of siting Iranian and South African officials and trading in influence to steal the
first private Iranian GSM license from Turkcell.
Plaintiffs brought suit against defendants for conduct and actions in violation of
interantional law, including crimes against humanity, extrajudicial killings,
cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment, unlawful and arbitrary arrests and
detention, violations of the rights to life, liberty, security of person and peaceful
assembly and association, wrongful death, assault and batery, negligent and
intentional infliction of emotional distress, aiding and abeting, conspiring, and
facilitating the terrorization, torture and summary execution of plaintiffs'
husbands
P is an alien prisoner who alleged racial discrimination.

Current and former residents of Papua New Guinea (PNG) brought action
against international mining group, alleging that they or their family members
were victims of international law violations in connection with operation of
copper mine in PNG. Plaintiffs allege that defendants' mining operations on
Bougainville destroyed the island's environment, harmed the health of its
people, and incited a ten-year civil war, during which thousands of civilians
died or were injured. They assert that defendants are guilty of war crimes and
crimes against humanity, as well as racial discrimination and environmental
harm that violates international law.

The former Ukranian prime minister and 50 individuals brought suit against
defendants , a group of American and foreign individuals and corporations,
claiming that defendants had violated the ATS, RICO, 18 U.S.C. sections 1961-
1968, and various state laws. Plaintiffs sought damages and a declaration that
the Ukranian practice of detaining plaintiffs for prolonged periods violated
international law
Plaintiffs, victims of torture and arbitrary detention, brought action against
Cuban citizen for conspiracy in violation of ATS and TVPA

Multiple plaintiffs, United States and foreign nationals allegedly injured, or the
survivors of those injured or killed, in terrorist atacks in Israel, brought actions
under, respectively, the Anti–Terrorism Act (ATA) and the Alien Tort Claims Act
(ATS) against Jordanian bank alleged to have knowingly provided banking and
other
Ps services
sued thatfalse
Cuba for facilitated the actions
imprisonment of terrorist
during organizations.
at the hands of Che and
harrassment. He got a judgment in FL. P got partial satisfaction of the
judgment by suing the bank in PA. Got $2.3 million and $140000 from MA.A
court in Vera (SDNY) said the judgment was fine when a bank challenged the
jurisdiction. Cause of action under RICO and other laws.
Opinion Damages

TVPA claims are dismissed because not brought against a not a natural person.
ATS claims survive doctrine of PAE because they allege a connection to the
United States, e.g., Japan atacked Pearl Harbor and the United States was at
war with Japan. Nevertheless, the case is a NJPQ because peace treaty with
Japan indicated that claims should be resolved by accord, not by the courts.
Also it violates the SOL because Japan already paid reparations to Korea
(where women were trafficked from) and there is an upcoming sumit where
world leaders will discuss this issue.

Court says claims are FL and not a violation of LON

Case will proceed even under ATS because there may be merit. Ordered clerk
to serve Ds.
Facts alleged are not plausible enough to establish that torturer was an official
rather than a private individual.

The P cannot establish any exception to the FSIA. His suit is therefored barred
because he is suing a foreign state.

Under Westfall Act, Ds are substituted out and immune from suit.
Affirms In re South African Apartheid Litig., 15 F. Supp. 3d at 455-57 , and In re
South African Apartheid Litig., 56 F. Supp. 3d 331 , 332-36 (S.D.N.Y. 2014).
Holds: "(1) Knowledge of or complicity in the perpetration of a crime under the
law of nations (customary international law)—absent evidence that a defendant
purposefully facilitated the commission of that crime—is insufficient to
establish a claim of aiding and abeting liability under the ATS.
(2) It is not a violation of the law of nations to bid on, and lose, a contract [*171]
that arguably would help a sovereign government perpetrate an asserted
violation of the law of nations.
(3) Allegations of general corporate supervision are insufficient to rebut the
presumption against extraterritoriality and establish aiding and abeting
liability under the ATS.
(4) Here, plaintiffs' amended pleadings do not establish federal jurisdiction
under the ATS because they do not plausibly allege that the Companies
themselves engaged in any "relevant conduct" within the United States to
overcome the presumption against extraterritorial application of the ATS.
a. Holding Ford to be directly responsible for the actions of its South African
subsidiary, as plaintiffs would have us do, ignores well-setled principles of
corporate law, which treat parent corporations and their subsidiaries as legally
distinct entities.
b. Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged some specific, domestic conduct in the
complaint—namely, that IBM in the United States designed particular
technologies in the United States that facilitated South African apartheid. This
conduct satisfies the first prong of our extraterritoriality analysis as it "touches
and concerns" the United States.
c. Plaintiffs' complaint against IBM fails on the second prong of the required
jurisdictional analysis: it does not plausibly allege that IBM's conduct
purposefully aided and abeted South Africa's alleged violations of customary
international law.
d. Accordingly, the alleged conduct cannot state a claim for aiding and abeting
liability under the ATS and cannot form the basis for our jurisdiction.
(5) Because we decide the case on the basis of the presumption against
extraterritoriality, we need not address whether plaintiffs' complaint satisfies
the ATS's other jurisdictional predicates, including whether the complaint
pleads a violation of the law of nations; whether customary international law
recognizes the asserted liability of the Companies; and whether the theory of
liability alleged by plaintiffs is recognized by customary international law."
Court said PMCs activities were too intertwinned with the military's to be
Under Westfall
reviewable by aAct, Dsbecause
court are substituted out and
the military's immune
strategy wasfrom suit.
the province of the
executive.

Ps have ceased to pursue this action.


Government's collateral appeal against order to release tapes displaying force-
feeding of Gitmo inmate denied. Court lacks jurisdiction over interloctory
appeal.
Fourth and fifth amendment rights causes of action did not work (4th
amendment did not apply abroad); court did not consider ATS claim

No reasoning behind LON -- affirmed decision below.

Iran even though it may have carried out terrorist activities is a state within the
meaning of FSIA. Also the plaintiffs became US citizens.

Violations of UN documents don't amount to ATS violations.


Even though actions were taken by U.S. citizens within the United States, there
was not enough of the decision-making here for aiding and abeting claims to
have support. However, it is a fact-based inquiry and does not preclude finding
that PAE is displaced by other conduct. Also, there was no factual basis to
substantiate torture claims.
Court affirmed dismissal of case with prejudice on FNC grounds. Hungary was
an available and adequate forum and the judicial remedies in Hungary
weighed in favor of plaintiffs bringing suit in Hungary.

Court rules it is FL.

Court dismissed on HOS grounds


The court held that creditor's claims did not fall within scope of FSIA'snon-
commercial tort exception and the claims did not fall within scope of FSIA's
terrorism exception. Because no statutory exception to sovereign immunity
under the FSIA applies, the Florida state court and the Florida district court
lacked subject-mater jurisdiction. The default judgments were thus deemed
void. As a result there was no legal basis for the writ of atachment sought by
Jerez and the appellees were entitled to grant of their motion to vacate the
previously outstanding writ.
Court determined that TVPA claims were not before it for appellate review
because in their briefs on appeal, plaintiffs did not addressed the district
court's decision with respect to those TVPA claims. Furthermore, the court
determined that defendant's presence in the US was insufficient to displace the
presumption against extraterritoriality and to establish jurisdiction under the
ATS.

Ruled that because United States also funded 18th brigade, it was a political
question.
Events took place in India and thus do not "touch and concern" the United
States. This is the case despite leader being in U.S.
Court affirmed dismissal because the conduct did not touch and concern the
US

Court found that it will award a total of $161,309,500 to a total of 374 plaintiffs. $161,309,500 to a total of 374
However, the court found that it could not award damages to 17 individuals plaintiffs
who filed claims for wrongful death. Similarly, the court found that it could not
award damages to 45 entities because only natural persons can experience pain
and suffering. Finally, the court found that it could not award damages to an
individual who was a minor because he lacked the capacity to sue.

Failure to prosecute appeal in the Ninth Circuit leads to dismissal


Even if Ds are U.S. citizens, this is not enough of a nexus to the United States to
displace PAE. TVPA claims don't work because they are against a corporation.

Court found the defendants immune and therefore found that it lacked subject
mater jurisdiction over plaintiff's claims, granting defendant's MTD

Court granted motion to dismiss the complaint with prejudice because plaintiff
failed to respond to court's requests
Court granted defendant's motion to dismiss with prejudice because there were
not enough contexts between Turkish state-run companies and US to warrant
general or specific PJ and also no evidence of an sub-parent relationship. NEED
TO ADD OPINION IN Toumazou v. Turkish Republic of N. Cyprus, 71 F.
Supp. 3d 7 (D.D.C. 2014) --> THIS IS THE PARENT CASE THE OTHER TWO
ARE RELATED. CAN'T ADD CELLS SO I COULDN'T DO IT. CITE: 71 F. Supp.
3d 7

Court affirmed the grant of defendant's MTD because defendants were not None
subject to liability under TVPA and allegations were insufficient to plead bank
and company acted with purpose of facilitating human rights abuses as a
mater of first impression in the circuit, in determining whether a claim
sufficiently “touches and concerns” the United States as to displace
presumption against extraterritorial application

Court granted defendant's MTD on ATS claims because plaintiffs failed to None
esatblish violation of LON
Court granted intervenors' motion to intervene and to unseal videotape
evidence

Court dismissed ATS claims for all plaintiffs because of the presumption
against extraterritoriality. TVPA claims were dismissed for one plaintiff who
failed to establish sufficient facts to show that defendant acted under color of
law. TVPA were later fully dismissed in September 2015.

Court entered final judgment against Al Qaeda for the 6 plaintiffs by way of a Court found for damages for
separate jdugment order $161,309,500 each for 374 different
plaintiffs

Court gratned in part and denied in part defendant's MTD, finding that PAE
was not rebuted, federal question jurisdiction was not basis for jurisdiction,
CAFA was not basis for jurisdiction, plaintiffs stated claims under IL and VA
law for civil conspiracy, SOL defendant could not be resolved on MTD, and
applicability of ASD could not be resolved in MTD
Court denied defendant's motion to dimiss as to ATS claims in light of
intervening law

Court affirmed the grant of MSJ for eight plaintiffs and the dismissal of claims None
of remaining four plaintiffs

Court granted defendant's motion to dimiss and further ordered that plaintiff's
amended complaint be dismissed without prejudice. Ps later voluntarily
dismissed ATS claim to avoid additional "motion practice."

Court granted defendant's MTD because alleged torture failed to overcome


PAE, defendants lacked requisite knowledge for liability of aiding and abeting,
and defendants were exempt from liability under ECPA
Court reversed and vacated lower court's grant of MTD for defendants because
prohibition oagainst slavery was universal norm and plaintiffs sufficiently
plead mens rea for aiding and abeting

Court dismissed plaintiffs' ATS claims because plaintiff failed to show a Not Yet
violation of LON and that US consented to be sued (SI waived)

Court dismissed case after parties agreed to setle.

Court denied plaintiff's motion to amend their complaint because no relevant


corproate conduct touched or concerned the US
Court vacated and remanded decision of lower court to grant defendant's
MTD. Personal jurisdiction was reasoanble

Court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's claims on grounds of sovereign


immunity

Court corrected its order entering default judgment to vacate the final Afterwards, the plaintiffs
judgment. Final judgment will be entered in favor of plaintiffs in an amount atempted to collect judgment
equal to any indebtedness owed by garnishee Sargeant Marine to Defendant against the company, which was
Curacao Drydock Co. up to the amount of the oustanding jdugment. Should wholly owned by the governments
garnishee Sargeant Marine fail to respond to post judgment discovery, of Curaçao and the Netherlands.
judgment will be entered in favor of plaintiffs in the amoiunt of $80 million Both countries moved, after
plus post-judgment interest as a sanction several months of failing to
respond, to dismiss the plaintiff’s
atempt to collect judgment—
which would have been affected
by freezing their wire transfers to
their accounts at Chase in New
York—on the basis of sovereign
immunity. Licea v. Curacao
Drydock Co., Inc., 870 F. Supp. 2d
1360, 1364 (S.D. Fla. 2012). The
court ruled that limited discovery
could proceed against the
governments of Curaçao and the
Netherlands to determine whether
such a defense was valid or if it
Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint because FSIA is sole basis for jurisdiction was precluded by the commercial
over foreign state exception to the Foreign Sovereign
Immunities Act (“FSIA”). The
defendants petitioned for a stay on
collection of the judgment and the
Eleventh Circuit denied the stay
for lack of jurisdiction, holding
that discovery had not yet
established whether the
commercial exception in FSIA
applied to the governments and an
appeal could not be undertaken
until the money had been
collected. Licea v. Curacao
Drydock Co., Inc., No. 12-14440-EE
(11th Cir. Jun. 16, 2014). On June
25, 2014, the plaintiffs filed a
motion to deposit funds into the
court registry. The motion
remains pendant and presumably
the defendants will appeal the
question of sovereign immunity if
the plaintiffs prevail. Hence, there
is an argument that the case
should not be included in the list
of default judgments.
Court granted order of dismissal on setlment annoucement Couldn't find setlement but it was
allegedly dismissed because of
setlement

Court granted in part and denied in part defendants' MTD because of Kiobel,
claim of TVPA did not raise NJPQ, ASD did not apply, defendant was not
entitled to official acts immunity and plaintiff stated a claim under TVPA
Court reversed orders denying dismissal because claims under TVPA were not
asserted against natural persons and the complaints did not state claims within
jurisdiction of US courts

Court affirmed the grant of MTD for defendants because US was sovereign and
because MCA stripped it of hearing non-habeas claims

Court found that plaintiffs' claims rebuted the PAE because the D was a U.S.
citizen and remand was required for further factual development of the record
as to whether there was direct control by military over interrogation of
Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the grant of defendant's MTD. ATS
plaintiffs
did not waive US soveriegn immunity

Court granted defenant's MTD because customers failed to state liabiity against
parent company, there was a lack of personal jurisdiction, ATS did not have
extraterritorial application, and ATS did not provide court jurisdiction
Court dismissed TVPA claims quickly because TVPA does not include as None
possible defendants either American government officers or private U.S.
persons

Court held that aliens had to bring suit against US pursuant to FTCA and not
ATS

Court dismissed with prejudice the amended complaint because ATS claims
did notgranted
Court rebut PAE, plaintiffs
in part lacked
and denied instanding, SOL barred
part defendant's MTD. action,
Courtand the facts
lacked
alleged were insufficient
subject mater jurisdictionfor
toTVPA claims
hear ATS claim but plaintiffs sufficiently alleged
TVPA claim

Court granted defendant's MTD because FSIA did nto confer jurisdiction, there
was insuffiicent business for personal jurisdiction, and jurisdiction was not
triggered under ATS due to Kiobel.
Only FSIA provides jurisdiction over a country.

Haven't exhausted all remedies in Canada and also the complaint does not
allege torture.

Court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because plaintiffs failed to allege


violation of LON because they did not allege purpose in aiding and abeting
and because ATS does not confer jurisdiction over claims brought against
corporations
Court found that personal jurisdiction does not exist over TRO, court has
subject mater jurisdiction over plaintiffs' aiding and abeting crimes against
humanity claim, and the complaint need not be dismissed against defendants
for forum non conveniens or failure to exhaust. States that it has subject-mater
jurisdiction because actions occurred in the United States.

Court granted defendant's MTD because there was no jurisdiction under ATS
even if the INOC acted as a corporate affiliate of the INC, and even if the INC
orchestrated acts directed at individuals in the United States, the performing
actors and the actual conduct at issue occurred entirely abroad. and plaintiff
was not alien under ATS because it is a cororation with its principle place of
business in New York.

Court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiffs' SAC because plaintiffs


failed
For thetoforegoing
establish reasons,
that the alleged violations
plaintiffs' touched
motion for andfinding
an order concerned
thatthe US and
failed to showmay
corporations thatbe
plaintiffs hadunder
held liable standing as aliens.
the ATS is GRANTED. Plaintiffs may
move for leave to file an amended complaint against the remaining American
defendants. In that motion plaintiffs must make a preliminary showing that
they can plausibly plead that those defendants engaged in actions that “touch
and concern”
Court thein
dismissed United Statesplaintiff's
its entirety with sufficient
claimsforce to overcome
relating to Viennathe
Convention None
presumption
under ATS against the extraterritorial reach of the ATS, and that those
defendants acted not only with knowledge but with the purpose to aid and
abet the South African regime's tortious conduct as alleged in these complaints.
Court ruled that ATS claim could not proceed because it wasn't against the
officers, but against the US government

Court granted defendants' MTD because PJ over CEO was not warranted,
political question doctrine barred jurisdiciton, ASD barred jurisdiction, and
plaintiffs failed to allege a claim under ATS because didn't sufficiently allege
purpose.
Court affirmed in part and reversed in part judgment in favor of plaintiff. Verdict after jury trial for $1.5
Plaintiff's alleged detention and torture could not support claim under ATS but million in compensatory damages
plaintiff did sufficiently alleged TVPA claim against corporate and indivdiual
defendant and $250,000 in punitive
damages against individual
defendant

Court affirmed the dismissal on forum non coveniens grounds because None
plaintiffs could not seek reexamination of forum non conveniens decision by
arguing unavailability of Guatemalan courts
Court granted plaintiff's motion to voluntarily dismiss the case
Court ordered judgment in amount of $4,205,000 be entered for plaintiffs. Only Court ordered judgment in
on TVPA claim. amount of $4,205,000 be entered
for plaintiffs

Court affirmed grant of MTD for defendants because MCA ousted the court of
jurisdiction
Court reversed reversal of grant of MTD. Due process did not permit exercise None
of general jurisdiction over the corporation in California

Court affirmed grant of MTD for defendants because claims were untimely and None
because the dispute took place abroad.

Corporations can be held liable under ATS and mens rea need not be specific
intent.
Court affirmed grant of MTD because plaintiffs failed to effect service of
process upon official
ATS had no extraterritorial reach but Ps establish standing under a different
provision of the TVPA for wrongful death and Ds have not alleged failure to
exhaust remedies.

The court denied the motion finding that Kiobel was predictable and that Ps
had already sought evidence linking Drummond to the US and had failed (and
hence SJ was granted).

Court affirmed the grant of MTD for defendants because ATS was not Not Yet
applicable to conduct in Israel and fathers failed to state a claim under TVPA
Court granted defendants' MTD because it lacked jurisdiction under FSIA and Not Yet
directors were entitled to foreign sovereign immunity

Despite plaintiffs' atempts to distinguish their claims from those in Kiobel, this
case is also a paradigmatic “foreigncubed” case. The plaintiffs are all “past or
present residents of the People's Republic of China, or visitors to that country”,
SAC ¶ 1, the defendant is a Chinese citizen, id. ¶ 10, and the alleged violations
of international law that the defendant allegedly aided and abeted-torture,
arbitrary arrest and detention, crimes against humanity and violation of the
rights to life, liberty, security of persons and peaceful assembly and association
—all took place entirely abroad, in “Mainland China.” See id. ¶ 2. Under
Kiobel, the ATS does not confer jurisdiction over such exclusively
extraterritorial claims.
Does not touch ATS. Soley an ATA issue.

Garnishment should be denied for failure to adhere to Florida garnishment


notice provisions.
Collateral atack on default TVPA judgment succeeds because the FSIA creates
immunity for Cuba and none of FSIA's exceptions apply.

P never paid filing fee or moved to proceed in forma pauparis


Court granted judgment in favor of defendant against the plaintiffs BECAUSE
Kiobel I stands and is good law according to the Second Circuit and closed the
case. BUT case is on appeal. Oral argument has been held.Docket last changed
Aug 5 2015. NAME ON APPEAL: Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, Docket No. 13-
03605

1) Second circuit Kiobel I means the court must dismiss the case because it is
brought against a corporation and 2) The facts of this case closely mirror those
of Kiobel.Here too, Plaintiffs are citizens of a foreign country, Nadra Bank is a
foreign corporation, and the tortious conduct at issue—arbitrary arrest and
detention—took place on foreign soil.
Court granted defendant's MTD because plaintiff failed to allege any facts None
constituting any claim agianst defendants

Court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment on the ATS claim
because even though it was a U.S. defendant "mere corporate presence" was
insufficient to displace the presumption against extraterritoriality.

Court denied defendant's petition for writ of mandamus beacause mandamus Not Yet
relief was not warranted, where corporations could obtain relief sought by
moving for judgment on the pleadings in district court, and putative appeal
under the collateral order doctrine would be held in abeyance

Since all maters in controversy had been resolved, the court dismissed with
prejudice the case
Court granted defendant's MTD because court lacked subject mater Court granted plaintiff's motion
jurisdiction in action alleging violation of ATS for default judgment against
defendants North Korea and Iran
under other causes of action and
denied motion for default
judgment against defendant CBI.
A special master has been
appointed.

Court recommended that plaintiff be awarded $5 million in compensatory Court adopted recommendantion
damages and $10 million in punitive damages that plaintiff be awarded $5
million in compensatory damages
and $10 million in punitive
damages. Kiobel didn't mater
because D failed to appear.
Judgment entered on 10/3/13.

Court denied defendants' MTDs because allegations were sufficient to establish Not Yet
jurisdiction under ATS, organization had individual standing, organization had
associational standing, allegations were sufficient to support claim that
defendant's actions were not protected under First Amendment, and MTD state
law claims
Court held would be denied
that complaint pending
should full discovery
be dismissed with prejudice because the ATS None
cannot confer subject-mater jurisdiction onto Plaintiff's claims because the
violations at issue all occurred outside the United States, and the Syrian civil
war does not “touch” or “concern” the United States in such a way that would
overcome the ATS's presumption against extraterritoriality,for lack of standing,
and because the plaintiff had filed multiple lawsuits.
Court held that complaint should be dismissed with prejudice based on Kiobel
and because it was filed outside the SOL and because he had field multiple
lawsuits.
Court held that complaint should be dismissed with prejudice because events None
took place in Nigeria. Also the P had field multiple other lawsuits, so this one
was frivolous.

1. Court had no subject mater jurisdiction because torts occurred abroad and 2. None
No personal jurisdiction because the D has no connection to New York.

Court vacated judgment on 7/8/2011. ATS claims would be remanded to the


district court for further consideration. With regards to the opinion on 7/8/2011,
the judgment is affirmed as to dismissal of TVPA claims and reversed as to the
dismissal of non-federal tort claims

Ps presented insufficient *admissible* evidence to show that there was a nexus


to the US (i.e. that any of the aiding and abeting, etc. occurred in the US) and
even had they presented such evidence their reading of Kiobel is wrong. The
torts did not occur in the United States and therefore ATS claims must be
dismissed. TVPA claims are not perpetrated by an individual but rather a
company and therefore there is no cause of action.
Command responsibility is a military doctrine and doesn't apply to
corporations.

Court held that complaint should be dismissed with prejudice for lack of
subject mater jurisdiction and lack of standing

Court granted plaintiff's motion to voluntarily dismiss the case on July 9, 2013.

Court held that complaint should be dismissed with prejudice because plaintiff
failed to rebut PAE

Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint becaues plaintiff failed to rebut PAE and
filed frivolous suits

Ps claims occurred outside the United States when he was in the UK and Spain.
Court dismissed case on remand from SCOTUS after Kiobel II.

Plaintiffs' ATS claims are barred because the ATS does not provide jurisdiction
over their claims, which involve tortious conduct occurring exclusively outside
the territory of the United States. As Kiobel suggested, if Congress were to
determine that the ATS should apply extraterritorially, a statute more specific
than the ATS would be required.
Court granted defendant's MTD because plaintiff was not an alien, the SOL had None
passed, and plaintiff failed to rebut PAE

Court granted defendant's motion to transfer venue and the court transferred
the case to Southern District of Florida. Docket No. 1:13-cv-22259-WJZ

Motion to intervene denied. See related. Motion to release


funds granted 10/10/2014. NEEDS
NEW CELL

Kiobel means P cannot bring suit under ATS against the officers because the
events took place outside the United States. Also he cannot sue Cameroon
under the ATS because it is a state and entitled to immunity.
Court held that complaint should be dismissed with prejudice because plaintiff None
failed to rebut PAE
Court denied plaintiff's motion for default judgment because ATS did not None
provide court with subject-mater jurisdiction because the acts occurred
exclusively outside the United States.
Court held that, as a mater of first impression, the bombing of the embassy Related to judgment in Mwani v.
“touched and concerned” the United States with sufficient force to displace the U.S.
presumption against extraterritorial application of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS),
as required for District Court to have subject mater jurisdiction over the action

P has filed dozens of lawsuits. They are frivolous. Also no violation of the law
of nations because there is no right to counsel in a civil proceeding.
Court granted MTD because it lacked subject mater jurisdiction under Kiobel, None
and the
Court claims defendant's
granted are barred by the statute
MTD becauseofplaintiff
limitations (ten
failed to years) and on
rebut PAE None
standing grounds. It was also FL because the P had filed the same lawsuit in
many different jurisdictions.

Plaintiffs make a prima facie showing of service, but defendant offers strong
and convincing evidence that overcomes that showing. The testimony and
corroborating documentary evidence presented by defendant establish that
defendant was not at Oak Creek High School on August 9, 2012, and that
plaintiffs' process server served Kalra instead of defendant.
Court granted plaintiff's motion to voluntarily dismiss the case after Kiobel
came down.
Court granted plaintiff's motion to voluntarily dismiss the case in light of
Kiobel. Unlikely case setled.
Court dismissed his ATS claims in December 2012. Upheld them here because
he had presented no new evidence or basis to overturn the decision.

Court granted various parties to file a brief as amini curiae. The case was
remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for
further consideration in light of Kiobel.

The Second Circuit's decision on corporate liability stands even though Kiobel
II was decided on other grounds. Also this violates the presumption against
extraterroriality because this is a "foreign cubed" case -- brought against foreign
corps for conduct abroad.
ATS claims were dismissed by court on 6/5/2013 in response to Kiobel. TVPA Setled
claims survived SJ and were allowed to proceed; Kiobel deemed not to affect
them. 1/29/14.

Denied MTD then, holding 2 allegations were sufficient to state claims for
violations of ATA provisions prohibiting providing material support or
resources to terrorists and financing terrorism;3 allegations were sufficient to
state claims for genocide and crimes against humanity; and4 allegations were
sufficient to state claims under ATS as violations of international law.

Almog v. Arab Bank, PLC, 471 F. Supp. 2d 257 (E.D.N.Y. 2007). In 2013 held
"Order granting defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiffs' ATS claims. The law
of this Circuit is that plaintiffs cannot bring claims against corporations under
the ATS. See Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 621 F.3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010),
aff'd, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S.Ct. 1659 (2013). A decision by
a panel of the Second Circuit "is binding unless and until it is overruled by the
Court en banc or by the Supreme Court." Baraket v. Holder, 632 F.3d 56, 59 (2d
Cir. 2011). Because the Supreme Court affirmed Kiobel I on other grounds, the
Second Circuit's holding on corporate liability under the ATS remains intact.
Nothing in the Supreme Court's affirmance undercuts the authority of the
Second Circuit's decision. Plaintiffs' request to reinstate their federal common
law claims or, in the alternative, assert non-federal common law claims is
denied. The federal common law claims were dismissed not only as redundant,
but also because Plaintiffs offered "no sound basis" for them. Almog v. Arab
Bank, PLC, 471 F. Supp. 2d 257 (E.D.N.Y. 2007). Plaintiffs also offer no sound
basis for repackaging these claims under unidentified "non-federal common
law" theories. The clerk is directed to enter judgment for defendant in Joseph
Jesner, et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC, 06-CV-3869; Yaffa Lev, et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC,
08-CV-3251; and Viktoria Agurenko, et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC, 10-CV-626.
Associated Cases: 1:04-cv-02799-BMC-VVP et al. Ordered by Judge Brian M.
Cogan on 8/23/2013. (Weisberg, Peggy) (Entered: 08/23/2013)
Others Violation of? Lawyer Contact
Information

Court has reassigned the case


as of August to district court
judge because the parties did
not consent to a magistrate. Crimes against
New case number: 3:15-cv- humanity; cruel,
03257. District court inhuman, and
judgment granted MTD, Ps degrading
amended complaint and new treatment and
MTD is pending as well as various state-law
MSJ. claims.

Financing
terrorism; crimes
Judge recused himself. against humanity;
Awaiting transfer to another extrajudicial
judge. killings

Extrajudicial
killing; torture
Torture; cuel,
inhuman, and
degrading
Brought by Paul Hoffman treatment; human
and the ACLU of Washington experimentation;
state war crimes
Ps dropped ATS claims at this Torture,
point. THE OPINION IS BY kidnapping,
A MAGISTRATE JUDGE. As extrajudicial
of October 21, 2015 no killing
objections had been filed. I'm
counting it as Y then.

Case affirmed on appeal.


Sept. 14 2015.
Torture; cruel,
inhuman, and
Answer filed. Looks like there degrading
will be no MTD. treatment
Torture; cruel,
Case
Case is
is on
on appeal
appeal as Jawad
to the 4thv. inhuman, and
Gates No.
Cir. No. 15-5250Parties are at
15-1831. degrading
the briefing stage. treatment
Ds filed motion to dismiss.
Briefing currently due in Dec.
2015. Targeted killing
Involuntary
servitude; human
Last docket activity 9/15/15. trafficking

Prisoner released from prison Prison conditions


in December 2014. COA
opinion on 5/29/15. On
October 27, 2015, district
court ordered the release of
the tapes. No. 05-1457 (GK).
Case is in discovery.

No actiivty on docket as of
May 28, 2015. When I
atempted update docket, it
said courier service was
required. I called chambers
and they said that the docket
as I saw it was current. I Involuntary
wonder if it has been servitude; human
consolidated with Ladras? trafficking
Extrajudicial
killings

Terrorism

Case is Giraldo v. Drummond


below.
Case on appeal.

Petition for cert. denied on


Oct. 5, 2015.
torture, genocide
Petition for rehearing denied. Extrajudicial
killings

Due process
See other dismissal of
Latchford.

D has failed to appear. Ps


have filed for default
judgment but they have no
proof of service under the
Hague Covention. Thus, case
is hanging out. No action on
docket since late October
2015.
Torture

Subsequent litigation over Excessive force


plaintiffs' tort claims
irrelevant to ATS claim
decided on 8/25/15.
Indefinite
detention

Torture,
kidnapping,
extrajudicial
killing

terrorism

Fourth amended complaint Genocide, forced


pending. displacement
Last entry late October 2015. Torture,
Appears to be in discovery. extrajudicial
killing

Cert denied on Nov. 2, 2015. extrajudicial


killings, war
crimes

Motion for reconsideration Torture


denied 8/31/15. Appeal filed
9/25/2015. No. 15-16909.
Petitioning for rehearing en- Forced child labor,
banc slavery

Other claims are moving Excessive force


forward, but Ps did not
pursue ATS claims after they
were dismissed in amended
complaint.

Petition for rehearing en-banc Apartheid


denied. Judgement issued on
9/22/2015. WATCH OUT FOR
POSSIBLE CERT. PETITION.
Court of appeals remanded to Terrorism
D Ct on issue of Kiobel and
whether it applied on facts of
the case. Court granted
MTD/P. Appeal filed and 2d
Cir. affirmed. Motiob for
rehearing en-banc denied.

terrorism

Ultimately, Ps voluntarily
dismissed claims after court
vacated the writ of
garnishment

Plaintiff did not appeal Due process


On appeal in August 2014. torture,
Case just had oral argument extrajudicial
in 4th Cir. on Sept. 16, 2015. killings
Docket No. 14-01934
Cert. denied. Torture,
extrajudicial
killings, war
crimes

Cert. denied. torture

torture

5th Cir. granted motion for extrajudicial


rehearing en banc on Nov. 5, killings
2014. En banc court affirmed
without considering ATS
question. See datapoint
above. Other claims proceded
and cert. was denied after
they were dismissed.

P eventually V/D other D. cruel, inhuman,


and degrading
treatment
P only appealed Bivens torture
claims, not TVPA claims.

Petition for cert. denied on Indefinite


10/5/2015 detention

torture, genocide
On interlocutory appeal. Oral extrajudicial
argument held in June 2015. killings
Docket active. 14-15128. No
developments as of 11/4/2015.

Appeal filed in June 2014. 14- Property rights


7082. Oral argment held in
April in DC Cir. No docket
activity since April 2015.
Due process

*2 The Court ADOPTS that Due process


portion of Magistrate Judge
Stewart's Findings and
Recommendation (# 42) in
which she recommends the
Court GRANT Defendant
Maximus Inc.'s Motion (# 36)
to Dismiss Plaintiff's First
Amended Complaint and
DISMISSES this mater with
prejudice.

Howard v. Maximus, Inc., Terrorism


No. 3:13-CV-01111-ST, 2014
WL 3866419, at *2 (D. Or.
Aug. 6, 2014)
Plaintiffs voluntarily Terrorism
dismissed the terrorism claim
of ATS on 10/23/14

On appeal renamed: Genocide, rape,


torture,
Sikhs for Justice, Inc. v. Nath, extrajudicial
596 Fed. Appx. 7 (2d Cir. killings, and
2014) crimes against
humanity

DECISION AFFIRMED BY genocide, gang


COA. (I CAN'T INSERT rape, torture,
Apartheid
CELLS, SO PLEASE HELP. IT extrajudicial
IS 596 Fed.Appx. 7). killings, property
destruction

Court denied Ps motion to file Prison conditions


second-amended complaint.
Extrajudicial
killings

No appeal. Torture, free


speech

Petition for cert. denied in Arbitary


October 2014. TVPA claims detention, torture
closed for failure to
prosecute.

Kidnapping,
unlawful
detention, torture
POSSIBLE SETTLEMENT?
Extrajudicial
killings

Cert denied in March 2015 Arbitrary


detention, torture,
cruel inhuman and
degrading
treatment
Ps essentially conceded the Torture, arbitrary
non-viability of their ATS detention,
claims and pursued state law extrajudicial
claims. killings

Cert. denied in June 2014. Property rights

Rehearing denied om May 6, Forced child labor,


2015. Petition for cert. filed slavery
September 18. No. 15-349.
Response requested on Dec.
4, 2015.
Rehearing denied in Torture,
December 2013 extrajudicial
killings
Torture,
extrajudicial
killing

war crimes,
extrajudicial
killings and
crimines against
humanity

Child custody
Terrorism

Case isstill technically Torture, forced


ongoing - Ps seek permission labor, arbitrary
to file Third Amended detention, crimes
Complaint and court granted against humanity
leave. No activity on docket
since August 29 2014. Safe to
assume Ps have dropped it.

See the below


Torture

Ps on 3rd amended complaint Arbitrary


(though no activity on docket detention
since Feb. 2015). Possible
appeal of entire dismissal
since the complaint left RICO
claims pending.
Appeal dismissed because P Free speech.
didn't pay filing fee
12/06/2013

Claims under the TVRPA Forced labor,


dismissed on 1/15/14. SEE human trafficking
MOST RECENT RULING:
2015 WL 1387941. ON
APPEAL 15-20225. In briefing
stages.

Apatheid

Due process
Terrorism

Arbitrary
detention, torture,
cruel inhuman and
degrading
treatment

Petition for mandamus Free speech,


denied. Case is in discovery. crimes against
humanity

Objections to report denied War crimes


on 9/13/13.

Appeal dismissed for lack of Right to education,


prosecution on 11/4/13. arbitrary detention
Order denying objections to Due process
report 09/11/2013

Torture, Genocide,
Extrajudicial
killing, Arbitrary
arrest and
imprisonment,
and violation of
freedom of
thought,
conscience, and
religion

War crimes,
extrajudicial
killings
War crimes,
Extrajudicial
killings

Torture, arbitrary
detention

Due process

Appeal dismissed on Due process,


12/02/2013 torture
Torture, arbitrary
detention

Rape, torture

Case dismissed from S.D. Fla. Forced labor


without prejudice 1/3/14 due
to P's failure to prosecute

Kidnapping,
torture

The President of Cameroon Torture, indefinite


was previously dismissed detention
due to HOS immunity. This
Appeal
opinion dismissed
is the Dec. 13 Due process
2013.
recommendation of the
magistrate
Appeal filedjudge. DCt adopts
7/26/2013. Oral Toture,
magistrates'
argument opinion
heard in 2013
on 10/20/14. extrajudicial
WL above
See 665618.decision affirming killings
dismissal on other grounds. Terrorism

Appeal dismissed by the 11th Apartheid


Cir.
Caseon Oct. 9 2013.
dismissed No.Cir.
by 2d 13-on Free Speech
14040
Sept. 19 2013 because it lacks
an "arguable basis in law or
fact."
Torture
Race
discrimination

RICO claims still pending.


Torture, arbitrary
detention

Jury trial in 2014. Unsure Terrorism


whether it's still in appeal.
Jury trial NOT on ATS
claims--only on ATA claims.
Can tell this from the
proposed jury instructions.
ATS claims dismissed on Aug.
23, 2013.
See
htp://www.nytimes.com/201
4/09/23/nyregion/arab-bank-
found-guilty-of-supporting-
terrorist.html?_r=0.
Name Date Citation Docket number Circuit Relevant? Type of Claim

Wang Xiaoning v. Joint stipulatifor a 2007 U.S. Dist. No. C 07-2151 CW 9th Cir. Y ATS
Yahoo! dismissal was filed LEXIS 97566
in Nov. 2007.

Kiobel v. Royal 4/17/2013 133 S.Ct. 1659 No. 10–1491 2d Cir. Y ATS
Dutch Petroleum
Co.
In re Terrorist 4/16/2013 714 F.3d 109 Nos. 11–3294– 2d Cir. N ATS, TVPA
Atacks on cv(L), 11–3407–cv,
September 11, 2001 11–3490–cv, 11–
3494–cv, 11–3495–
cv, 11–3496–cv,
11–3500–cv, 11–
3501–cv, 11–3502–
cv, 11–3503–cv,
11–3505–cv, 11–
3506–cv, 11–3507–
cv, 11–3508–cv,
11–3509–cv, 11–
3510–cv, 11–3511–
cv, 12–949–cv, 12–
1457–cv, 12–1458–
cv, 12–1459–cv.

In re Terrorist 4/16/2013 714 F.3d 659 Not Yet 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Atacks on
September 11, 2001

In re Terrorist 4/16/2013 714 F.3d 118 Nos. 11–3294– 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Atacks on cv(L), 11–3407–cv,
September 11, 2001 11–3490–cv, 11–
3494–cv, 11–3495–
cv, 11–3496–cv,
11–3500–cv, 11–
3501–cv, 11–3502–
Goldberg-Botvin 4/4/2013 938 F.Supp.2d 1 cv, 11–3503–cv, N
v. Islamic Republic 11–3505–cv, 11–
of Iran 3506–cv, 11–3507–
cv, 11–3508–cv,
11–3509–cv, 11–
3510–cv, 11–3511–
cv, 12–949–cv, 12–
1457–cv, 12–1458–
cv, 12–1459–cv.
Jean-Charles v. 3/31/2013 937 F.Supp.2d 276 No. 3:11–CV–614 2d Cir. Y ATS
Perlit (RNC)

Manoharan v. 3/29/2013 711 F.3d 178 No. 12–5087 DC Cir. Y TVPA


Rajapaksa

Tymoshenko v. 3/27/2013 2013 WL 1234943 No. 11–CV–2794 2d Cir. R ATS


Firtash (KMW)

Tymoshenko v. 3/26/2013 2013 WL 1234821 No. 11–CV–2794 2d Cir. R ATS


Firtash (KMW)
Kafutwa v. 3/12/2013 2013 WL 950803 Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS TVPA
Solicitor General 13–147

Institute of 2/25/2013 725 F.3d 940 12–35266 9th Cir. OL ATS


Cetacean Research
v. Sea Shepherd
Conservation Soc.
Yaodi Hu v. 2/20/2013 2013 WL 634719 No. 1:12–CV–1213 6th Cir. PS ATS
Communist Party
of China

Smith v. Rosati 2/20/2013 2013 WL 1500422 Civil Action No. 2d Cir. PS TVPA
9:10–CV–1502
(DNH/DEP)

Doe v. Neveleff 2/8/2013 2013 WL 489442 No. A–11–CV– 5th Cir. Y ATS
907–LY
Celikgogus v. 2/1/2013 920 F.Supp.2d 53 Civil Nos. 06–1996 DC Cir. R ATS
Rumsfeld (RCL), 08–
1677(RCL)

Garcia v. Sebelius 1/29/2013 919 F.Supp.2d 43 Civil Action No. DC Cir. Y ATS
11–527 (RBW)

Fotso v. Republic 1/25/2013 2013 WL 664158 No. 6:12–cv–1415– 9th Cir. Y ATS
of Cameroon TC
Linde v. Arab 1/18/2013 706 F.3d 92 Docket Nos. 10– 2d Cir. R ATS
Bank, PLC 4519–cv(L), 10–
4524–cv(CON)

Kafutwa v. 1/17/2013 2013 WL 193233 Civil Action No. 3d Cir. R TVPA


Solicitor General 13–147
Luna v. Laughlin 12/28/2012 2012 WL 6965115 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. PS ATS
5:11cv168–DCB–
JMR

Best Medical 12/20/2012 913 F.Supp.2d 230 Case No. 1:12–cv– 4th Cir. Y ATS
Belgium, Inc. v. 471 (GBL/TRJ)
Kingdom of
Belgium
Cong v. 12/11/2012 12-01976 5th Cir. OL ATS
Conocophillips
Co.

Hernandez v. 12/10/2012 2012 WL 6113617 No. 4:12CV0923 6th Cir. PS ATS


Pugh

Bodoff v. Islamic 12/3/2012 907 F.Supp.2d 93 Civil Case No. 08– N


Republic of Iran 547
Ortega-Chavez v. 11/29/2012 2012 WL 5988844 N
U.S.

Garcia v. 11/28/2012 911 F.Supp.2d Case No. 12– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Chapman 1222 21891–CIV
Guzman-Martinez 11/26/2012 2012 WL 5907081 No. CV–11–02390– 9th Cir. Y ATS
v. Corrections PHX–NVW
Corp. of America

Yaodi Hu v. 11/20/2012 2012 WL 7160373 No. 1:12–cv–1213 6th Cir. R ATS


Communist Party
of China
Licci v. Lebanese 11/20/2012 960 N.Y.S.2d 695 No. 10–1306–cv R ATS
Canadian Bank

Karboau v. City of 11/20/2012 498 Fed.Appx. 747 No. 11–35987 9th Cir. PS ATS
Portland

Manolatos v. 11/19/2012 2012 WL 6778610 No. 2:12–cv– 8th Cir. PS TVPA


Dube-Gilley 00216–JLH–JTK
Alexis v. 11/13/2012 2012 WL 6097089 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS TVPA
Napolitano 12–1929

Hammerstein v. 11/9/2012 488 Fed.Appx. 506 No. 11–3578–CV 2d Cir. Y ATS


Federal Republic
of Germany

Calvo-Saucedo v. 11/9/2012 2012 WL 5472053 No. 4:12CV1128 6th Cir. PS ATS


Corrections Corp.
of America
Vance v. Rumsfeld 11/7/2012 701 F.3d 193 N

Diaz v. Grupo 11/7/2012 487 Fed.Appx. 366 No. 11–15848 9th Cir. Y ATS
Mexico Inc.
Carpenter v. 11/5/2012 487 Fed.Appx. 669 No. 11–2829–cv 2d Cir. Y TVPA
Minister of Justice

Yousuf v. 11/2/2012 699 F.3d 763 No. 11–1479 4th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Samantar
Magnifico v. 11/2/2012 2012 WL 5395026 No. 10–CV–80771 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Villanueva

Aldana v. Del 10/30/2012 2012 WL 5364241 No. 01–3399–CIV 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Monte Fresh
Produce N.A., Inc.

Habyarimana v. 10/10/2012 696 F.3d 1029 No. 11–6315 10th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Kagame

Abecassis v. Wyat 9/30/2012 902 F.Supp.2d 881 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
H–09–3884

In re Islamic 9/30/2012 659 F.Supp.2d 31 N


Republic of Iran
Terrorism
Litigation
Albino v. Baca 9/21/2012 697 F.3d 1023 N

Sikhs for Justice v. 9/21/2012 893 F.Supp.2d 598 No. 10 Civ. 2940 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Nath
Baloco v. 9/12/2012 2012 WL 4009432 No. 7:09–CV– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co., 00557–RDP
Inc.

Schulze v. Ratley 9/11/2012 2012 WL 3964984 C/A No. 6:11–941– 4th Cir. PS ATS
JFA–KFM
Devi v. Rajapaksa 9/4/2012 2012 WL 3866495 No. 11 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
6634(NRB)

Yousuf v. 8/28/2012 2012 WL 3730617 No. 1:04cv1360 4th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Samantar (LMB/JFA)
Abelesz v. Erste 8/22/2012 695 F.3d 655 Nos. 11–2940, 11– 7th Cir. R ATS
Group Bank AG 2946

Weisskopf v. 8/22/2012 889 F.Supp.2d 912 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
United Jewish H–12–130
Appeal-Federation
of Jewish
Philanthropies of
New York, Inc.
Abelesz v. OTP 8/22/2012 692 F.3d 638 Nos. 11–2353, 11– 7th Cir. Y ATS
Bank 2386, 11–2875, 11–
3247, 11–3249

Abelesz v. Magyar 8/22/2012 692 F.3d 661 Nos. 11–2387, 11– 7th Cir. R
Nemzeti Bank 2791

Han Kim v. 8/17/2012 2012 WL 3696385 N


Democratic
People's Republic
of Korea
Thuy Thi Vu v. W 8/16/2012 12-00282 5th Cir. Y ATS
& D Apparel Corp.

Tawfik v. al-Sabah 8/16/2012 2012 WL 3542209 No. 11 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
6455(ALC)(JCF)
Doe v. Ejercito De 8/2/2012 2012 WL 10713165 No. 10–CV–21517. 11th Cir. Y ATS
Liberacion
Nacional

Velez v. Sanchez 7/31/2012 693 F.3d 308 Docket No. 11–90– 2d Cir. Y ATS
cv

Cruz-Salazar v. 7/31/2012 2012 WL 3112406 No. 4:12 CV 0917 6th Cir. PS ATS
Pugh
Marte v. Pugh 7/30/2012 2012 WL 3075894 No. 4:12 CV 0922 6th Cir. PS ATS

Oveissi v. Islamic 7/25/2012 879 F.Supp.2d 44 N


Republic of Iran

Guzman-Martinez 7/13/2012 2012 WL 2873835 No. CV 11–02390– 9th Cir. R ATS


v. Corrections PHX–NVW
Corp. of America

Graziani v. Pugh 7/9/2012 2012 WL 2711501 No. 4:12 CV 647 6th Cir. PS ATS
Licea v. Curacao 6/25/2012 870 F.Supp.2d N
Drydock Co., Inc. 1360

Giraldo v. 6/20/2012 2012 WL 2358306 No.: 2:09–CV– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co., 1041–RDP
Inc.

Doe v. Rumsfeld 6/15/2012 683 F.3d 390 No. 11–5209 DC Cir. N

Tobar v. U.S. 6/13/2012 2012 WL 2190766 9th Cir. N

Garcia v. Sebelius 6/13/2012 867 F.Supp.2d 125 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS
11–527 (RBW)
U.S. v. Dire 5/23/2012 680 F.3d 446 N

Aranda-Tercero v. 5/17/2012 484 Fed.Appx. 210 No. 12–2034 10th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
Comisario

Wult v. Islamic 5/14/2012 864 F.Supp.2d 24 N


Republic of Iran

Al Shimari v. 5/11/2012 679 F.3d 205 Nos. 09–1335, 10– 4th Cir. R ATS
CACI Intern., Inc. 1891, 10–1921

Padilla v. Yoo 5/2/2012 678 F.3d 748 N

Thompson v. 4/23/2012 2012 WL 1413454 N


Nelson
Fain v. Islamic 4/20/2012 856 F.Supp.2d 109, N
Republic of Iran

Mohamad v. 4/18/2012 132 S.Ct. 1702 No. 11–88 DC Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Palestinian
Authority
S.K. Innovation, 4/16/2012 854 F.Supp.2d 99 Civil Action No. DC Cir. Y ATS
Inc. v. Finpol 10–138 (JEB)

Gordon v. City of 3/29/2012 2012 WL 1067964 No. 10–CV–3706 2d Cir. PS ATS


New York Police (CBA)(LB)
Dept. 84th Precinct

Ajaj v. Federal 3/27/2012 2012 WL 1020487 N


Bureau of Prisons

Okpabi v. Royal 3/27/2012 11-14572 6th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Dutch Shell, PLC

Rodriguez v. 3/26/2012 2012 WL 1057428 No. CV 10–02902– 9th Cir. Y ATS


Mahony JST (JEMx)
Bigio v. Coca-Cola 3/19/2012 675 F.3d 163 Docket No. 10– 2d Cir. N
Co. 3607–cv

Institute of 3/19/2012 860 F.Supp.2d Case No. C11– 9th Cir. R ATS
Cetacean Research 1216 2043RAJ
v. Sea Shepherd
Conservation Soc.

Ajami v. Beebe 3/14/2012 2012 WL 870853 No. 2:11–cv–824 6th Cir. PS ATS

Prince Hotel, S.A. 3/13/2012 858 F.Supp.2d N


v. Blake Marine 1287
Group
Licci ex rel. Licci v. 3/5/2012 673 F.3d 50 Docket No. 10– 2d Cir. R ATS
Lebanese 1306–cv
Canadian Bank,
SAL

Manoharan v. 2/29/2012 845 F.Supp.2d 260 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R TVPA
Rajapaksa 11–235 (CKK)

McKesson Corp. v. 2/28/2012 672 F.3d 1066 N


Islamic Republic
of Iran

Wachsman ex rel. 2/28/2012 537 F.Supp.2d 85 N


Wachsman v.
Islamic Republic
of Iran

Al-Zahrani v. 2/21/2012 669 F.3d 315 No. 10–5393 DC Cir. Y ATS


Rodriguez
Saldana v. 2/13/2012 CV-11-8957 9th Cir. R ATS
Occidental
Petroleum Corp.

Devi v. Silva 2/8/2012 861 F.Supp.2d 135 No. 11 Civ. 6675 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
(JPO)

Larsen v. Hyat 12/22/2011 2011 WL 6937366 N


Intern. Corp.
Al Janko v. Gates 12/22/2011 831 F.Supp.2d 272 Civil No. 10– DC Cir. Y ATS
1702(RJL)

Hamad v. Gates 12/8/2011 2011 WL 6130413, No. C10–591 MJP 9th Cir. Y ATS
Dacer v. Estrada 12/7/2011 2011 WL 6099381 No. C 10–04165 9th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
WHA

Ajaj v. Federal 12/6/2011 838 F.Supp.2d Civil Action No. 10th Cir. N ATS
Bureau of Prisons 1108 08–cv–02006–RBJ–
MJW

Owens v. Republic 11/28/2011 826 F.Supp.2d 128 N


of Sudan

Trevino v. 11/28/2011 2011 WL 5975240 No. 11–CV–4015– N


Schroeder DEO

Singh v. M/S 11/18/2011 2011 WL 5833969 N


Crompton Greaves
Ltd.

Machie v. Nguyen 11/15/2011 824 F.Supp.2d 146 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS TVPA
11–552 (GK)
Ivanovic v. 11/9/2011 2011 WL 5508824 No. 11–80726–Civ 11th Cir. PS TVPA
Overseas
Management Co.
Doe v. Bin Laden 11/7/2011 663 F.3d 64 2d Cir. N

Ditullio v. Boehm 11/7/2011 662 F.3d 1091 No. 10–36012 N TVPA

Gomez v. Dole 10/27/2011 2011 WL 5085007 No. B228876 N


Food Co.
Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 10/25/2011 671 F.3d 736 Nos. 02–56256, 02– 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC 56390, 09–56381

Orkin v. Swiss 10/12/2011 444 Fed.Appx. 469 No. 11–1414–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS
Confederation

Al-Quraishi v. L-3 9/21/2011 657 F.3d 201 N


Services, Inc.

Al Shimari v. 9/21/2011 658 F.3d 413 No. 09–1335 4th Cir. R ATS
CACI Intern., Inc.

Aziz v. Alcolac, 9/19/2011 658 F.3d 388 No. 10–1908. 4th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Inc.

Alexis v. 9/9/2011 2011 WL 4014353 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS ATS


Napolitano 11–1626
Giraldo v. 9/8/2011 808 F.Supp.2d 247 Case No. 1:10–mc– DC Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co., 00764 (JDB)
Inc.

Cooperhill Inv. 9/1/2011 11-00962 2d Cir. Y ATS


Ltd. v. Republic of
Sey.

Taylor v. Islamic 8/29/2011 811 F.Supp.2d 1 N


Republic of Iran

Mamani v. Berzain 8/29/2011 654 F.3d 1148 Nos. 09–16246, 10– 11th Cir. R ATS
13071

Mohamed v. 8/26/2011 2011 WL 3820711 No. 1:11–cv– 4th Cir. Y TVPA


Holder 00050–(AJT/TRJ)
Genocide Victims 8/17/2011 804 F.Supp.2d 814 No. 10 CV 5197 7th Cir. R ATS
of Krajina v. L-3
Services, Inc.

Wassouf v. U.S. 8/16/2011 2011 WL 3654393 C.A. No. 11– 1st Cir. PS ATS
Dept. of 10555–JLT
Homeland Sec.
Estate of Doe v. 8/16/2011 808 F.Supp.2d 1 Civil Action No. N
Islamic Republic 08–540 (JDB)
of Iran

Hernandez v. U.S. 8/11/2011 802 F.Supp.2d 834 No. EP–11–CV– 5th Cir. R ATS
027–DB

Swarna v. Al- No. 06 Civ.


awadi et al 8/9/2011 4880(PKC) 2d Cir. Y ATS
Vance v. Rumsfeld 8/8/2011 653 F.3d 591 N
Jaso v. The Coca 8/1/2011 435 Fed.Appx. 346 N
Cola Co.
Hammerstein v. 8/1/2011 2011 WL 9975796 No. 09–CV–443 2d Cir. Y ATS
Federal Republic (ARR)(RLM)
of Germany

Hidalgo v. 7/28/2011 11-20107 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Siemens
Aktiengesellschaft

Giannopoulos v. 7/27/2011 2011 WL 3166159 No. 11 C 775 N ATS


Iberia Lineas
Aereas de Espana,
S.A.
Escarria-Montano 7/12/2011 797 F.Supp.2d 21 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS TVPA
v. U.S. 10–1389 (RWR)

Flomo v. Firestone 7/11/2011 643 F.3d 1013 No. 10–3675 7th Cir. Y ATS
Nat. Rubber Co.,
LLC

Doe v. Exxon 7/8/2011 654 F.3d 11 Nos. 09–7125, 09– DC Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Mobil Corp. 7127, 09–7134, 09–
7135
Saleh v. U.S. 7/8/2011 2011 WL 2682728 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
09–cv–02563–PAB–
KLM

Mohamed v. 7/8/2011 09-03362 5th Cir. Y ATS


Erinys Int’l Ltd.

The Yisra'el Nation 7/1/2011 99 Fed.Cl. 711 No. 11–396 C PS ATS


v. U.S.
Prince Hotel, SA v. 7/1/2011 433 Fed.Appx. 706 No. 11–10267 11th Cir. Y ATS
Blake Marine
Group

Carpenter v. 6/22/2011 2011 WL 2490947 No. 07–CV–5290 2d Cir. PS TVPA


Republic of Chile (JS)(ETB)

Ali v. Rumsfeld 6/21/2011 649 F.3d 762 Nos. 07–5178, 07– DC Cir. Y ATS
5185, 07–5186, 07–
5187
Barclays Capital 6/20/2011 650 F.3d 876 N
Inc. v.
Theflyonthewall.c
om, Inc.

Keller v. Strauss 6/17/2011 2011 WL 2470631 N


Lim v. Gov’t of 6/15/2011 11-50172 7th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Sing.

Ali Shafi v. 6/14/2011 642 F.3d 1088 No. 10–7024 DC Cir. Y ATS
Palestinian
Authority
Kaplan v. Al 6/7/2011 2011 WL 2314783 No. 10 Civ. 5298 2d Cir. Y ATS
Jazeera

In re Chiquita 6/3/2011 792 F.Supp.2d Case No. 08– 11th Cir. R ATS
Brands Intern., 1301 01916–MD
Inc. Alien Tort
Statute and
Shareholder
Derivative
Litigation

Licea v. Curacao 5/27/2011 794 F.Supp.2d Case No. 06– 11th Cir. R ATS
Drydock Co., Inc. 1299 22128–CIV

Baloco ex rel. 5/20/2011 640 F.3d 1338 No. 09–16216 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Tapia v.
Drummond Co.,
Inc.
Haim v. Islamic 5/19/2011 784 F.Supp.2d 1 N
Republic of Iran

Bauman v. 5/18/2011 644 F.3d 909 No. 07–15386 9th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
DaimlerChrysler
Corp.

Holocaust Victims 5/18/2011 807 F.Supp.2d 689 No. 10 C 1884 7th Cir. R ATS
of Bank Theft v.
Magyar Nemzeti
Bank
Swarna v. Al- 5/12/2011 2011 WL 1873356 No. 06 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
Awadi 4880(PKC)
Gi Lifang Che v. 5/10/2011 10-07964 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Shanghai Mun.
Branch Comm. of
Chinese
Communist Party

Liu Bo Shan v. 5/5/2011 421 Fed.Appx. 89 No. 10–2992–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
China Const. Bank
Corp.

Magnifico v. 4/27/2011 783 F.Supp.2d Case No. 10–CV– 11th Cir. R ATS
Villanueva 1217 80771
Tobar v. U.S. 4/21/2011 639 F.3d 1191 N

Zapolski v. 4/14/2011 425 Fed.Appx. 5. No. 10–2018–cv 11th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
Federal Republic
of Germany

Jerez v. Republic 3/28/2011 777 F.Supp.2d 6 Miscellaneous DC Cir. Y TVPA


of Cuba Action No. 09–466
(RWR/AK)

M.C. v. Bianchi 3/25/2011 782 F.Supp.2d 127 Civil Action Nos. 3d Cir. Y ATS
09–3240, 09–3241,
09–3243, 09–3247
Ellul v. 3/23/2011 2011 WL 1085325 No. 09 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
Congregation of 10590(PAC)
Christian Bros.

Mohamad v. 3/18/2011 634 F.3d 604 Nos. 09–7109, 09– DC Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Rajoub 7158

Alperin v. 3/17/2011 423 Fed.Appx. 678 No. 09–17761 9th Cir. Y ATS
Franciscan Order
Orkin v. Swiss 3/11/2011 770 F.Supp.2d 612 No. 09 Civ. 10013 2d Cir. R ATS
Confederation LAK

Ajaj v. Federal 3/10/2011 2011 WL 902440 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. N ATS
Bureau of Prisons 08–cv–02006–
MSK–MJW
Sai v. Clinton 3/9/2011 778 F.Supp.2d 1 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS ATS
10–899 (CKK)

Saleh v. U.S. 3/8/2011 2011 WL 2682803 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
09–cv–02563–PAB–
KLM
Baloco v. 2/3/2011 631 F.3d 1350 No. 09–16216 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co.,
Inc.

Licea v. Curacao 1/31/2011 2011 WL 2118731 No. 06–22128–CIV 11th Cir. R ATS
Drydock Co., Inc.
In re Motors 1/28/2011 447 B.R. 150 No. 09– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Liquidation Co. 50026(REG)

Orkin v. Swiss 1/13/2011 2011 WL 167840 No. 09 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS


Confederation 10013(LAK)

Weber v. U.S. 1/11/2011 2011 WL 96515 Civil Action No. DC Cir. PS ATS
11–0061
Herrera v. Toth 1/6/2011 412 Fed.Appx. 440 No. 08–4167 3d Cir. PS ATS

Zhao v. Unknown 1/4/2011 407 Fed.Appx. 785 No. 10–20117 5th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
CIA Officer

Swarna v. Al-
awadi et al 12/22/2010 09-2525-cv 2d Cir. R ATS
Prince Hotel, SA v. 12/16/2010 2010 WL 5279975 Civil Action No. 11th Cir. R ATS
Blake Marine 10–0424–WS–M
Group
Manly v. Illinois 12/14/2010 2010 WL 5157970 No. 09 C 7298 7th Cir. PS ATS
Dept. of
Healthcare and
Family Services

Beer v. Islamic 12/9/2010 2010 WL 5105174 N


Republic of Iran

Al-Aulaqi v. 12/7/2010 727 F.Supp.2d 1 Civil Action No. DC Cir. Y ATS


Obama 10–1469 (JDB)
Anderson v. The 12/1/2010 753 F.Supp.2d 68 N
Islamic Republic
of Iran

Velez v. Sanchez 11/30/2010 754 F.Supp.2d 488 Case No. 04–CV– 2d Cir. R ATS
4797 (FB)(CLP)

Mastafa v. 11/29/2010 759 F.Supp.2d 297 No. 10 Civ 2d Cir. R TVPA


Chevron Corp. 5646(JSR)

Rimkus v. Islamic 11/16/2010 750 F.Supp.2d 163 N


Republic of Iran
Oveissi v. Islamic 11/12/2010 768 F.Supp.2d 1 N
Republic of Iran

Saharkhiz v. 11/10/2010 10-912 4th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Nokia Corp.

Prince Hotel, SA v. 11/8/2010 2010 WL 4636631 Civil Action No. 11th Cir. R ATS
Blake Marine 10–0424–WS–M
Group

U.S. v. Hasan 10/29/2010 747 F.Supp.2d 599 Criminal No. N


2:10cr56

Litlejohn v. 10/29/2010 2009 WL 3617578 N


United Nations
Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 10/26/2010 625 F.3d 561 Nos. 02-56256, 02- 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC 56390, 09-56381

Guzman v. Wells 10/26/2010 2010 WL 4941485 No. CV 310–066 11th Cir. PS ATS

Flomo v. Firestone 10/19/2010 2010 WL 4174583 No. 1:06–cv– 7th Cir. R ATS
Natural Rubber 00627–JMS–TAB
Co.
Kalasho v. 10/14/2010 2010 WL 4062212 Civil Action No. 6th Cir. PS TVPA
Republic of Iraq 06–11030
Bleiser v. 10/7/2010 2010 WL 3947524 No. 08 C 6254 7th Cir. Y ATS
Bundersrepublik
Deutschland

Flomo v. Firestone 10/5/2010 744 F.Supp.2d 810 No. 1:06–cv– 7th Cir. R ATS
Natural Rubber 00627–JMS–TAB
Co.
Viera v. Eli Lilly 9/30/2010 2010 WL 3893791 No. 1:09–cv–0495– 7th Cir. Y ATS
and Co. RLY–DML

Swarna v. Al- 9/24/2010 622 F.3d 123 Docket Nos. 09– 2d Cir. R ATS
Awadi 2525–cv (L), 09–
3615–cv (XAP)
Matias v. Taylors 9/24/2010 2010 WL 3825402 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. Y ATS
Intern. Services, 09–3256
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Ochoa Lizarbe v. 9/22/2010 402 Fed.Appx. 834 09-01376; 4th Cir. OL ATS, TVPA
Rivera Rondon 8:07-cv-01809
Kiobel v. Royal 9/17/2010 621 F.3d 111 Docket Nos. 06– 2d Cir. R ATS
Dutch Petroleum 4800–cv, 06–4876–
Co. cv

Hassen v. Nahyan 9/17/2010 2010 WL 9538408 No. CV 09–01106 9th Cir. Y TVPA
DMG (MANx)
Arias v. Dyncorp 9/15/2010 738 F.Supp.2d 46 Civil Action Nos. DC Cir. R ATS
01–1908 (RWR),
07–1042(RWR)

In re Terrorists 9/13/2010 740 F.Supp.2d 494 No. 03 MDL 1570 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Atacks on (GBD)
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Bowoto v. 9/10/2010 621 F.3d 1116 No. 09–15641 9th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Chevron Corp.

Morgan v. U.S. 9/10/2010 No. 4:10cv120– 11th Cir. Y ATS


SPM/WCS
Doe v. Nestle, S.A. 9/8/2010 748 F.Supp.2d No. CV 05–5133 9th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
1057 SVW (JTLx)

Mohamed v. 9/8/2010 614 F.3d 1070 No. 08–15693 9th Cir. Y ATS
Jeppesen
Dataplan, Inc.

McPherson v. U.S. 9/2/2010 392 Fed.Appx. 938 No. 08-3757 3d Cir. PS ATS
Bigio v. Coca-Cola 8/23/2010 2010 WL 3377503 No. 97 Civ. 2d Cir. Y LON
Co. 2858(BSJ)

Escarria-Montano 8/18/2010 2010 WL 3282981 Civil Action No. 10 DC Cir. R TVPA


v. U.S. 1389

U.S. v. Said 8/17/2010 757 F.Supp.2d 554 N

Shiguago et al. v. 8/16/2010 2:06-cv-04982 9th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Occidental
Petroleum Co
Cassirer v. 8/12/2010 616 F.3d 1019 N
Kingdom of Spain

Jones v. Cowens 8/12/2010 2010 WL 3239286 N


Jama v. Esmor 8/12/2010 577 F.3d 169 N
Correctional
Services, Inc.

Estate of Manook 8/12/2010 759 F.Supp.2d 674 Nos. 5:10–CV–72– 4th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
v. Research D, 5:10–CV–73–D
Triangle Institute,
Intern.

Asemani v. 8/3/2010 389 Fed.Appx. 224 No. 10-6634 4th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Ahmadinejad
Al-Quraishi v. 7/29/2010 728 F.Supp.2d 702 Civil No. PJM 08– 4th Cir. SET ATS
Nakhla 1696

Estate of Amergi 7/27/2010 611 F.3d 1350 No. 09–13618 11th Cir. Y ATS
ex rel. Amergi v.
Palestinian
Authority

Flomo v. 7/19/2010 2010 WL 2900643 No. 1:06–cv– 7th Cir. R ATS


Bridgestone 00627–JMS–TAB
Americas Holding,
Inc.
Calderon-Cardona 7/16/2010 723 F.Supp.2d 441 N
v. Democratic
People's Republic
of Korea
U.S. v. Belfast 7/15/2010 611 F.3d 783 N

Linde v. Arab 7/12/2010 269 F.R.D. 186 No. 04 CV 2d Cir. R ATS


Bank, PLC 2799(NG)(VVP)
Mesnaoui v. 7/9/2010 2010 WL 2740162 No. CIV. S–10– 9th Cir. PS ATS
Christopher 1129 GEB GGH PS

Carpenter v. 6/28/2010 610 F.3d 776 Docket No. 09– 2d Cir. R TVPA
Republic of Chile 3743–cv
Shan v. China 6/28/2010 2010 WL 2595095 No. 09 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Const. Bank Corp. 8566(DLC)

In re Terrorist 6/17/2010 718 F.Supp.2d 456 No. 03 MDL 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Atacks on 1570(GBD)
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Nabulsi v. Bin 6/17/2010 383 F. App'x 380 No. 09-20459 5th Cir. Y TVPA
Zayed Al

Alonso v. State of 6/11/2010 2010 WL 2426003 No. 1:10–CV–0920 10th Cir. PS ATS
Utah TS
El-Shifa 6/8/2010 607 F.3d 836 No. 07–5174 DC Cir. Y ATS
Pharmaceutical
Industries Co. v.
U.S.

Morgan v. U.S. 6/1/2010 2010 WL 3604420 No. 4:10cv120– 11th Cir. PS ATS
SPM/WCS
Samantar v. 6/1/2010 130 S.Ct. 2278 No. 08–1555 SC R ATS, TVPA
Yousuf

Litlejohn v. 5/20/2010 C/A No. 7:10– 4th Cir. Y ATS


Qaddifi 1122–RBH–WMC

Litlejohn v. 5/5/2010 2010 WL 2104229 C/A No. 7:10– 4th Cir. PS ATS
Qaddifi 1122–RBH–WMC
Zapolski v. 5/4/2010 2010 WL 1816327 No. 09 Civ. 2d Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
Federal Republic 1503(BMC)
of Germany

Doe v. Drummond 4/30/2010 2010 WL 9450019 No. 2:09–CV– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Co., Inc. 01041–RDP
Asemani v. 4/20/2010 2010 WL 1609787 Civil Action No. 4th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
Ahmadinejad RDB–10–874

Diaz v. U.S. 4/16/2010 373 Fed.Appx. 947 No. 09-13855 11th Cir. PS ATS
Serra v. Lappin 4/9/2010 600 F.3d 1191 No. 08–15969 9th Cir. FL ATS

Jackson v. Swift 4/9/2010 2010 WL 1439939 No. 3:08–0743 6th Cir. PS TVPA
Transport Co.
Valencia v. Islamic 3/31/2010 774 F.Supp.2d 1 No. 08–cv–533 N
Republic of Iran (RCL)

Abecassis v. Wyat 3/31/2010 704 F.Supp.2d 623 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
H–09–3884

Licci v. American 3/31/2010 704 F.Supp.2d 403 No. 08 CV 2d Cir. R ATS


Exp. Bank Ltd. 7253(GBD)
Kilburn v. Islamic 3/30/2010 699 F.Supp.2d 136 N
Republic of Iran

Thompson v. 3/18/2010 2010 WL 1027897 No. 1:10-cv-231 N ATS


Sampson
Jackson v. Swift 3/17/2010 2010 WL 1439842 No. 3:08–0743 6th Cir. PS TVPA
Transport Co.

Velga v. World 3/3/2010 368 Fed.Appx. 189 No. 08-3999-cv 2d Cir. Y ATS
Meteorological
Organisation
Adhikari v. Daoud 3/1/2010 2010 WL 744237 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R ATS
& Partners 09–cv–1237

Al Shafi v. 2/23/2010 686 F.Supp.2d 23 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS


Palestinian 09–06 (RWR)
Authority
Al-Zahrani v. 2/16/2010 684 F.Supp.2d 103 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS
Rumsfeld 09–0028 (ESH)

Estate of Marani 2/5/2010 693 F.Supp.2d 4 1:08-cv-00096 DC Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Manook v. Unity
Resources Group

Lev v. Arab Bank, 1/29/2010 2010 WL 623636 No. 08 CV 2d Cir. R ATS


PLC 3251(NG)(VVP)
Saleh v. U.S. 1/21/2010 2010 WL 308962 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. R TVPA
09–cv–02563–BNB

Zhao v. U.S. 1/14/2010 91 Fed.Cl. 95 N


Mwani v. U.S. 1/10/2010 2012 WL 78237 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS
99–125 (JMF)
Kiobel v. Millson 1/8/2010 592 F.3d 78 N

Certain 1/6/2010 677 F.Supp.2d 270 Civil Action Nos. DC Cir. N ATS
Underwriters at 06–731 (GK), 08–
Lloyds London v. 504 (GK).
Great Socialist
People's Libyan
Arab Jamahiriya
Zhao v. Unknown 1/6/2010 2010 WL 97798 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
CIA Officer H–09–1963

Tamam v. 1/5/2010 677 F.Supp.2d 720 08 Civ. 6156 2d Cir. Y ATS


Fransabank
Margallo-Grans v. 12/9/2009 CV-09-4026 8th Cir. Y ATS
Farrell

Sobitan v. Glud 12/9/2009 589 F.3d 379 No. 07-3119 7th Cir. Y ATS

Doe v. Constant 12/1/2009 354 Fed.Appx. 543 No. 08–4827–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Abecassis v. Wyat 11/19/2009 669 F.Supp.2d 130 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS, TVPA
09–00001 (HHK)

Safety Nat. Cas. 11/9/2009 587 F.3d 714 N


Corp. v. Certain
Underwriters At
Lloyd's, London

Baloco v. 11/9/2009 2009 WL 8639690 No. 7:09–CV– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co., 00557–RDP
Inc.
Doe v. Drummond 11/9/2009 2009 WL 9056091 No. 7:09–CV– 11th Cir. R
Co., Inc. 01041–RDP
Adhikari v. Daoud 11/3/2009 697 F.Supp.2d 674 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R ATS
& Partners 09–cv–1237
Arar v. Ashcroft 11/2/2009 585 F.3d 559 Docket No. 06– 2d Cir. Y TVPA
4216–cv

Estate of Husein v. 10/22/2009 2009 WL 8726450 No. 1:09cv1048 4th Cir. R ATS
Prince

In re XE Services 10/21/2009 665 F.Supp.2d 569 Nos. 1:09cv615, 4th Cir. Y ATS
Alien Tort 1:09cv616,
Litigation 1:09cv617,
1:09cv618,
1:09cv645
Brewer v.Islamic 10/15/2009 664 F.Supp.2d 43 N
Republic of Iran
Hatersley v. 10/14/2009 2009 WL 3319960 N
Hsinchu City
Police Dept.

Sewarz v. Guice 10/2/2009 2009 WL 3208702 N


Presbyterian 10/2/2009 582 F.3d 244 Docket No. 07– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Church of Sudan 0016–cv
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.

Arraz-Saenz v. 9/29/2009 2009 WL 3162258 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. PS ATS
State of Colorado 07–cv–02046–PAB–
BNB
Mohamad v. 9/20/2009 664 F.Supp.2d 20 Civil Case No. 08– DC Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Rajoub 1800 (RJL)
Estate of Sa'adoon 9/18/2009 660 F.Supp.2d 723 Case No. 4th Cir. Y ATS
v. Prince 1:09cv615

Saleh v. Titan 9/11/2009 580 F.3d 1 Nos. 08-7008, 08- DC Cir. Y ATS
Corp. 7009

Alperin v. 9/11/2009 2009 WL 2969465 No. C-99-4941 9th Cir. R ATS


Franciscan Order MMC
Cassirer v. 9/8/2009 580 F.3d 1048 N
Kingdom of Spain
Saludes v. 9/2/2009 655 F.Supp.2d No. 03–20833–CIV 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Republica De 1290
Cuba
Guanipa v. Chavez 8/31/2009 09-20999 11th Cir. Y ATS

Mohamed v. 8/31/2009 579 F.3d 943 No. C07–02798 JW 9th Cir. R


Jeppesen
Dataplan, Inc.

Clay v. Michigan 8/31/2009 2009 WL 2849572 No. 09–12509 6th Cir. PS ATS
Bauman v. 8/28/2009 579 F.3d 1088 No. 07–15386 9th Cir. R
DaimlerChrysler
Corp.

Yahya v. Yemenia- 8/25/2009 2009 WL 2711955 N


Yemen Airways
Kpadeh v. 8/25/2009 261 F.R.D. 687 No. 09–20050–CIV 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Emmanuel
Aldana v. Del 8/13/2009 578 F.3d 1283 No. 07–15471 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Monte Fresh
Produce N.A., Inc.
Lizarbe v. Rondon 8/12/2009 2009 WL 2487083 Civil No. PJM 07– 4th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
1809
Lopez v. 8/12/2009 647 F.Supp.2d Civil Action No. 11th Cir. Y ATS
Richardson 1356 1:08–CV–3377–JOF
Sinaltrainal v. 8/11/2009 578 F.3d 1252 No. 06–15851 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Coca-Cola Co.

Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 7/31/2009 650 F.Supp.2d Case No. CV 00– 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC 1004 11695 MMM
(MANx)

Carpenter v. 7/29/2009 2009 WL 5255327 No. 07–CV–5290 2d Cir. R TVPA


Republic of Chile (JS)(ETB)

Turedi v. Coca- 7/7/2009 343 Fed.Appx. 623 No. 06–5464–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Cola Co.
In re South African 6/25/2009 633 F.Supp.2d 117 No. 02 MDL 1499 2d Cir. R
Apartheid (SAS)
Litigation

In re South African 6/22/2009 643 F.Supp.2d 423 Nos. 02 MDL 1499 2d Cir. R
Apartheid (SAS), 03 Civ. 4524
Litigation (SAS)
Mainawal Rahman 6/21/2009 1:08-cv-01064 4th Cir. N ATS
Building &
Construction Co.,
Ltd. et al v.
Dyncorp
International, LLC

Rojas Mamani v. 6/19/2009 636 F.Supp.2d Nos. 07–22459– 11th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Sanchez Berain 1326 CIV–JORDAN, 08–
21063–CIV–
JORDAN
Wiwa v.
Royal Dutch
Petroleum 1:96-CV-
Co. 6/16/2009 08386 Y ATS
Nabulsi v. Nahyan 6/12/2009 2009 WL 1658017 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. Y TVPA
H–06–2683
Wiwa v. Shell 6/3/2009 335 Fed.Appx. 81 No. 08–1803–cv 2d Cir. R ATS
Petroleum
Development Co.
of Nigeria Ltd.
Garcia v. Benov 5/15/2009 715 F.Supp.2d 974 N
Jesner v. Arab 5/1/2009 2009 WL 4663865 No. 06–CV–3869 2d Cir. R ATS
Bank, PLC (NG)(VVP)
Mohamed v. 4/28/2009 563 F.3d 992 No. 08-15693 9th Cir. R ATS
Jeppesen
Dataplan, Inc.

Estate of Abtan v. 4/27/2009 611 F.Supp.2d 1 Civil Action Nos. DC Cir. R ATS
Blackwater Lodge 07–1831 (RBW),
and Training 07–2273(RBW)
Center

Lopez v. Wallace 4/24/2009 325 Fed.Appx. 782 No. 08-15307 11th Cir. PS ATS
Rasul v. Myers 4/24/2009 563 F.3d 527 Nos. 06-5209, 06- DC Cir. Y ATS
5222

Wiwa v. Shell 4/23/2009 626 F.Supp.2d 377 Nos. 96 Civ. 8386 2d Cir. R
Petroleum (KMW) (HBP), 01
Development Co. Civ. 1909 (KMW)
(HBP)

Matar v. Dichter 4/16/2009 563 F.3d 9 Docket No. 07– 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
2579–cv
Bush v. Klein 4/14/2009 2009 WL 1026022 No. C 08–1354 JF 9th Cir. PS ATS, TVPA
(RS)

In re South African 4/8/2009 617 F.Supp.2d 228 Nos. 02 MDL 2d Cir. R


Apartheid 1499(SAS), 02 Civ.
Litigation 4712(SAS), 02 Civ.
6218(SAS), 03 Civ.
1024(SAS), 03 Civ.
4524(SAS)
Chen v. China 04/08/2009 320 Fed.Appx. 71 No. 07–3882–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS
Central Television

Cohen v. Clemens 4/7/2009 321 Fed.Appx. 739 No. 08–1394 10th Cir. PS ATS
Litle v. Arab Bank, 4/3/2009 611 F.Supp.2d 233 Nos. 04 CV 5449 2d Cir. R ATS
PLC (NG)(VVP), 04 CV
5564 (NG)(VVP),
Swarna v. Al- 3/20/2009 607 F.Supp.2d 509 05
No.CV
06 388
Civ.(NG)
4880 2d Cir. Y ATS
Awadi (VVP),
(PKC) 05 CV 3183
(NG)(VVP), 05 CV
3738 (NG)(VVP),
06 CV 1623 (NG)
(VVP), 06 CV 3869
(NG)(VVP)

Al Shimari v. 3/19/2009 657 F.Supp.2d 700 No. 1:08cv827 4th Cir. R ATS
CACI Premier (GBL)
Technology, Inc.
Chavez v. 3/17/2009 559 F.3d 486 No. 06–6234 6th Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Carranza

Patel v. U.S. 3/12/2009 2009 WL 636532 N


Bowoto v. 3/4/2009 2009 WL 593872 No. C 99–02506 SI 9th Cir. R
Chevron Corp.
Roe v. Bridgestone 3/4/2009 257 F.R.D. 159 No. 1:06–cv–0627– 7th Cir. R ATS
Corp. DFH–JMS

Lizarbe v. Rondon 2/26/2009 642 F.Supp.2d 473 Civil No. PJM 07– 4th Cir. R
1809

RSM Production 2/19/2009 643 F.Supp.2d 382 N


Corp. v. Fridman
Smith v. Strength 2/4/2009 2009 WL 275465 No. CV 108–066 11th Cir. Y ATS
Abdullahi v. 1/30/2009 562 F.3d 163 Docket Nos. 05– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Pfizer, Inc. 4863–cv(L), 05–
6768–cv(CON)

Yousuf v. 1/8/2009 552 F.3d 371 No. 07–1893 4th Cir. R


Samantar
Massie v. 12/30/2008 592 F.Supp.2d 57 N
Government of
Democratic
People's Republic
of Korea
Romero v. 12/22/2008 552 F.3d 1303 No. 07–14090 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Drummond Co.,
Inc.
Freund v. Republic 12/19/2008 592 F.Supp.2d 540 No. 11–649 2d Cir. Y
of France
Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 12/16/2008 550 F.3d 822 Nos. 02-56256, 02- 9th Cir. R
PLC 56390

Chowdhury v. 12/5/2008 588 F.Supp.2d 375 No. 08 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS, TVPA
WorldTel 1659(BMC)
Bangladesh
Holding, Ltd.

Milton v. Boles 11/24/2008 2008 WL 5070052 No. 11th Cir. FL ATS


3:08cv286/LAC/M
D
Doe v. Al 11/18/2008 2008 WL 4965169 Civil Action No. 6th Cir. Y ATS
Maktoum 07–293–KSF

Mohammad v. Bin 11/14/2008 300 Fed.Appx. 87 No. 07-1504-cv 2d Cir. PS ATS


Tarraf

S.R. v. U.S. 11/5/2008 2008 WL 4826090 N


Allen v. Figuera 11/4/2008 2008 WL 4829744 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. PS ATS
07–cv–00137–
ZLW–BNB

Licea v. Curacao 10/31/2008 584 F.Supp.2d No. 06–22128– 4th Cir. R


Drydock Co., Inc. 1355 CIV–
KING/BANDSTR
A

Brown v. Gropper 10/30/2008 2008 WL 4809924 Action No. 3:08- 4th Cir. PS ATS
CV-278

Allen v. Ortiz 10/29/2008 2008 WL 4829854 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. R
07–cv–00137–
ZLW–BNB
Brown v. U.S. 10/28/2008 2008 WL 4813083 No. 07 C 3015 7th Cir. PS ATS
Bureau of
Immigration and
Customs
Enforcement Dept.

Park v. Korean 10/24/2008 2008 WL 4724374 No. 07-2233 7th Cir. Y ATS
Broadcasting
System
Jeremiah v. 10/22/2008 297 Fed.Appx. 854 No. 08-13310 11th Cir. Y ATS
Burnete

Garcia v. U.S. 10/16/2008 2008 WL 4610042 N


Ajaj v. Federal 10/16/2008 2008 WL 4610258 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. N ATS
Bureau of Prisons 08–CV–02006–
BNB

Cohen v. Clemens 10/1/2008 2008 WL 4533944 Civil Action No. 10th Cir. R ATS
08–CV–01991–
BNB

Mohamad v. 9/29/2008 2008 WL 4444572 No. 05 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS


Rajoub 8335(LAP)
Mastafa v. 9/25/2008 2008 WL 4378443, No. 07 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Australian Wheat 7955(GEL)
Bd. Ltd.

Abagninin v. 9/24/2008 545 F.3d 733 No. 07-56326 9th Cir. Y ATS
AMVAC Chemical
Corp.

Tobar v. U.S. 9/19/2008 2008 WL 4350539 No. 07cv817 WQH 9th Cir. Y ATS
(WMc)

Bromfield v. 9/15/2008 543 F.3d 1071 N


Mukasey
Ahmed v. Dubai 9/2/2008 08-21564 11th Cir. Y TVPA
Islamic Bank

Doe v. Exxon 8/27/2008 573 F.Supp.2d 16 Civil Action No. DC Cir. R ATS, TVPA
Mobil Corp. 01–1357 (LFO)

Sewraz v. Guice 8/26/2008 2008 WL 3926443 Civil Action No. 4th Cir. ps ATS
3:08cv35

Al-Janabi v. 8/18/2008 08-02913 9th Cir. R ATS


Stefanowicz
Grieveson v. 8/18/2008 538 F.3d 763 No. 05–4681 7th Cir. Y ATS
Anderson

Al-Ogaidi v. 8/12/2008 08-01006 9th Cir. R ATS


Johnson

Al-Taee v. L-3
Servs., Inc. 8/11/2008 08-12790 6th Cir. Y ATS
Erby v. Pfizer 8/8/2008 2008 WL 3318730 N
Pharmaceutical
Co.
Weixum v. Xilai 8/1/2008 568 F.Supp.2d 35

Civil Action No.


04–0649(RJL) DC Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
McPherson v. U.S. 7/31/2008 2008 WL 2985448

Civil Action No.


07-6119 (SDW) 3d Cir. Y ATS
Bakhtiar v. Islamic 7/17/2008 571 F.Supp.2d 27
Republic of Iran
N
Roe v. Bridgestone 7/11/2008 2008 WL 2732192
Corp.

No. 1:06-cv-0627-
DFH-JMS 7th Cir. R
Fayoade v. Sprate 7/7/2008 284 Fed.Appx. 345

N
Arar v. Ashcroft 6/30/2008 532 F.3d 157

Docket No. 06–


4216–cv 2d Cir. R TVPA
Simon v. Republic 6/24/2008 529 F.3d 1187
of Iraq

N
Bowoto v. 5/30/2008 557 F.Supp.2d
Chevron Corp. 1080

No. C 99-02506 SI 9th Cir. R


Aguilar v. 5/28/2008 2008 U.S. Dist.
Imperial Nurseries LEXIS 48404

CIVIL ACTION
NO. 3-07-cv-193
(JCH) 2d Cir. Y ATS
Gandara v. 5/22/2008 528 F.3d 823
Bennet
No. 06–16088 11th Cir. Y ATS
Nabulsi v. Nahyan 4/29/2008 2008 WL 1924235

Civil Action No.


H-06-2683 5th Cir. R
Mora v. New York 4/24/2008 524 F.3d 183

Docket No. 06-


0341-pr 2d Cir. Y ATS
Shaoulian-Tehrani 4/21/2008 2008 WL 1790386
v. Khatami

No. 06 Civ.
6868(DC) 2d Cir.; 4th Cir. OL ATS, TVPA
Harbury v. 4/15/2008 522 F.3d 413
Hayden

DC Cir. N
Serra v. Lappin 4/3/2008 2008 WL 929525

No. C07-01589 MJJ 9th Cir. FL ATS


Aikpitanhi v. 3/31/2008 553 F.Supp.2d 872
Iberia Airlines of
Spain

Case No. 07-CV-


14468 6th Cir. Y ATS
Fisher v. Great 3/27/2008 541 F.Supp.2d 46
Socialist People's
Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya

Civil Action Nos.


04–02055 (HHK),
05–02454(HHK) DC Cir. Y TVPA
Jama v. Esmor 3/17/2008 2008 WL 724337
Correctional
Services, Inc.

No. 97-3093(DRD) 3d Cir. Y ATS


Shaoulian-Tehrani 3/17/2008 2008 WL 708252
v. Khatami

No. 06 Civ.
6868(DC) 2d Cir. R
Leka v. U.S. 3/10/2008 2008 WL 686797

No. 06-cv-1484
(GLS-RFT) 2d Cir. PS ATS
Lizarbe v. Hurtado 3/4/2008 2008 U.S. Dist.
LEXIS 109517
CASE NO. 07-
21783-CIV-
JORDAN 11th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
Bank Julius Baer & 2/29/2008 535 F.Supp.2d 980
Co. Ltd v.
Wikileaks

N
Ben-Rafael v. 2/25/2008 540 F.Supp.2d 39
Islamic Republic
of Iran

N
Lopez v. Wallace 2/25/2008 325 Fed.Appx. 782

No. 07-13680 11th Cir. PS ATS


Vietnam Ass'n for 2/22/2008 517 F.3d 104
Victims of Agent
Orange v. Dow
Chemical Co.

Docket No. 05–


1953–cv 2d Cir. Y ATS
Alperin v. Vatican 2/21/2008 2008 WL 509300
Bank

No. C-99-04941
MMC 9th Cir. R ATS
Belhas v. Ya'alon 2/15/2008 515 F.3d 1279

No. 07–7009 DC Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Mohamed v. 2/13/2008 539 F.Supp.2d
Jeppesen 1128
Dataplan, Inc.

No. C07–02798 JW 9th Cir. R ATS


Puentes-Rosabal v. 2/1/2008 2008 WL 323232
Fine Civil Action No.
07–cv–02442–BNB 10th Cir. PS ATS
Torrez v. 1/22/2008 2008 WL 191983
Correctional Corp.
of America

No. CV 07–1551–
PHX–SMM (JRI) 9th Cir. PS ATS
Abiola v. 1/15/2008 2008 U.S. Dist.
Abubakar LEXIS 2937

02 C 6093 7th Cir. Y ATS, TVPA


Rasul v. Myers 1/11/2008 512 F.3d 644

Nos. 06–5209, 06–


5222 DC Cir. R
Simpson v. 1/10/2008 529 F.Supp.2d 80
Socialist People's
Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya

Civil Action No.


00–1722 RMU DC Cir. PS/Y ATS, TVPA
Estate of Bayani v. 12/28/2007 530 F.Supp.2d 40, D.C. Cir. N
Islamic Republic 40+, D.D.C.
of Iran
Deirmenjian v. 12/14/2007 526 F.Supp.2d 9th Cir. N
Deutsche Bank, 1068, 1088,
A.G. C.D.Cal.
Carrizosa v. 11/14/2007 2007 WL 3458987, No. 07-60821-CIV 11th Cir. R ATS
Chiquita Brands *1, S.D.Fla.
Intern., Inc.

Jama v. Esmor 11/13/2007 3d Cir. R ATS


Correctional
Services Inc.
Jackson v. Astrue 11/09/2007 506 F.3d 1349, No. 07-60821-CIV 11th Cir. N
1354+, 11th Cir.
(Ala.)
Gardner v. Meggs 10/30/2007 2007 WL 3231734, No. 4:07-cv-00321- 11th Cir. PS ATS
*1+, N.D.Fla. MP-AK
Torrez v. 10/16/2007 2007 WL 3046153, No. CV 07–1551– 9th Cir. PS ATS/TVPA
Correctional Corp. *1+, D.Ariz. PHX–SMM (JRI)
of America

Villeda Aldana v. 10/16/2007 2007 WL 3054986, No. 01-3399-CIV 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Fresh Del Monte *5, S.D.Fla.
Produce, Inc.
Khulumani v. 10/12/2007 504 F.3d 254, 256+, Docket Nos. 05– 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Barclay Nat. Bank 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 2141–cv, 05–2326–
Ltd. cv
Nabulsi v. H.H. 10/09/2007 2007 WL 2964817, Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R TVPA
Sheikh Issa Bin *1+, S.D.Tex. H-06-2683
Zayed Al Nahyan
Nikbin v. Islamic 09/28/2007 517 F.Supp.2d 416, D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 416+, D.D.C.

Ruiz v. Federal 09/28/2007 2007 WL 2978332, No. EP-07-CV-079- 5th Cir. PS ATS
Government of *2+, W.D.Tex. PRM
Mexican Republic
Czetwertynski v. 09/26/2007 514 F.Supp.2d 592, No. 06 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS
U.S. 592+, S.D.N.Y. 4331(CM)

Welch v. Islamic 09/20/2007 2007 WL 7688043, No. 05–36210 D.C. Cir. N


Republic of Iran *8+, D.D.C.
Corrie v. 09/17/2007 503 F.3d 974, 979+, No. 05–36210 9th Cir. Y ATS
Caterpillar, Inc. 9th Cir.(Wash.)

Fayoade v. Cline 09/11/2007 2007 WL 2740644, No. 06 C 4818. 7th Cir. PS ATS
*2, N.D.Ill.

Kalasho v. 09/07/2007 2007 WL 2683553, 6th Cir. N


Republic of Iraq *7, E.D.Mich.
Gross v. The 08/15/2007 499 F.Supp.2d 606, 3d Cir. N
German 621, D.N.J.
Foundation
Industrial
Initiative
Bowoto v. 08/14/2007 2007 WL 2349341, No. C 99-02506 SI 9th Cir. R ATS
Chevron Corp. *1+, N.D.Cal.
Chen v. China 08/09/2007 2007 WL 2298360, No. 06 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
Central Television *1+, S.D.N.Y. 414(PAC)
Mwani v. Bin 08/05/2007 244 F.R.D. 20, 21+, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS
Ladin D.D.C. 99–125(CKK)
Oveissi v. Islamic 08/03/2007 498 F.Supp.2d 268, D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 269+, D.D.C.

Yousuf v. 08/01/2007 2007 WL 2220579, No. 1:04cv1360 4th Cir. R ATS/TVPA


Samantar *1+, E.D.Va.

Mother Doe I v. Al 07/30/2007 632 F.Supp.2d Case No. 06– 11th Cir. R ATS
Maktoum 1130, 1131+, 22253–CIV
S.D.Fla.
Rux v. Republic of 07/25/2007 495 F.Supp.2d 541, 4th Cir. N
Sudan 555+, E.D.Va.
Ganguly v. Swiss 07/20/2007 229 Fed.Appx. 51, 2d Cir. N
American 52, 2nd Cir.(N.Y.)
Securities, Inc.

Nabulsi v. H.H. 07/19/2007 2007 WL 2126542, Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R TVPA
Sheikh Issa Bin *2+, S.D.Tex. H-06-2683
Zayed Al Nahyan
Barboza v. 07/17/2007 2007 WL 8025825, No. 06–61527–CIV. 11th Cir. Y ATS
Drummond Co., *9, S.D.Fla.
Inc.

Sisso v. Islamic 07/05/2007 2007 WL 2007582, D.C. Cir. N


Republic of Iran *7, D.D.C.
John Roe I v. 06/26/2007 492 F.Supp.2d 988, No. 1:06–cv–0627– 7th Cir. R ATS
Bridgestone Corp. 990+, S.D.Ind. DFH–JMS
Rzayeva v. U.S. 05/31/2007 492 F.Supp.2d 60, No. 3:06–cv–882 2d Cir. PS ATS
63+, D.Conn. (PCD)

Arias v. Dyncorp 05/21/2007 517 F.Supp.2d 221, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS/TVPA
221+, D.D.C. 01–1908 (RWR)
Cisneros v. 05/21/2007 485 F.3d 1226, No. 06–8029 10th Cir. Y ATS
Aragon 1227+, 10th Cir.
(Wyo.)
Ruiz v. Martinez 05/17/2007 2007 WL 1857185, No. EP-07-CV-078- 5th Cir. PS ATS/TVPA
*2+, W.D.Tex. PRM

Do Rosario Veiga 05/07/2007 486 F.Supp.2d 297, No. 07–CIV– 2d Cir. R ATS
v. World 301, S.D.N.Y. 3182VM
Meteorological
Organisation
Matar v. Dichter 05/02/2007 500 F.Supp.2d 284, No. 05 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
284+, S.D.N.Y. Civ.10270(WHP)

Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 04/12/2007 487 F.3d 1193, Nos. 02–56256, 02– 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC 1194+, 9th Cir. 56390
(Cal.)
Hereros ex rel. 04/10/2007 232 Fed.Appx. 90, No. 06-1684 3d Cir. Y ATS
Riruako v. 93+, 3rd Cir.(N.J.)
Deutsche Afrika-
Linien Gmblt &
Co.
Bansal v. Russ 04/05/2007 513 F.Supp.2d 264, Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS ATS
266+, E.D.Pa. 06-4264
Jane Doe I v. Wal- 03/30/2007 2007 WL 5975664, No. CV 05-7307 9th Cir. PS ATS
Mart Stores, Inc. *7+, C.D.Cal. AG (MANx)
De Los Santos 03/30/2007 2007 WL 981605, Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS ATS
Mora v. Brady *1, D.Del. 06–46–JJF

Beets v. Hickman 03/28/2007 2007 WL 963161, No. 5:06-cv-192 11th Cir. R ATS
*2, M.D.Ga. (CAR)
In re Iraq and 03/27/2007 479 F.Supp.2d 85, Nos. 06–0145 D.C. Cir. R ATS
Afghanistan 86+, D.D.C. (TFH), CIV. 05–
Detainees 1377(TFH) to CIV.
Litigation
Beaty v. Republic 03/20/2007 480 F.Supp.2d 60, 05–1380(TFH) D.C. Cir. N
of Iraq 82, D.D.C.

Jogi v. Voges 03/12/2007 480 F.3d 822, 822+, No. 01–1657 7th Cir. Y ATS
7th Cir.(Ill.)
Aquilar- 03/05/2007 478 F.3d 1223, No. 06–3334 10th Cir. PS ATS
Avellaveda v. 1224+, 10th Cir.
Terrell (Kan.)

El-Masri v. U.S. 03/02/2007 479 F.3d 296, 296+, No. 06–1667 4th Cir. Y ATS
4th Cir.(Va.)
Casas v. Booker 02/26/2007 2007 WL 647563, Civil Action No. 6th Cir. PS ATS
*2, E.D.Ky. 05–CV–055–JBC
Jean v. Dorelien 02/23/2007 11th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
Fagge v. Carbone 02/23/2007 2007 WL 608976, Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS ATS
*1+, D.N.J. 05-3111 (MLC)
Keszthelyi v. 02/23/2007 2007 WL 626221, No. 1:06-CV-187 6th Cir. PS ATS
Bowman *1+, E.D.Tenn.

Litlejohn v. 02/21/2007 2007 WL 601645, C/A No. 7:07-255- 4th Cir. PS ATS
International *4, D.S.C. RBH
Court of Justice
Taveras v. Taveraz 02/16/2007 477 F.3d 767, 767+, No. 06–3040 6th Cir. Y ATS
6th Cir.(Ohio)

Bauman v. 02/12/2007 2007 WL 486389, No. C-04-00194 9th Cir. R ATS


Daimlerchrysler *1, N.D.Cal. RMW
AG

Hurst v. Socialist 02/01/2007 474 F.Supp.2d 19, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
People's Libyan 20+, D.D.C. 02-02147(HHK)
Arab Jamahiriya
Provencio-Barraza 01/31/2007 2007 WL 315362, No. CIV-06-1225-T 10th Cir. PS ATS
v. U.S. Marshals *4, W.D.Okla.
Service
Nikbin v. Islamic 01/11/2007 471 F.Supp.2d 53, D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 54+, D.D.C.
Saperstein v. 12/22/2006 2006 WL 3804718, No. 1:04-cv-20225- 11th Cir. Y ATS
Palestinian *1+, S.D.Fla. PAS
Authority
In re Terrorist 12/14/2006 464 F.Supp.2d 335, No. 03 MDL 2d Cir. R ATS
Atacks on 335+, S.D.N.Y. 1570(RCC)
September 11, 2001

Belhas v. Ya'Alon 12/14/2006 466 F.Supp.2d 127, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS/TVPA
128+, D.D.C. 05–2167 (PLF)
De Los Santos v. 11/13/2006 205 Fed.Appx. 182, No. 06-6625 4th Cir. PS ATS
Bradenham 182, 4th Cir.(Va.)
Gandara v. 11/09/2006 2006 WL 3289721, No. Civ.A. CV206- 6th Cir. R ATS
Bennet *1+, S.D.Ga. 201.
Turedi v. Coca 11/02/2006 460 F.Supp.2d 507, No. 05 Civ. 9635 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Cola Co. 508+, S.D.N.Y.
Ritchie v. Black 10/19/2006 2006 WL 2975933, No. 325701(LJL) 1st Cir. PS
*2, Mass.Land Ct.
In re Sinaltrainal 09/29/2006 474 F.Supp.2d No. 01-3208CIV 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Litigation 1273, 1273+,
S.D.Fla.
Kiobel v. Royal 09/29/2006 456 F.Supp.2d 457, No. 2d Cir. R ATS
Dutch Petroleum 457+, S.D.N.Y. 02CIV7618KMWH
Co. BP
Mwani v. Bin 09/28/2006 2006 WL 3422208, No. CIV A 99-125 D.C. Cir. R ATS
Ladin *2+, D.D.C. CKK
Javier H. v. Garcia- 09/20/2006 239 F.R.D. 342, No. 02–CV– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Botello 342+, W.D.N.Y. 0523S(Sr).
Presbyterian 09/12/2006 453 F.Supp.2d 633, No. 01 Civ.9882 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan 634+, S.D.N.Y. DLC
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.

Malviya v. City of 08/31/2006 2006 WL 2529511, No. C-05-05427 9th Cir. PS


San Jose *2, N.D.Cal. RMW
Sisso v. Islamic 08/23/2006 448 F.Supp.2d 76, D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 85, D.D.C.
Bowoto v. 08/22/2006 2006 WL 2455752, No. C 99-02506 SI 9th Cir. R ATS
Chevron Corp. *1+, N.D.Cal.
Bowoto v. 08/22/2006 2006 WL 2455761, No. C 99-02506 SI 9th Cir. R ATS
Chevron Corp. *11, N.D.Cal.
Bowoto v. 08/22/2006 2006 WL 2604591, No. C 99-02506 SI 9th Cir. R ATS
Chevron Corp. *1+, N.D.Cal.

De Los Santos v. 08/22/2006 2006 WL 5616324, No. 1:06cv367- 4th Cir. R ATS
Police Dept. of *1, E.D.Va. (LMB/BRP)
Newport News, Va
Chavez v. 08/15/2006 2006 WL 2434934, No. 03-2932 M1/P 6th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Carranza *1+, W.D.Tenn.
De Los Santos- 08/15/2006 194 Fed.Appx. 100, No. 1:06cv367- 4th Cir. R ATS
Mora v. 101, 4th Cir.(Va.) (LMB/BRP)
Bradenham
Sarei v. Rio Tinto, 08/07/2006 456 F.3d 1069, Nos. 02–56256, 02– 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC. 1073+, 9th Cir. 56390
(Cal.)
Harbury v. 08/01/2006 444 F.Supp.2d 19, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS
Hayden 21+, D.D.C. 96–438(CKK)

Gutch v. Federal 07/27/2006 444 F.Supp.2d 1, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Republic of 2+, D.D.C. 05–2338 (RMU)
Germany
Aquilar- 07/27/2006 2006 WL 2092466, No. 06–3201–SAC 10th Cir. PS ATS
Avellaveda v. *1, D.Kan.
Terrell

Fagan v. Deutsche 07/11/2006 438 F.Supp.2d 376, No. 05 CIV. 2d Cir. Y ATS
Bundesbank 381, S.D.N.Y. 10114(CSH)

Abur v. Republic 07/10/2006 437 F.Supp.2d 166, D.C. Cir. N


of Sudan 166+, D.D.C.
Stuts v. De 06/30/2006 2006 WL 1867060, 2d Cir. N
Dietrich Group *9, E.D.N.Y.
Saleh v. Titan 06/29/2006 436 F.Supp.2d 55, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Corp. 55+, D.D.C. 05–1165 (JR)

Abiola v. 06/27/2006 435 F.Supp.2d 830, No. 02 C 6093 7th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Abubakar 831+, N.D.Ill.
Keating-Traynor 06/16/2006 2006 WL 1699561, No. C 05-04475 9th Cir. PS ATS
v. Westside Crisis *6, N.D.Cal. CRB
Center
Turkmen v. 06/14/2006 2006 WL 1662663, No. 02 CV 2d Cir. Y ATS
Ashcroft *2+, E.D.N.Y. 2307(JG)

Gonzalez-Vera v. 06/09/2006 449 F.3d 1260, No. 05–5017 D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Kissinger 1260+, D.C.Cir.
Estate of Heiser v. 06/06/2006 2006 WL 1530243, D.C. Cir. N
Islamic Republic *2, D.D.C.
of Iran

Jones v. Pilgrim 05/24/2006 2006 WL 1452700, No. CIVA 06- 9th Cir. PS ATS
*1+, S.D.Ala. 00057-KD-B
Brock v. Taylor 05/16/2006 2006 WL 1361118, Civil No. 06-5039 8th Cir. PS
*4+, W.D.Ark.
United Civil 05/15/2006 2006 WL 1319804, No. 06-1056 7th Cir. PS
Liberty Union ex *2+, C.D.Ill.
rel. Cohee v. U.S.
El-Masri v. Tenet 05/12/2006 437 F.Supp.2d 530, No. 1:05cv1417 4th Cir. R ATS
535, E.D.Va.
Pugh v. Socialist 05/11/2006 2006 WL 2384915, No. Civ.A.02- D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
People's Libyan *1+, D.D.C. 02026 HHK
Arab Jamahiriya

In re House of 04/25/2006 353 B.R. 867, 871, 5th Cir. N


Mercy, Inc. Bkrtcy.W.D.La.
Bancoult v. 04/21/2006 445 F.3d 427, 431, No. 05–5049 D.C. Cir. Y ATS
McNamara D.C.Cir.

Herero People's 04/05/2006 2006 WL 903197, No. 03 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS


Reparations Corp. *2, S.D.N.Y. 0991(RLC)
v. Deutsche Bank
AG

Reyes v. Grijalba 3/31/2006 Case No. 02–22046 1:02-cv- 11th Cir. Y ATS
(S.D.Fla. 2006) 22046(S.D.Fla.
2006)

Estate of Klieman 03/30/2006 424 F.Supp.2d 153, D.C. Cir. N


v. Palestinian 161+, D.D.C.
Authority
Frazer v. Chicago 03/27/2006 2006 WL 801208, No. Civ.A. H-05- 5th Cir. Y ATS
Bridge and Iron *1+, S.D.Tex. 3109
Arar v. Ashcroft 02/16/2006 414 F.Supp.2d 250, No. CV–04–0249 2d Cir. R TVPA
250+, E.D.N.Y. DGT VVP

Brooks-McCollum 02/10/2006 166 Fed.Appx. 618 No. 05–1264 3d Cir. N


ex rel.Emerald
Ridge Serv.
Corp.v. Emerald
Ridge Serv. Corp.
Bd. of Dirs.
Rasul v. Rumsfeld 02/06/2006 414 F.Supp.2d 26, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS
31+, D.D.C. 04-1864 (RMU)

Reyes-Sanchez v. 02/02/2006 2006 WL 272758, No. 04-C-1021 7th Cir. PS


Kingston *6, E.D.Wis.
Owens v. Republic 01/26/2006 412 F.Supp.2d 99, D.C. Cir. N
of Sudan 105, D.D.C.

The Hereros v. 01/24/2006 2006 WL 182078, No. Civ.A.05- 3d Cir. R ATS


Deutsche Afrika- *2+, D.N.J. 1872(KSH)
Linien GMBLT &
Co.

Arce v. Garcia 01/04/2006 434 F.3d 1254, No. 02–14427 11th Cir. Y ATS
1255+, 11th Cir.
(Fla.)
Oliva v. U.S. Dept. 12/30/2005 433 F.3d 229, 235, 2d Cir. N
of Justice 2nd Cir.

Tsunami Victims 12/21/2005 No.1:2005-cv- No.1:2005-cv- 2d Cir. Y ATS


Grp. v. Accor N. 02599 02599
Am. (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 21,
2005),
ECF No. 14
King v. U.S. 12/21/2005 159 Fed.Appx. 807, No. 04-15596 9th Cir. PS ATS/TVPA
808, 9th Cir.(Cal.)
Rubin v. Islamic 12/15/2005 Dec. 15, 2005 N
Republic of Iran
Jean v. Dorelien 12/01/2005 431 F.3d 776, 776+, No. 04–15666 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
11th Cir.(Fla.)

El-Shifa 11/29/2005 402 F.Supp.2d 267, No. Civ.A. 01– D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Pharmaceutical 267+, D.D.C. 731(RWR)
Industries Co. v.
U.S.
Esquivel v. GAC 11/28/2005 2005 WL 3454114, 5th Cir. N
Express Inc. *1+, W.D.Tex.
Corrie v. 11/22/2005 403 F.Supp.2d No. C05-5192FDB 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Caterpillar, Inc. 1019, 1019+,
W.D.Wash.
Bauman v. 11/22/2005 2005 WL 3157472, No. C-04-00194 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
DaimlerChrysler *1+, N.D.Cal. RMW
AG
Chavez v. 11/18/2005 6th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
Carranza

Adamu v. Pfizer, 11/08/2005 399 F.Supp.2d 495, No. 04 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
Inc. 496+, S.D.N.Y. 1351(WHP)
Abiola v. 11/08/2005 2005 WL 3050607, No. 02 C 6093 7th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Abubakar *1+, N.D.Ill.
Taveras v. Taveras 11/03/2005 397 F.Supp.2d 908, No. 05–CV–0867 6th Cir. R ATS
908+, S.D.Ohio
Holland v. Islamic 10/31/2005 496 F.Supp.2d 1, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
Republic of Iran 2+, D.D.C. 01–1924(CKK)

Al-Joudi v. Bush 10/26/2005 406 F.Supp.2d 13, D.C. Cir. N


21, D.D.C.
Chavez v. 10/26/2005 413 F.Supp.2d 891, No. 03-2932 Ml/P 6th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Carranza 893+, W.D.Tenn.

Chavez v. 10/18/2005 2005 WL 2659186, No. 03-2932 M1/P 6th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Carranza *1+, W.D.Tenn.
Doe v. Exxon 10/14/2005 393 F.Supp.2d 20, No. CIV.A. 01– D.C. Cir. R
Mobil Corp. 20+, D.D.C. 1357(LFO)

Ferguson v. 10/12/2005 2005 WL 3201065, No. Civ.A. 04- D.C. Cir. PS


Christie *1, D.D.C. 2289(CKK)
Jogi v. Voges 09/27/2005 425 F.3d 367, 370+, No. 01-1657 7th Cir. R ATS
7th Cir.(Ill.)
Elmaghraby v. 09/27/2005 2005 WL 2375202, No. 04 CV 01809 2d Cir. Y ATS
Ashcroft *1+, E.D.N.Y. JG SMG
In re Terrorist 09/21/2005 392 F.Supp.2d 539, Nos. 03 MDL 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Atacks on 543+, S.D.N.Y. 1570(RCC), 02 Civ.
September 11, 2001 6977, 03 Civ. 6978,
03 Civ. 9849
Presbyterian 09/20/2005 2005 WL 2278076, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan *1, S.D.N.Y. Civ.9882(DLC)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.
Presbyterian 08/30/2005 2005 WL 2082846, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan *1, S.D.N.Y. Civ.9882(DLC)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.
Presbyterian 08/30/2005 2005 WL 2082847, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan *1, S.D.N.Y. Civ.9882(DLC)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.

Hughes v. State of 08/19/2005 2005 WL 2000674, No. 04-CV-559 6th Cir. PS ATS
Ohio *3, S.D.Ohio
Siswinarti v. 08/16/2005 Complaint, No. No. 2:05-cv- 3d Cir. Y ATS
Jennifer 2:05-cv- 04171-PGS-ES
Shien Ng 04171-PGS-ES,
2005 WL
2511406 (D.N.J.
Aug. 16,
2005)
Ibrahim v. Titan 08/12/2005 391 F.Supp.2d 10, Civ.A. No. 04– D.C. Cir. R ATS
Corp. 10+, D.D.C. 1248(JR)
Abdullahi v. 08/09/2005 2005 WL 1870811, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Pfizer, Inc. *1+, S.D.N.Y. Civ.8118(WHP)
Mwani v. bin 08/05/2005 417 F.3d 1, 2+, No. 04–5266 D.C. Cir. R ATS
Laden D.C.Cir.

Igartua-De La 08/03/2005 417 F.3d 145, 178+, 1st Cir. N


Rosa v. U.S. 1st Cir.(Puerto
Rico)
Aldana v. Del 07/08/2005 416 F.3d 1242, No. 04–10234 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Monte Fresh 1242+, 11th Cir.
Produce, N.A., Inc. (Fla.)

Mujica v. 06/28/2005 381 F.Supp.2d No. 03–2860 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA


Occidental 1164, 1164+, WJR(JWJX)
Petroleum Corp. C.D.Cal.
Mujica v. 06/28/2005 381 F.Supp.2d No. 03–2860 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Occidental 1134, 1135+, WJR(JWJX)
Petroleum Corp. C.D.Cal.

Hwang Geum Joo 06/28/2005 413 F.3d 45, 46+, No. 01-7169 D.C. Cir. Y ATS
v. Japan D.C.Cir.
Presbyterian 06/13/2005 374 F.Supp.2d 331, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan 332+, S.D.N.Y. Civ.9882(DLC)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.
Alperin v. Vatican 06/09/2005 410 F.3d 532, 541, Nos. 03–16166, 03– 9th Cir. R ATS
Bank 9th Cir.(Cal.) 15208

Salazar v. Islamic 05/29/2005 370 F.Supp.2d 105, D.C. Cir. N


Republic of Iran 113+, D.D.C.
Owens v. Republic 05/29/2005 374 F.Supp.2d 1, D.C. Cir. N
of Sudan 11, D.D.C.

Dammarell v. 05/29/2005 2005 WL 756090, No. Civ.A. 01- D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
Islamic Republic *4+, D.D.C. 2224JDB
of Iran
Presbyterian 05/25/2005 226 F.R.D. 456, No. 01 2d Cir. R ATS
Church of Sudan 457+, S.D.N.Y. Civ.9882(DLC)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.

Collet v. Socialist 05/24/2005 362 F.Supp.2d 230, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
Peoples' Libyan 233+, D.D.C. 01-2103 (RMU)
Arab Jamahiriya
Enahoro v. 05/23/2005 408 F.3d 877, 878+, No. 03–3089 7th Cir. R ATS
Abubakar 7th Cir.(Ill.)
Makro Capital of 05/18/2005 372 F.Supp.2d 623, 11th Cir. N
America, Inc. v. 626, S.D.Fla.
UBS AG

In re Chevron Fire 05/06/2005 2005 WL 1077516, N


Cases *4+, Cal.App. 1
Dist.
Doe v.
Unocal 4/13/2005 00-CV-57197 Y ATS
Cabello v. 03/14/2005 402 F.3d 1148, No. 04–10030 11th Cir. R ATS
Fernandez-Larios 1149+, 11th Cir.
(Fla.)
In re Agent 03/10/2005 373 F.Supp.2d 7, Nos. MDL 381, 04– 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Orange Product 11+, E.D.N.Y. CV–400
Liability Litigation

Simpson v. 03/07/2005 362 F.Supp.2d 168, No. CIV.A. 00– D.C. Cir. PS ATS
Socialist People's 170+, D.D.C. 1722(RMU)
Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya
Wyat v. Syrian 03/03/2005 362 F.Supp.2d 103, D.C. Cir. N
Arab Republic 111, D.D.C.

Doe v. Xudong 02/15/2005 123 Fed.Appx. 727, No. 04–3151 7th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
728+, 7th Cir.(Ill.)

Martinez-Aguero 02/02/2005 2005 WL 388589, 6th Cir. N


v. Gonzalez *16, W.D.Tex.
In re Guantanamo 01/31/2005 355 F.Supp.2d 443, Nos. CIV.A. 02– D.C. Cir. R ATS
Detainee Cases 444+, D.D.C. CV–0299CKK,
CIV.A. 02–CV–
0828CKK, CIV.A.
02–CV–1130CKK,
CIV.A. 04–CV–
1135ESH, CIV.A.
04–CV–1136JDB,
CIV.A. 04–CV–
1137RMV, CIV.A.
04–CV–1144RWR,
CIV.A. 04–CV–
1164RBW, CIV.A.
04–CV–1194HHK,
CIV.A. 04–CV–
1227RWB, CIV.A.
04–CV–1254HHK
Auguste v. Ridge 01/20/2005 395 F.3d 123, 134, 3d Cir. N
3rd Cir.(N.J.)
Khalid v. Bush 01/19/2005 355 F.Supp.2d 311, Nos. CIV.1:04- D.C. Cir. R ATS
313+, D.D.C. 1142(RJL),
CIV.1:04-1166(RJL)

In re Terrorist 01/18/2005 349 F.Supp.2d 765, Nos. 03 MDL 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA


Atacks on 775+, S.D.N.Y. 1570(RCC), 02
September 11, 2001 CIV. 1616, 02 CIV.
6977, 02 CIV. 7300,
03 CIV. 5071, 03
CIV. 5738, 03 CIV.
6978, 03 CIV. 7036,
03 CIV. 8591.
Daventree Ltd. v. 12/28/2004 349 F.Supp.2d 736, No. 02 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS
Republic of 742, S.D.N.Y. 6356(SHS)
Azerbaijan
U.S. v. Joseph E. 12/23/2004 2004 WL 3204323, 10th Cir. N
Wolf *1, W.D.Okla.
Bancoult v. 12/21/2004 370 F.Supp.2d 1, Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. R ATS
McNamara 2+, D.D.C. 01–2629 (RMU)
Doe v. Qi 12/08/2004 349 F.Supp.2d Nos. C 02–0672 9th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
1258, 1259+, CW, C 02–0695
N.D.Cal. CW
In re South African 11/29/2004 346 F.Supp.2d 538, MDL No. 2d Cir. R ATS
Apartheid 539+, S.D.N.Y. 1499(JES), 02 Civ.
Litigation 4712(JES), 02 Civ.
6218(JES), 02 Civ.
10062(JES), 03 Civ.
1023(JES), 03 Civ.
1024(JES), 03 Civ.
1025(JES), 03 Civ.
1026(JES), 03 Civ.
4524(JES)
Doe v. Saravia 11/24/2004 348 F.Supp.2d No. CIV–F–03– 9th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
1112, 1113+, 6249
E.D.Cal.

Jama v. U.S.I.N.S. 11/10/2004 343 F.Supp.2d 338, Civil Nos. 97– 3d Cir. R ATS
339+, D.N.J. 3093(DRD), 98–
1282(DRD)
Arndt v. UBS AG 11/01/2004 342 F.Supp.2d 132, No. 04–CV–751 2d Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
133+, E.D.N.Y.
Doe I v. Liu Qi 10/28/2004 349 F.Supp.2d No. C-02-0672 CW 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
1258, 1259+, (EMC), No. C-02-
N.D.Cal. 0695 CW (EMC),
(Docket No. 18,
19), (Docket No.
18)
Tachiona v. U.S. 10/06/2004 386 F.3d 205, 206+, No. CIV.A. 02– 2d Cir. Y ATS
2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 828(CKK)
Chavez v. 09/30/2004 407 F.Supp.2d 925, No. 03–6033(L), 6th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Carranza 925+, W.D.Tenn. 03–6043(XAP)
Jean v. Dorelien 09/28/2004 2004 WL 5565023, No. 03–2932 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
*1, S.D.Fla.
Mohammad v. Bin 09/21/2004 114 Fed.Appx. 417, No. 03–20161–CIV 2d Cir. R ATS
Tarraf 417+, 2nd Cir.
(N.Y.)

Gonzalez-Vera v. 09/17/2004 2004 WL 5584378, No. 02–7627 D.C. Cir. R ATS/TVPA


Kissinger *1+, D.D.C.
Weiss v. American 09/14/2004 335 F.Supp.2d 469, Civil Action No. 2d Cir. Y ATS
Jewish Commitee 469+, S.D.N.Y. 02-02240 (HHK)
Jama v. U.S. I.N.S. 09/09/2004 334 F.Supp.2d 662, No. 03 Civ. 3d Cir. R ATS
667+, D.N.J. 5727(JES)

Ye v. Zemin 09/08/2004 383 F.3d 620, 622, Civ. Nos. 97– 7th Cir. Y ATS
7th Cir.(Ill.) 3093(DRD), 98–
1282(DRD)
Dodge v. Islamic 08/25/2004 2004 WL 5353873, No. 03-3989 D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
Republic of Iran *4+, D.D.C.

Comollari v. 08/10/2004 378 F.3d 694, 694+, Civil Action No. 7th Cir. N
Ashcroft 7th Cir. 03–252 (TPJ)
Ungaro-Benages v. 08/03/2004 379 F.3d 1227, 11th Cir. N
Dresdner Bank AG 1232, 11th Cir.
(Fla.)

Kilburn v. Socialist 07/30/2004 376 F.3d 1123, D.C. Cir. N


People's Libyan 1133, D.C.Cir.
Arab Jamahiriya

Sosa v. Alvarez- 06/29/2004 124 S.Ct. 2739, Nos. 03–339, 03– SC Y ATS
Machain 2741+, U.S. 485
Marcos
Defendant Disposition Grounds Facts
of
Dismissal
INC SET Plaintiffs allege that Defendants Yahoo!, Inc. (Yahoo!) and Yahoo! Hong
Kong, Ltd. (YHK) willfully provided Chinese officials with access to
private email records, copies of email messages, and other information
about Plaintiffs and the nature and content of their electronic
communications. As a result of Defendants' turning over this
information, officials in the Chinese government allegedly subjected
Plaintiffs to torture, cruel and inhumane treatment, arbitrary arrest and
prolonged detention for exercising their right to freedom of speech.
Plaintiffs accuse Defendants of knowingly and willfully aiding and
abeting [3] the commission of torture and other major violations of
international human rights law, thereby causing Plaintiffs severe
physical and mental suffering.

ORG MTD/WP PAE According to the complaint, after concerned residents of Ogoniland
began protesting the environmental effects of SPDC's practices,
respondents enlisted the Nigerian Government to violently suppress the
burgeoning demonstrations. Throughout the early 1990's, the complaint
alleges, Nigerian military and police forces atacked Ogoni villages,
beating, raping, killing, and arresting residents and destroying or
looting property. Petitioners further allege that respondents aided and
abeted these atrocities by, among other things, providing the *1663
Nigerian forces with food, transportation, and compensation, as well as
by allowing the Nigerian military to use respondents' property as a
staging ground for atacks.Plaintiffs sued corporations directly under
ATS for aiding and abeting the Nigerian government in commiting
human rights violations in Nigeria
INC MTD/WP SI Plaintiffs, families and estates of the victims of 9/11 terrorist atacks,
individuals injured by the atacks, and various commercial entities that
incurred damages and losses as a result of the atacks, filed suit against
purported charities and entities for allegedly having provided support
and resources to Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda

IND, INC MTD/WP PJ Plaintiffs, families and estates of the victims of 9/11 terrorist atacks,
individuals injured by the atacks, and various commercial entities that
incurred damages and losses as a result of the atacks, filed suit against
defendants for allegedly having provided support and resources to
Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda. This opinion addresses those claims
dismissed by the lower court for lack of personal jurisdiction against 37
defendants

IND, INC MTD/P LON, NNP Plaintiffs, families and estates of the victims of 9/11 terrorist atacks,
individuals injured by the atacks, and various commercial entities that
incurred damages and losses as a result of the atacks, filed suit against
purported charities, financial institutions, and other individuals for
allegedly having provided support and resources to Osama Bin Laden
and al Qaeda
STA
IND MTD/P LON Plaintiffs filed suit for sexual abuse they suffered while participating in a
residential school for poor children in Haiti.Defendants included the
founder of the school as well as a nonprofit organization that operated
the school as well as other individuals and entities allegedly involved,
either directly or indirectly, in the sexual abuse. Count four alleges that
two individuals at the school aided and abeted the founder in
commiting a violation of the law of nations making them liable to the
plaintiffs under ATS

IND MTD/P HOS Relatives of alleged victims of extrajudicial killings in Sri Lanka brought
action against the president of Sri Lanka under TVPA. Plaintiffs' claims
were brought under TVPA for extrajudicial killings

INC MTD/WP PJ The former Ukranian prime minister and 50 individuals brought suit
against defendants , a group of American and foreign individuals and
corporations, claiming that defendants had violated the ATS, RICO, 18
U.S.C. sections 1961-1968, and various state laws. Plaintiffs sought
damages and a declaration that the Ukranian practice of detaining
plaintiffs for prolonged periods violated international law

IND, INC MTD/WP LON Former Ukranian prime minister brings action on behalf of herself and
other government officials for arbitrary detention and political
persection, allegedly in violation of their human rights
OFF MTD/WP NL; LON Plaintiff alleged that he was tortured in Malawi for eight years and that
government officlas contributed to the death of his wife

ORG MTD/D Plaintiffs, whalers, brought action against Washington-based


conservation organization that had engaged in confrontations with
whalers in the Southern Ocean, under ATS and Washington law.
Plaintiffs alleged that defendants violated their right to free navigation at
sea and piracy.
STA, ORG MTD/P IPC, SI, S Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendants Communist Party of
China, People's Republic of China, Li Peng, Jiang Zemin, and Hu
Jintao.laintiff's complaint alleges that defendants have persecuted
citizens, including plaintiff, for their exercise of free speech rights.
Among the relief sought by plaintiff are declaratory judgments that the
“crackdown” on Tiananmen Square was against international law, the
defendant Li Peng is responsible for the death of hundreds, that policies
of China and the Communist Party towards overseas dissidents
constitute persecution under international law and that the kidnaping
and jailing of certain named persons is illegal.

OFF MSJ FL Plaintiff, a NY prison inmate, brought action against the Commissioner
of the NY Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and
several other employees, alleging the deprivation of his civil rights.

OFF MTD/P IPC, Plaintiffs, 8 femaile ICE detainees, claimed that they were sexually
AGENCY assaulted by an officer escorting them from their transport to the bus
station or airport.
OFF MTD/P FTEAR, SI Plaintiffs, former detainees held at Guatanamo Bay, brought action
against US military personnel, alleging claims under ATS, the First and
Fifth Amendments, Section 1985, and RFRA. 4 plaintiffs (Mr.
Celikgogus, Mr. Sen, Mr. Mert, and Mr. Al Laithi) were initially held at
Camp X–Ray, where they allege that they were subjected to harsh
conditions including sleep deprivation, exposure to extreme heat and
cold, being forced to defecate in public, being prohibited from practicing
their religion, and other abuse. Celikgogus, 2d Am. Compl. ¶ 46; Al
Laithi, Compl. ¶¶ 50–54. Camp X–Ray was replaced by Camp Delta in
April 2002, where all six plaintiffs were held. Celikgogus, 2d Am.
Compl. ¶ 47; Al Laithi, Compl. ¶ 55. All plaintiffs allege that they were
subjected to harsh conditions including sleep deprivation, arbitrary
discipline, forced nudity, and a variety of physical, psychological, and
cultural abuse. Celikgogus, 2d Am. Compl. ¶¶ 47–51; Al Laithi, Compl.
¶¶ 56–66.

OFF MTD/WP SI Plaintiffs, victims or heirs to victims of non-consensual human medical


experimentation program that the US conducted in Guatemala, brought
action against various government officials and current director of
international public health organization.

STA MTD/P HOS Plaintiff brought action against Republic of Camroon for torture by a
public official, false imprisonment, and breach of contract
INC Plainitffs, victims and families of victims of terrorist atacks commited
in Israel. Plaintiffs sought monetary damages from Arab Bank alleging
that the bank provided financial services and support to terrorists
during this period

STA MTD/WP SOL Plaintiff alleged that he was arrested by the Malawi government because
he was believed to be a rebel planning to overthrow the govnerment. He
was taken to various detention camps and detained and tortured for 8
years
OFF MSJ/P LON Plaintiff alleged that he was falsely accused of the theft of a cell phone
and then put into solitary confinement after he was deprived of his due
process rights when requested surveillance tapes were not produced

STA MTD/P AOS, LON Plaintiffs, a Virginia corporation and its Belgian subsidiary brought
action against eh Kingdom of Belgium and individuals acting pursuant
to the kingdom's judicial functions, alleging breach of contract, unlawful
taking, conspiracy, and discrimination
INC Plaintiffs, fishermen in China, brought suit against defendants for the
adverse affects of defendant oil companies' spills in the area where the
plaintiffs fish.

INC, IND, OFF MTD/P LON Plaintiff presented a disjointed complaint alleging that his due process
and equal protection rights were violated and that the prison authorities
retaliated against him for exercising his rights under the constitution. He
further claimed that the defendants engaged in a violation of the law of
nations or a treaty of the U.S.

STA Plaintiffs, administrator of estate and family members of decedent killed


in a bombing of a passenger bus in Israel, brought action against Iran
and Iranian Ministry of Information and Security
IND MTD/D Plaintiffs, victims of torture and arbitrary detention, brought action
against Cuban citizen for conspiracy in violation of ATS and TVPA
INC, OFF, IND MTD/P LON Plaintiffs sought monetary damages, punitive damages, and declaratory
judgment that the policies and practices concerning the housing and
treatment of transgendered detainees in the center are inadequate, and
unlawfully and unreasonably expose detainees to harm

STA SI, S, LON Plaintiff alleged that defendants persecuted citizens of China for their
exercise of free speech rights
INC Israeli residents injured or whose family members were killed in
terrorist rocket atacks brought action against Lebanese bank for
faciliating terrorist organization's acts

STA MTD/WP NPRA Plaintiff, a federal detainee, filed pro se complaint against defendant
under ATS for violations of Article 36 of Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations

OFF MTD/P IPC Plaintiff, a federal inmate, filed a civil rights action alleging violations of
his First, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights with respect to denial of
grievance appeals and interference with his legal mail
STA MTD/P SI Plaintiff, a resident of Trinidad and Tobago, sought to challenge the
basis fo his deportation under INA and ATS

STA MTD/P SI Plaintiff filed suit against Germany in connection to the use of her
parents' house from WWII until 1996 when she finally was able to gain
ownership of the property

IND, INC MTD/WP LON Plaintiff is a federal prisoner who suffered a seizure and filed suit
against defendants, alleging that they were negligent in responding to
his emergency

INC MTD/P LON Plaintiffs alleged an extrajudicial killing claim that was not the result of
state action against defendant
STA MTD/P PJ American citizen arrested by Chilean government sued Republic of
Chile and various Chilean government officials for alleged abuse by
Chilean criminal courts, and sued airlines for alleged damage to
containers of fruit during transport.

IND GDJ Natives of Somalia brought action , seeking to impose liability against
and recover damages from former high-ranking government official for
alleged acts of torture and human rights violations commited against
them by government agents.
IND GDJ Plaintiffs' complaint alleges that Villanueva and Fernandez fraudulently
recruited Plaintiffs from the Philippines and the United States to work
for Defendants in country clubs and hotels in Florida and New York.
While working for Defendants, Plaintiffs allege they were forced to live
in severely overcrowded housing, work overtime hours without
compensation, accept exorbitant monthly deductions from their
paychecks for food, housing, and transportation—all which was
promised to be provided free of charge, and they were pressured to
comply with Defendants' demands through threats of arrest,
imprisonment, deportation, loss of work, and black-listing. As a result,
Plaintiffs allege they lived in constant fear of Defendants and believed
they had no choice other than to obey their orders and continue
working.

INC MTD/P FNC Aliens brought action against their former employer based on events in
Guatemala during labor dispute. The case was dismissed on FNC
grounds and plaintiffs subsequently filed suit in Guatemala. The
Guatemalan court dismissed the case and plaintiffs moved to reinstate
the case in federal court

OFF MTD/P HOS Widows of former Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, who were killed
during their presidencies when surface-to-air missiles brought down
aircraft carrying them over Rwandan capitol, brought action against
current President of Rwanda.

INC, IND MTD/P IPC Survivors who had been injured, and relatives of those who had been
killed in suicide bombings in Israel brought actions against companies
and individuals involved in oil and gas business, alleging that
defendants purchased oil from Iraq and made payments that violated
United Nations “Oil for Food” program
INC, IND DDJ, PMTD NI Human rights advocacy group and individuals brought action against
Indian politician and political party for unlawful atacks in India that
resulted in injury, death and destruction of homes, businesses and
temples.
INC, IND MSJ/P, MTD/P ER Plaintiffs brought suit for the murder of their parents, who were
murdered in Colombia by paramilitaries acting as agents of, or aided
and abeted by defendants

OFF, AGE MTD/P LON The plaintiffs raise various claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act,
allegations of discrimination and retaliation, Eighth Amendment claims
of failure to protect, violations of conditions of confinement, including
deprivation of nutritious food, exposure to second-hand smoke,
excessive force, and violations of due process in disciplinary hearings.
OFF MTD/P HOS Plaintiff Vathsala Devi brings this action against President Mahinda
Rajapaksa, the siting president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of
Sri Lanka, for the execution of her husband by Sri Lankan armed forces

OFF BTP Plaintiffs allege that defendant is liable for extrajudicial killing;
atempted extrajudicial killing; torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading
treatment or punishment; arbitrary detention; crimes against humanity;
and war crimes commited during his tenure as First Vice President and
Minister of Defense of Somalia's central government from January 1980
to December 1986 and as Prime Minister from January 1987 to
September 1990.
INC MTD/D Holocaust survivors and heirs of other Holocaust victims filed suit
against several banks, alleging that banks participated in scheme to
expropriate property from Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

ORG, INC MTD/P PJ, NA, Plaintiff brought action against non-profit organization and oil
LON, NNP companies, that allegedly provided monetary support to Israel
INC MTD/P PJ Hungarian Jews who were victims of Holocaust, and their next of kin,
brought action against privately owned Hungarian banks arising from
purported wealth expropriation scheme involving withholding of assets
and funds from plaintiffs

INC Hungarian Jews who were victims of Holocaust, and their next of kin,
brought action against international banking institutions arising from
purported wealth expropriation scheme involving withholding of assets
and funds from plaintiffs.
INC MTD/WP FTP Plaintiffs, Vietnamese laborers, brought suit beause they were subjected
to an international human trafficking conspiracy among corporations
and governments. The laborers were lured to Jordan with promise of
high-paing jobs and then assaulted, imprisoned, defrauded, and treated
like indentured servants

IND MTD/P HOS Plaintiffs filed suit for their unlawful arrest and the subsequent
treatment following the arrest, which included horrific violations of US
and international law. Each plaintiff was detained in solitary
confinement, “in a filthy, cockroach infested, windowless cell,” in which
the “lights were kept on ... 24 hours a day” and the only toilet was a hole
in the floor observable via closed-circuit camera. (Id. at ¶ 9.) The
plaintiffs were held entirely incommunicado and were refused legal
counsel and consular services. (Id. at ¶ 10.)The plaintiffs also suffered
severe torture, including, but not limited to, sleep deprivation; beatings
and canings that resulted in permanent injuries; threats of electrocution,
castration, anal rape, and harm to relatives; and the deprivation of
necessary medical treatment. (Id. at ¶¶ 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.)None of the
plaintiffs was ever charged with any crimes or brought before any
judicial officer. (Id. at ¶ 10.)When they were eventually released, the
plaintiffs were deported from Kuwait to Egypt even though they had
been lawfully working and residing in Kuwait. (Id. at ¶ 17, 18 .)The
plaintiffs continue to suffer physical, psychological, and economic harm
as a result of the torture inflicted upon them and their subsequent
deportation. (Id. 16, 17, 18.)
ORG GDJ Plaintiff brougth suit after he was kidnapped and tortured by
defendants while he was in Colombia

IND MTD/WP LON Alien brought action against her stepsister and stepsister's relatives,
alleging that alien was trafficked from Ecuador and forced to work in
stepsister's home

OFF, INC MTD/P LON, IPC Plaintiff presented a disjointed complaint alleging that his due process
and equal protection rights were violated and that the prison authorities
retaliated against him for exercising his rights under the constitution. He
further claimed that the defendants engaged in a violation of the law of
nations or a treaty of the U.S.
OFF, INC MTD/P LON, IPC Plaintiff presented a disjointed complaint alleging that his due process
and equal protection rights were violated and that the prison authorities
retaliated against him for exercising his rights under the constitution. He
further claimed that the defendants engaged in a violation of the law of
nations or a treaty of the U.S.

INC, IND, OFF MTD/P NL, LON Plaintiffs sought monetary damages, punitive damages, and declaratory
judgment that the policies and practices concerning the housing and
treatment of transgendered detainees in the center are inadequate, and
unlawfully and unreasonably expose detainees to harm

INC, OFF, IND MTD/WP LON Plaintiff filed suit claiming cruel and unusual punishment, medical
malpractice and negligence and ATS for his treatment following a
shoulder injury as an inmate
INC, IND MTD/WP PJ Plaintiff brought suit, alleging that defendants should be held liable on
theories of aiding and abeting, conspiracy, and/or agency for
commiting violations of the law of nations

Government contractor who was subjected to military detention in Iraq


brought action for violation of his due process rights

OFF SI Class of victims of, or legal heirs to victims of, non–consensual human
medical experimentation program that United States government
conducted in Guatemala in 1940s and 1950s brought action against
various current government officials and current director of
international public health organization, seeking redress for injuries
stemming from program
IND MTD/WP FL Roque Aranda–Tercero, a citizen of Mexico, filed a pro se complaint
against Defendants, all of whom are citizens of Mexico, asserting federal
subject mater jurisdiction under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”)
and the Torture Victim Protection Act (“TVPA”)

INC MTD/D Iraqis who had been detained at prison in Iraq and elsewhere filed
lawsuits against government contractors hired to provide civilian
employees to assist the military in communicating with and
interrogating detainees, alleging that the contractors and certain of their
employees were liable in common law tort and under the Alien Tort
Statute (ATS) for torturing and abusing them during their incarceration.

STA American citizen detained as an enemy combatant and his mother


brought action against Department of Justice (DOJ) atorney, alleging
that the detainee was held incommunicado in military detention,
subjected to coercive interrogation techniques and detained under harsh
conditions of confinement, all in violation of his constitutional and
statutory rights.
ORG MTD/P NNP In 1995, while on a visit to the West Bank, Rahim was arrested by
Palestinian Authority intelligence officers. He was taken to a prison in
Jericho, where he was imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately killed. The
following year, the U.S. Department of State issued a report concluding
that Rahim “died in the custody of [Palestinian Authority] intelligence
officers in Jericho.” *1706 Dept. of State, Occupied Territories Human
Rights Practices, 1995 (Mar. 1996).
In 2005, petitioners filed this action against respondents, the Palestinian
Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, asserting, inter
alia, claims of torture and extrajudicial killing under the TVPA.
OFF, AGE MTD/WP SI, PJ Two Kazakhstani citizens and three United States corporations brought
suit under the Alien Tort Statute against two government agencies of the
Republic of Kazakhstan and government officials. 5. The story of the
circumstances that led to their prosecution and imprisonment begins in
2005, when an officer of Kazakhstan's Interior Affairs Department
(named as an individual defendant in Plaintiffs' Proposed Amended
Complaint) allegedly accepted “an illegal financial contribution” from
one of Serik Bektayev's business competitors to open a criminal
investigation into his activities. See id., ¶ 32. Over the next few years,
Plaintiffs plead that Serik was threatened by these competitors, who, in
2008, “made clear their demands [to Serik] to yield [his] business
interests” and claimed that “they were capable [of] destroy[ing] Serik's
businesses by using [Kazakhstani] law enforcement.” Id., ¶ 35. In the
spring of 2008, Serik became aware that Finpol was investigating him
and had initiated “one or more criminal cases” against him. Id., ¶ 36.
Plaintiffs then describe a complicated scheme by which Serik's
competitors sought to gain control of (or “raid”) his business assets. 6.
On July 29, the deputy prosecutor for Almaty came to Serik's hospital
AGE MTD/P LON room and,
Plaintiff while Serik
brought was unconscious
suit lleging following
that the defendants the administration
deprived him of the of
medication,
right read access
to consular to himgranted
“an accusatory act” and
under Article sought,
36(1)(b) overVCCR
of the his
doctors' objections, to remove him to a detention center. Id., ¶ 47.
Plaintiffs allege Serik atempted to resist arrest, but was beaten, drugged,
and removed to the detention center. Id., ¶ 48. “On information and
belief, Finpol was directing these extraordinary measures applied to
Serik.” Id., ¶ 49.

STA Plaintiff brought claims against defendant relating to unlawful


disciplinary actions and to FTCA

INC V/D Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging that defendnant was
responsible for actions of pollution, contamination and environmental
degradation of plaintiffs' community's land and water in violation of the
right to clean water, clean environemtn adequate for their health and
well-being, minimum enjoyment of life and right to life, etc.

IND MTD/P n 1997, Fr. Aguilar was placed back at the Diocese of Tehuacan, where he
worked at various churches, including San Vicente de Ferrer. (Id. ¶
56.)That year, Fr. Aguilar raped and sexually abused Plaintiff, who was
twelve years old at the time. (Id. ¶ 57.)In 2003, a Mexican court found Fr.
Aguilar guilty of one count of sexual abuse that occurred in 1997,
unrelated to Plaintiff, and sentenced him to one year in prison. (Id. ¶
62.)On appeal, the Mexican court affirmed Fr. Aguilar's conviction, but
relieved him from serving his sentence because of the age of the crime.
(Id. ¶ 64.)
INC D/MPI LON Whalers brought action against Washington-based conservation
organization, which engaged in frequent confrontations with whalers in
Southern Ocean, under alien tort statute (ATS) and Washington law,
alleging a violation of their right to free navigation at sea and piracy

IND MTD/P FL Plaintiff filed his Complaint in this Court against Defendants Beebe and
Black, alleging that Defendants “improperly induced consent for the
adoption of a child in violation of applicable international legal
instruments on adoption
INC Israeli residents who were injured or whose family members were killed
in series of terrorist rocket atacks on civilians in Israel brought action
against Lebanese bank, which allegedly facilitated terrorist
organization's acts by using correspondent banking account at New
York bank to effectuate wire transfers on behalf of terrorist organization
totaling several million dollars.

STA DI, HOS Plaintiffs filed this action as the legal representatives of relatives
Plaintiffs allege were the victims of extrajudicial killings while living in
their native Sri Lanka. Compl. ¶¶ 3–5. Plaintiffs allege Defendant has
“virtually unlimited government power in Sri Lanka,” “exercise[s]
command responsibility over the Sri Lankan armed forces or security
services,” and “knew or should have known of the extrajudicial killings
under color of foreign law of [Plaintiffs' relatives].”
American corporation filed action alleging that Islamic Republic of Iran
had expropriated
Manoharan corporation's
v. Rajapaksa, 845 F.equity
Supp. interest in Iranian
2d 260, 261 (D.D.C.dairy
2012)and
aff'd,
illegally
711 F.3d withheld
178 (D.C. dividends.
Cir. 2013)

ORG, OFF MTD/P MCA Survivors of detainees who died at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base sued
the United States and a host of government officials, asserting that the
detainees had been subjected to physical and psychological torture and
abuse, inadequate medical treatment and withholding of necessary
medication, and religious abuseasserting that the detainees had been
subjected to physical and psychological torture and abuse, inadequate
medical treatment and withholding of necessary medication, and
religious abuse
INC MTD/P NJPQ Plaintiffs brought suit against defendants for the execution of three
union leaders who were executed by members of the 18th Brigade of the
Colombian national army

OFF MTD/P DI ri Lankan nationals, on behalf of their deceased relatives, brought action
against Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to United
Nations (UN), who served as commander in Sri Lankan Army, alleging
that relatives were victims of torture and wrongful killing by Sri Lankan
military
Plaintiff injured himself while at Hyat in Guam and filed suit against
Hyat International
OFF MTD/P SI After plaintiff, a Syrian national who had been detained by U.S. military
forces and held at the U.S. Naval Facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for
more than seven years, he filed suit against defendants

OFF MTD/P SI Hamad was living in Pakistan when he was seized in July 2002 and
taken to a Pakistani jail. (Id. at ¶ 59.) Hamad was interrogated for two
days before he was transferred to either another Pakistani prison or a
U.S.-controlled detention facility. (Id.) For six months, Hamad was given
contaminated water, roten food, and one set of clothes. (Id. at ¶ 60.)
Hamad lost approximately sixty-five pounds. (Id.) He was not told the
reason for his detention and was deprived of any outside contact. (Id.) In
January 2003, Hamad was transferred to the United States Air Base in
Bagram, Afghanistan. (Id. at ¶ 63.) Upon arrival, U.S. officials tortured
him and forced him to stand for three days without sleep or food. (Id. at
¶ 64.) Hamad ultimately collapsed from malnourishment and
dehydration. (Id. at ¶ 65.)
On March 15, 2003, Hamad was transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
where he was detained for five years. (Id. at ¶ 69.) During the first
couple of weeks, Hamad was held in isolation and interrogated daily.
(Id. at ¶ 71.) He was later moved to another camp; although, at one point
during his detention, he spent an additional month in isolation.
(Id.)Plaintiff filed suit for violations of customary international law, the
Geneva Conventions, state common law, and the Fifth Amendment
IND Plaintiffs brought suit against seven individuals they believed were
responsible for the torture and death of their father, Salvador Dacer, in
the Philippines

OFF, STA, AGE MTD/P IPC Prisoner sued United States, Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and prison
officials, asserting Bivens claims and violations of various constitutional
provisions and statutes

Plaintiff alleges eight causes of action: (1) hate crime under Iowa Code
729A.2, (2) assault, (3) batery, (4) false imprisonment, (5) malicious
prosecution, (6) abuse of process, (7) civil rights violations, and (8)
conspiracy to violate Plaintiffs' civil rights.

IND MTD/P IPC, LON Former university student, who was native of Cameroon, brought pro se
action against dean and professor at university, alleging discrimination
and retaliation in violation of Title VI and Workforce Investment Act
(WIA), as well as related common law causes of action.
INC, IND MTD/P PJ, IPC Plaintiff sued a number of foreign companies, business associates,
private security guards, and a civil law notary, alleging that they
commited armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,
terrorism, human rights violation, suspected illegal possession of guns,
infliction of emotional distress, deceptive and unfair trade practices,
torture, theft, defamation, and loss of residence.

IND IRS Plaintiff, who alleged she was one of the victims in a human trafficking
conspiracy, brought action against perpetrator, who had pled guilty to
conspiracy to engage in human trafficking

Plaintiffs brought suit against defendant for hiring the paramilitary


groups that would eventually form the AUC to provide security and
protection services to assist Dole in running its banana operations. AUC
then murdered plaintiffs' decedents
INC MTD/WP LON Plaiintiffs brougth suit, against international mining group, alleging that
they or their family members were victims of international law
violations in connection with operation of copper mine in Papua New
Guinea.

INC, STA MTD/WP LON Plaintiff filed suit, seeking the return of a van Gogh drawing his great-
grandmother was allegedly forced to sell to a Swiss art collector, at a
fraction of its fair value, to help fund her family's escape from Nazi
Germany

INC P Plaintiffs brought suit against government contractors, alleging that they
were tortured by contractors' employees while they were being detained
as suspected enemy combatants in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

INC, STA MTD/P LON, NI Class action was brought against chemical manufacturer, Republic of
Iraq, and others, alleging that manufacture sold thiodiglycol (TDG) to
Iraqi government, which then used TDG to manufacture mustard gas to
atack members of ethnic minority group.

STA DSS FL Plaintiff alleged that the denial of social security benefits based on his
removal amounts to torture
INC, IND DI In the underlying lawsuit, plaintiffs brought claims for war crimes,
extrajudicial killings and crimines against humanity

STA, INC V/D Plaintiffs brought suit against defendnats for state-sponsored
international piracy, claiming that defendants have commandeered the
world's financial system and ransacked the bank accounts of legitimate
businesses and law abiding citizens

IND MTD/WP IPC Relatives of victims killed during time of severe civil unrest in Bolivia
brought action against that country's former president and former
minister of defense, seeking compensatory and punitive damages

OFF PMTD IPC Plaintiff asserted a broad range of constitutional and statutory claims
arising out of his alleged physical abuse by Kuwaiti authorities with the
knowledge, approval and actual involvement of agents of the United
States, and his inability to board a return flight to the United States from
Kuwait because of his placement on a “No–Fly List” by American
authorities.
INC D/MTD Survivors of military invasion in Krajina region filed putative class
action against private military contractor alleging it had participated in
genocide and aided and abeted crimes against humanity by training
Croatian Army and assisting it in atacking civilian ethnic Serbian
population

AGE LON Plaintiff brought action to challenge his removal to Syria after he
completed his prison sentence for bank fraud. Claimed he was subject to
arbitrary detention, cruel inhuman and degrading treatment and
violations of the Vienna Convention.
STA Plaintiff brought action against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its
Ministry of Information and Security (MOIS), alleging that they directed
and facilitated the bombings, by a terrorist group, of two U.S. Embassy
facilities in Beirut, Lebanon.

STA, OFF MTD/WP SI Representatives of 15-year old boy shot and killed by United States
Border Patrol Agent while he was playing in the cement culvert
separating the United States from Mexico brought action for the
shooting

Plaintiff brought suit, claiming that defendants enslaved her in violation


IND V/D of customary international law
Detainees, American citizens who were in Iraq to work for private Iraqi
security firm, brought Bivens action against Secretary of Defense, United
States and other federal defendants, alleging that they were subjected to
cruel and degrading treatment methods during their respective periods
of detention by unidentified agents of United States.
Owner of copyrighted song brought action against soft drink
manufacturer and its marketing company that had allegedly created a
derivative composition that they used in a widespread advertising
campaign, asserting claims for copyright infringement, contributory
copyright infringement, violations of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act (RICO) and the Lanham Act, unjust enrichment, civil
conspiracy, and unfair competition.
STA MTD/P SI Plaintiff brought suit against defendant alleging tortious conduct with
respect to real property. Plaintiff asserted nine causes of action: (i)
breach of fiduciary duty, (ii) conversion, (iii) unjust enrichment, (iv)
fraudulent misrepresentation, (v) interference with an agreement
between the United States and Germany, (vi) interference with property,
(vii) slander of title, (viii) tortious and/or negligent misrepresentations,
and (ix) violations of civil and human rights. Plaintiff alleges the
following facts in her complaint. Plaintiff was born in Germany in the
1920's and is a current resident of Queens, New York. Compl. ¶¶ 1, 41.
Her parents, prior to 1938, owned a Sanatorium for Neurology and
Psychiatry on a piece of real property (the “Property') in Schwerin,
Germany.Id. ¶¶ 5–6.The Property is a piece of land consisting of a three-
and-half story mansion and coach house amid a large park-like seting
adjacent to the 1200–year–old “Fairytale Castle.” Id. ¶ 7. In 1935 and
1936, plaintiff and her parents fled Germany, leaving the Property
behind, and setled in the United States. Id. ¶ 8. The Nazi Gestapo
subsequently acquired the Property through a forced sale in 1938 and
used it as a headquarters and prison until the end of World War II, at
which point Schwerin and the property became part of East Germany.
Id. ¶¶ 9–10.From the end of World War II until August 1992, the
Property was used as a children's hospital, with the exception of the
atic, which was used to receive eavesdropped communications from
Schwerin by East Germany's secret police. Id. ¶¶ 10, 28.

Hammerstein v. Fed. Republic of Germany, No. 09-CV-443 ARR RLM,


2011 WL 9975796, at *1 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2011)

INC, IND MTD/WP PJ Plaintff brought suit agaisnt defendants for engaging in civil conspiracy
to violate plaintiff's rights and the rights of his household. The claims
relate to atempted extrajudicial killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment of the plaintiffs

INC MTD/D Plaintiff filed suit alleging breach of contract based on defendant's
failure to pay compensation for delayed flight as required by the
contract
STA MTD/P FTEAR Federal prisoner brought action against United States, seeking injunctive
relief and monetary damages under the Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA)

INC MSJ LON Liberian children filed action under Alien Tort Statute alleging that
manufacturer and its officers had utilized hazardous child labor on
rubber plantation in violation of customary international law.

INC MTD/P NNP John Doe plaintiffs, who were citizens and residents of Indonesia,
brought action against United States energy corporation and its
subsidiaries asserting violations of Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Torture
Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and related common law torts based on
alleged human rights abuses commited in Indonesia by Indonesian
military personnel hired by defendants to provide security. laintiffs-
appellants are fifteen Indonesian villagers from the Aceh territory.
Eleven villagers filed a complaint in 2001 alleging that Exxon's security
forces commited murder, torture, sexual assault, batery, and false
imprisonment in violation of the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) and the
Torture Victim Protection Act (“TVPA”), and various common law torts.
(The Doe I complaint.)
STA, OFF MSJ IPC Plaintiff was an inmate at United States Penitentiary, Administrative
Maximum Prison in Florence, Colorado (“ADX”) and filed this lawsuit
alleging violations of his constitutional rights while incarcerated there.

INC MTD/P; MTD/WP PJ Plaintiffs alleged that defendants was liable for the assault and batery,
negligent hiring, negligent supervision, intentional infliction of
emotional distress commited by its employees against plaintiffs

STA, MSJ LON Pro se plaintiff, who claimed status of an independent state, brought
action against United States, Kentucky, and a Kentucky county under
Alien Tort Claims Act.
INC, IND MTD/WP LON Hotel owner brought action to recover unpaid hotel charges incurred
during relief work in Haiti.

STA, OFF, INC MTD/P PJ American citizen arrested by Chilean government sued Republic of
Chile and various Chilean government officials for alleged abuse by
Chilean criminal courts, and sued airlines for alleged damage to
containers of fruit during transport.

STA, OFF MTD/P SI Afghan and Iraqi citizens captured and subsequently held in
Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively, by United States military filed action,
seeking damages and declaratory relief as result of their treatment while
in United services
Financial States custody.
firms brought action against Internet-based
subscription news service, alleging “hot news” misappropriation and
copyright infringement as to securities recommendations.
STA, INC MTD/WP NGG Plaintiffs alleged that defendants commited torture in violation of the
LON

ORG MTD/P LON Palestinian national and family brought action against Palestinian
Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), alleging
that defendants violated law of nations by abducting and torturing
national, and also asserted negligence claim under Israeli law.
ORG MTD/WP NNP A group of American, Israeli, and Canadian civilians (“Plaintiffs”) bring
this action against Al Jazeera (“Defendant”), alleging claims under the
Antiterrorism Act, 18 U.S .C. § 2333, under the Alien Tort Statute, 28
U.S.C. § 1350, and under Israeli law for negligence and vicarious
liability. These rockets lacked an Internal Guidance System, and
therefore the only way for Hezbollah to aim the rockets accurately was
to rely on information provided to them about where the rockets had
landed. Al Jazeera TV repeatedly broadcast real-time information
concerning the landing of rockets, despite having been requested by
Israeli authorities to abstain from broadcasting such information. Al
Jazeera’s real-time information enabled Hezbollah to re-adjust their
targeting mechanisms, resulting in more precise and deadlier missile
atacks against Israel, in which 91 Americans, Canadians and Israeli
civilians were either injured or killed.

INC MTD/P LON Estates, survivors, and heirs of United States citizens who were
kidnapped, held hostage, and murdered by terrorists brought action
against banana producer for claims arising when producer made
payments to Colombian terrorist organization in exchange for protection
of its workers, and provided the terrorist organization with weapons,
ammunition, and other supplies.

INC MTD/WP SI Cuban nationals who had been abducted from Cuba, trafficked to
Curacao, and forced into servitude for a period of 15 years, before finally
escaping to United States, filed suit against their Curacao employer

INC, IND Children of former union leaders who were murdered in Colombia sued
corporation and its subsidiary which managed its mining operations,
and two employees alleging that entities and employees hired
paramilitaries from United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) to
assassinate their fathers, in violation of Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Torture
Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and wrongful death laws of Colombia.
An American citizen who was severely wounded in the suicide bombing
of an Israeli bus, and his family, brought action, under the state-
sponsored terrorism exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
(FSIA), against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Ministry of
Information and Security (MOIS), alleging that they provided material
support to the terrorist organization which carried out the bombing.

INC Argentinian residents brought suit against German corporation under


the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), and the Torture Victims Protection Act
(TVPA), alleging that its wholly-owned Argentinian subsidiary
collaborated with state security forces to kidnap, detain, torture, and kill
the plaintiffs and/or their relatives during Argentina's “Dirty War.”

INC D/MTD Hungarian Jews who were victims of Holocaust, and their next of kin,
brought action against international banking institutions arising from
purported wealth expropriation scheme involving withholding of assets
and funds from plaintiffs.
IND MTD/P LON Plaintiff brought suit, claiming that defendants enslaved her in violation
of customary international law
INC, ORG MTD/P LON Plaintiffs allege that they have been and are being subjected to such
grave violations of some of the most universally recognized standards of
such international law as international treaties to which the United
States is a member state, and international customary law for which the
United states has long observed, and Jus Cogens, including prohibitions
against torture, cruel, inhuman, or other degrading treatment or
punishment, arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention for exercising
their rights of freedom of speech, association, and assembly, and
international prohibition against slavery and forced labor, at the hands
of the Defendant and co-defendants, through officials of Chinese
Communist Party, an infamous totalitarian organization, acting under
color of law in the People's Republic of China

INC MTD/P LON Resident alien brought action against his former employer, for torture in
violation of the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and torture, cruel,
inhumane, and degrading treatment, and prolonged arbitrary detention
in China, pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). To punish plaintiff for
“exposing illegal banking practices” and/or “to intimidate and coerce
Plaintiff from exposing the Bank's illegal practices to the general public,”
the Bank terminated his employment. Additionally, the Bank accused
plaintiff of violating Bank policy by consorting with a prostitute. The
Bank contacted the police and sought to have plaintiff arrested on
charges that he had paid a prostitute to engage in sexual acts on Bank
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were burned and mutilated by lit cigaretes. Plaintiff was confined in a
small cell, where five buckets of water were thrown on him. The water
remained in the cell at a depth of several inches, causing his feet to swell
and affording plaintiff no place to sit or lie down. After two days in
these conditions, plaintiff was forced to sign a confession. He was
imprisoned for 15 days.
Ecuadorian commercial fishermen brought action against United States
for damages arising out of Coast Guard's search and seizure of vessel on
suspicion of drug smuggling.

STA, OFF MTD/P IPC Plaintiffs pro se commenced this action against a number of German
courts, prosecutors, and judges, as well as the Federal Republic of
Germany itself, to recover for injuries sustained as a result of a tax
prosecution by the German authorities.

STA MTD/P SI Judgment creditor moved for writ of atachment on judgment, seeking
to atach Cuba's registered trademark for national warranty seal on
Cuban cigars, which was managed by Cuban chamber of commerce.
Cuban chamber of commerce intervened

IND SET Four underage male Moldovan citizens brought actions against
defendant under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), alleging that he sexually
assaulted them while he was traveling in Moldova.
INC MTD/P PJ, SOL Plaintiffs brought suit for the taking of children from UK and Malta to
oprhanages and work camps in Australia where the children were
treated shamelessly and abused

ORG, IND MTD/P NI, LON Widow and sons of a United States citizen allegedly tortured and killed
in Israel brought suit against three individuals, the Palestinian Authority
(PA), and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

INC MTD/P LON Holocaust survivors, their heirs, and related organizations brought
action alleging that religious order aided and abeted Yugoslavian
regime's genocide, war crimes, and looting of property during World
War II
INC, STA, ORG MTD/P SI, LON Plaintiff brought action under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
(FSIA) and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) against the government of the
Swiss Confederation, a museum, and a private Swiss foundation,
seeking the return of a van Gogh drawing his great-grandmother was
allegedly forced to sell to a Swiss art collector, at a fraction of its fair
value, to help fund her family's escape from Nazi Germany.

IND, STA MTD/P IPC Plaintiff brought suit against defendants for 10 claims of relief in
connection with his custody by the BOP.
OFF MTD/P NJPQ Plaintiff, purportedly the acting Regent of the Kingdom of Hawaii,
brought pro se action under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) challenging the
constitutionality of the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United
States and seeking a declaration that his Hawaii conviction for theft
violated federal and international law

STA LON Plaintiff Mohammed Saleh filed a federal lawsuit to address his
incarceration at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative
Maximum Prison in Florence, Colorado (“ADX”) and the alleged
violation of his constitutional rights
INC D/MTD Children of former union leaders who were murdered in Colombia sued
corporation and its subsidiary which managed its mining operations,
and two employees alleging that entities and employees hired
paramilitaries from United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) to
assassinate their fathers,

INC GDJ SI Plaintiffs filed suit on allegations that they suffered physical and
psychological damages as victims of a forced labor scheme in which
defendant, Curacao Drydock Company, Inc. (“Curacao Drydock”), in
concert with the government of Cuba, trafficked them to Curacao and
extracted forced labor.
INC MTD/WP NNP Claimants sought class certification of their proofs of claim, which
stemmed from prepetition actions that were brought against Chapter 11
debtor-automobile manufacturer under Alien Tort Statute and alleged
that debtor had aided and abeted South Africa's apartheid system.

STA, INC LON Plaintiff sued to recover possession of a Vincent van Gogh drawing that
his great-grandmother sold to a Swiss art collector in 1933, allegedly
under duress and at an artificially low price, in order to finance her
family's escape from Nazi Germany.

STA MTD/P LON, SI Plaintiff filed suit, alleging that he was unlawfully convicted and
wrongfully imprisoned in 2001, and that the defendants conspired “to
violate the criminal laws of the United States of America (perjury) and
[plaintiff's] constitutional and civil rights to a fair trial
IND MTD/P SOL Colombian alien brought action against police officers, alleging violation
of his constitutional rights in connection with his arrest and drug
convictions.

OFF, STA MTD/P Qian Ibrahim Zhao says that an officer of the Central Intelligence
Agency stopped him on the streets of Washington, D.C., in 2004. Zhao
says that the agent searched him and questioned him for four hours. He
also says that the agent took his Chinese passport, camera, video tapes,
notebook, and cellular-telephone contacts. Plaintiff sued the government
and this agent for a variety of legal theories: unreasonable search and
seizure under the Constitution, slander, due process, the Torture Victim
Protection Act, and the Alien Tort Statute

Plaintiff brought suit, claiming that defendants enslaved her in violation


IND MTD/P of customary international law
INC DSS/WP LON Plaintiff brought suit against defendants for failure to compensate
plaintiff for hotel rooms per their previous agreement
STA, AGE MTD/P FL Plaintiff filed suit for violations of LON or customary international law,
alleging violations of RICO, common law fraud claims, identity theft
claims, civil conspiracy claims, intentional infliction of emotional
distress claims, due process and equal protection claims and FDCPA
claims in connection with failure to recognize that courts did not have
jurisdiction over him because he is a citizen of a sovereign and tribal
government

STA, OFF MTD/P S, LON, Alien father brought action on behalf of his adult son who was a United
NJPQ States citizen that had allegedly been “targeted” for killing by the United
States as a suspected terrorist
IND MSJ P Alien brought action against her stepsisters and stepsisters' mother,
alleging that alien was trafficked from Ecuador and forced to work in
stepsister's home, and asserting claims under the Alien Tort Statute
(ATS), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and under state law.
INC MTD/P NI; NSA Alleged victims of human rights abuses in Iraq brought action, under
the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA), against oil company and
French bank alleged to have aided the regime of Saddam Hussein in
obtaining income in violation of the United Nations Oil-for-Food
Program
INC, IND V/D Plaintiffs allege that defendants engaged in systemic human rights
violations by the Iranian government. Plaintiffs have been and are beign
subjected to brutal treatment in violation of some of the most universally
recongized standards of international law, including torture, arbitrary
arrest, detention without trial, disappearances, incommunicado
detentions, forced confessions, extrajudicial killings, cruelty and various
other forms of degrading treatment

INC DDJ LON Plaijntiff filed claim under ATS but did not identify law of nations. Only
provided one treaty provision which provides for extradition for the
crime of counterfeiting

Defendants, foreign nationals, separately moved to dismiss indictment


charging them with piracy.
INC Plaintiffs alleged that Rio Tinto egregiously damaged the Bougainville
environment and otherwise wronged the indigenous local people,
sparking a civil war.

OFF, STA, INC MTD/WP LON, FL Plaintiff alleged that he was provided with inadequate medical care and
breach of contract during his time as an inmate

INC MSJ/P LON Plaintiffs sued various members of the Firestone corporate family over
allegedly illegal working conditions
STA, OFF MTD/P NI Plaintiff filed suit against defendants the Republic of Iraq, former
President Saddam Hussein, the Ba‘ath Socialist Party, and other officials
and/or representatives of pre-invasion Iraq.
INC D/MTD Plaintiffs filed suit seeking payment and redemption of certain German
gold-dollar bearer bonds, claiming that looting alleged by defednants
never occurred and instead defendants schemed to defraud
bondholders. One of the 24 counts was under ATS

INC MSJ NPP Group of Liberian children brought action against multinational rubber
company, alleging child labor in violation of Alien Tort Statute (ATS)
INC MTD/P LON Plaintiffs claimed to have suffered injury as a result of localized
environmental pollution and contamination emanating from
manufacturing sites located in the cities of Paulinia and Cosmopolis,
Brazil

OFF, STA DDJ SI Former domestic servant, an Indian citizen, brought action against
former Kuwaiti diplomat, her employer, and State of Kuwait, alleging
former diplomat subjected her to slavery, including trafficking,
involuntary servitude, forced labor, and sexual abuse, and asserting
claims under New York law for failure to pay legally required wages,
fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract.
INC MTD/WP NGG Plaintiffs filed suit against employer for negligence, conversion,
intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful detention,
malicious prosecution, retaliation, and defamation.

IND, OFF D/MTD Acting individually and as representatives of the estates of relatives,
plaintiffs brought action, under the Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), against a former Peruvian
Army officer, alleging, inter alia, extrajudicial killing, torture, and war
crimes arising out of a massacre in a Peruvian village during a civil war.
INC MTD/P NNP Ps alleged that Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. aided and abeted the
Nigerian military when it killed, tortured, and raped protestors who
opposed the oil company's pipeline.

IND, OFF SET HOS Plaintiff alleges that Defendants, under the actual or apparent authority
of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) government, abducted,
imprisoned, and brutally tortured him, a United States citizen, for nearly
two years.
INC MTD/P S Ecuadorian provinces and Ecuadorian citizens and residents sued
companies which, pursuant to contract with United States government,
sprayed pesticides over cocaine and heroin farms in Colombia, alleging
violations of Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and intentional and domestic
common law.

IND, INC MTD LON; NSA Plaintiffs sought to hold liable for terrorist atacks on United States those
who provided material support to terrorists and terrorist organization
for wrongful death and survival, assault and batery, and intentional
and negligent infliction of emotional distress
INC JTD NI, P Plaintiffs filed suit against oil company asserting common law claims for
negligence and intentional torts under California and Nigerian law, for
allegedly acting through Nigerian subsidiary to pay Nigerian military to
carry out atacks on offshore oil platform, during which crimes against
humanity were purportedly commited against citizens occupying
platform to protest subsidiary's destruction of environment and refusal
to provide jobs to local population.

STA MTD/P SOL, Plaintiff filed civil action asseritng a violation of his rights under the
NCPA Vienna Convention to contact the Jamaican consulate.
INC MTD LON Malian children, who were forced to labor on cocoa fields in Cote
d'Ivoire, as well as human rights organization, brought class action
against multinational corporations which purchased and assisted with
production and cultivation of cocoa beans,

INC, STA MTD/P SSP Foreign nationals who were allegedly transferred in secret to other
countries for detention and interrogation pursuant to Central
Intelligence Agency's (CIA) extraordinary rendition program brought
action under Alien Tort Statute against company that purportedly
assisted in program.According to plaintiffs, this program has allowed
agents of the U.S. government “to employ interrogation methods that
would [otherwise have been] prohibited under federal or international
law.” *1074 Relying on documents in the public domain, plaintiffs, all
foreign nationals, claim they were each processed through the
extraordinary rendition program.

STA MTD/P SOL Imprisoned Jamaican citizen proceeding in forma pauperis filed civil
rights action seeking monetary relief on ground that New Jersey and
Pennsylvania law enforcement officials denied him his right to consular
notification under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
INC MTD/P LON Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants for their conduct in connection
with the nationalization of the Bigio's property by the Egyptian
government that resulted in seizure and confiscation of property in
violation of international law

STA, IND Drug search that lead to P geting severely burned and receiving
inadequate health care

Defendants were indicted on piracy charges and moved to dismiss


indictment
INC, IND SET? NGG Plaintiffs brought suit, alleging that defendants worked with Special
Forces units of Ecuadorian military after the plaintiffs protested
Occidental's oil pipeline
Plaintiff brought action to recover from a Spanish museum a painting
allegedly confiscated by Nazi Germany.
INC SET NSA, NI Estate of Iraqi citizen who was shot to death in Iraq, as well as Iraqi
daughter who was injured in shootout in Iraq that killed her Iraqi
mother, both filed suits to recover damages from private contractor and
private subcontractor that shot Iraqi citizens while providing foreign
security to contractor's personnel who were supporting development of
Iraqi government
INC, IND D/MTD Seventy-two Iraqi citizens who were formerly detained at military
prisons in Iraq brought action against military contractor which
provided civilian translators for United States military forces in Iraq and
former employee of contractor, alleging that defendants tortured and
otherwise physically and mentally abused citizens during their
detention and asserting claims for, among other things, war crimes and
torture

ORG MTD/P LON state of Israeli citizen, who was shot and killed as she drove her car in
the Gaza Strip, among others, brought action against the Palestinian
Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

INC Plaintiffs maintained that Plaintiffs had been and still were performing
the allegedly illegal work with the full knowledge of Defendants—even
after Defendants had instituted a “zero tolerance” prohibition against all
child labor
INC American and foreign victims of terrorist atacks in Israel, the West
Bank, and Gaza, or their family members, brought actions against
Jordanian bank alleged to have provided banking and administrative
services to terrorist organizations.
OFF MTD/P SI Plaintiff alleges that two U.S. Consulate officials in Morocco commited
fraud in issuing a passport with a falsified identification of his minor
daughter, so that his wife could abduct her and transport her from
Morocco to the United States.

STA, OFF, INC MTD/P SI, S American citizen arrested by Chilean government sued Republic of
Chile and various Chilean government officials for alleged abuse by
Chilean criminal courts, and sued airlines for alleged damage to
containers of fruit during transport.
INC MTD/P LON Chinese national Liu Bo Shan (the “plaintiff”) has sued his former
employer, China Construction Bank Corp. (the “Bank”), alleging it
convinced employees to levy false charges that resulted in the P's
torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, and cruel, inhumane and
degrading treatment or punishment in violation of customary
international law at the hands of the police.

ORG MTD/P LON, PJ, Victims of 9/11 terrorist atacks brought actions against alleged
NI supporters of terrorist organization, alleging that their provision of
support helped to facilitate atacks.
OFF MTD/P NGG Plaintiff brought suit against defendant for torture and for breach of
contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of
emotional distress, and malicious prosecution in violation of the
common law of the State of Texas.

STA MTD/P LON Plaintiff is seeking monetary damages for asserted violations of his
rights under the Fourth Amendment by false arrest and illegal search
and seizure, and violation of the Fourteenth Amendment due process
rights.
STA MTD/P NJPQ the owners of a Sudanese pharmaceutical company claimed that the U.S.
government destroyed their plant on the based on the mistaken belief
that the company produced chemical weapons for Osama bin Laden,
when, in fact, the factory produced half the medicinal products in the
country and had no ties to bin Laden.

STA MTD/P SOL, Plaintiff filed civil action asseritng a violation of his civil rights
NPRA
Natives of Somalia brought action under the Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statute, seeking to impose liability against
and recover damages from former high-ranking government official for
alleged acts of torture and human rights violations commited against
them by government agents.

OFF MSJ HOS, The plaintiff alleged that the defendant aided the bombing of PanAm
NJPQ,S Flight 103 in 1988

OFF MTD/WP HOS, The plaintiff alleged that the defendant aided the bombing of PanAm
NJPQ,S Flight 103 in 1988
STA, OFF MTD/P IPC Plaintiffs pro se commenced this action against a number of German
courts, prosecutors, and judges, as well as the Federal Republic of
Germany itself, to recover for injuries sustained as a result of a tax
prosecution by the German authorities.

INC PMTD/WP LON Plaintiffs filed on behalf of decedents who were murdered by the AUC's
Juan Andres Alvarez Front in furtherance of its agreement with
Drummond to provide security, pacify the area, and otherwise ensure
that the civilian population in and around the Drummond mine and its
railroad line would not in any way provide support or cooperation to
the FARC or other leftist rebels
OFF MTD/P LON, NSA Asemani, a native of Iran, claims that Defendants' agents detained and
tortured him because he is an adherent of the Baha‘i faith.

STA, OFF MTD/P LON State prisoner proceeding pro se brought civil rights action against
government. Diaz also argues that the district court erroneously
dismissed his allegations of constitutional deprivations stemming from
mistreatment he received in the Georgia state prison system.
STA MTD/P NA Current and former federal prisoners brought action against various
prison officials, alleging that the low wages they were paid for work
performed in prison violated their rights under the Fifth Amendment
and international law.

INC MTD/P NI Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed her complaint
alleging employment discrimination based upon “age, sex, retaliation,
disability, religion”
STA American servicemen injured in a terrorist organization's bombing
atack in Saudi Arabia, along with one serviceman's mother brought suit
alleging that those defendants provided material support and assistance
to terrorist organization responsible for the atack.

INC, IND MTD/P LON, NI Survivors who had been injured, and relatives of those who had been
killed in 21 suicide bombings in Israel between the years 2000 and 2003
filed suit against United States oil companies and individuals in the oil
business for financing terrorism by violating United Nation's Oil-for-
Food Program (OFP) through illegal purchase of oil from Saddam
INC MTD PJ American,
Hussein, andIsraeli, and Canadian
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of Torture who Protection
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venue andaction under the Alien Tort Claims Act and
to dismiss
under Israeli law against United States and Lebanese banks which
allegedly provided terrorist organization with wire transfer services.
OFF MTD/P Plaintiff, a state prisoner incarcerated at a correctional facility, filed a
complaint pursuant to ATS
INC MTD/P NI Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed her complaint
alleging employment discrimination based upon “age, sex, retaliation,
disability, religion”

ORG MTD/P LON Rosario Veiga brought suit against the World Meteorological
Organisation (the “WMO”) and several individual defendants after she
was wrongly dismissed from her position at the WMO.
INC Plaintiff filed suit against defendant for claims relating to slaver and
forced labor

ORG MTD/P LON Palestinian national and family brought action against Palestinian
Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), alleging
that defendants violated law of nations and Israeli law by abducting and
torturing him.
OFF MTD/P SI Survivors of detainees who died at Guantanamo Naval Base sued the
United States and a host of government officials, asserting that the
detainees had been subjected to physical and psychological torture and
abuse, including sleep deprivation, exposure to prolonged temperature
extremes, invasive body searches, beatings, threats, inadequate medical
treatment and withholding of necessary medication, and religious
abuse.

INC MTD/P Estate and survivor of Iraqi citizens brought actions against government
contractor and contractor's private security firm, asserting assault and
batery, wrongful death, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and
negligence, arising from incident in which security personnel allegedly
shot and killed Iraqi citizens in Iraq.

INC D/MTD Plaintiffs brought suit against defendant, alleging that defendant
knowingly and intentionally aided and abeted atacks on civllians in
Israel by provding financial and administrative services to Hamas and
other terrorist groups
IND, INC On August 7, 1998, a devastating truck bomb exploded outside the
American embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. The blast killed more than 200
people, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 4000 others.
Most of the casualties were Kenyan. The plaintiffs in this case are all
Kenyan: victims, relatives of victims, and businesses harmed in the
atack. They sued defendants Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda for
orchestrating the bombing, and defendant Afghanistan for providing
logistical support to bin Laden and al Qaeda.
STA SET? SI On November 23, 1985, three members of the Abu Nidal Organization3
(“ANO”) hijacked Egypt Air Flight 648, traveling from Athens, Greece to
Cairo, Egypt. At that time, the governments of Libya and Syria
sponsored ANO by providing a variety of monetary, material,
diplomatic, and logistical support.Shortly after takeoff, the plane made
an emergency landing at the Malta International Airport, where it
remained for twenty-four hours until Egyptian Commandos atempted
to board it. The combination of gunfire by the ANO members, a fire
started by the Egyptian Commandos' explosives, and the ANO
members' deployment of hand grenades rendered the plane “damaged
beyond repair” and unfit “for any purpose whatsoever.” Compl. ¶ 51
[C.A. No. 08–504].Plaintiffs, which are both foreign and United States
national juridical entities, provided liability insurance for the hull of the
plane. Following the hijacking, they “compensated” Egypt Air “for the
cost of the destroyed airplane.” Id. ¶ 64.

Certain Underwriters at Lloyds London v. Great Socialist People's


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, 677 F. Supp. 2d 270, 272 (D.D.C. 2010)
OFF, STA MTD/P LON Qian Ibrahim Zhao says that an officer of the Central Intelligence
Agency stopped him on the streets of Washington, D.C., in 2004. Zhao
says that the agent searched him and questioned him for four hours. He
also says that the agent took his Chinese passport, camera, video tapes,
notebook, and cellular-telephone contacts. Plaintiff sued the government
and this agent for a variety of legal theories: unreasonable search and
seizure under the Constitution, slander, due process, the Torture Victim
Protection Act, and the Alien Tort Statute.

INC, IND MTD/WP PJ Plaintiffs, Israeli citizens, were injured in or survived family members
killed in missile atacks launched by Hizbullah, a Lebanese terrorist
organization, in July and August of 2006. Plaintiffs brought suit against
corporate defendants, claiming that their provision of certain financial
services to parties associated with Hizbullah constituted terrorism
financing as well as conspiracy and aiding and abeting Hizbullah to
commit genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and terrorism.
IND, INC MTD/P NGG Plaintiff brought suit against defendants for violations related to
trafficking with respect to peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or
forced labor

OFF MTD/P SI; NPRA Alien, who had been convicted of illegal reentry into the United States,
filed suit against customs officer who had arrested him and Assistant
United States Atorney who had prosecuted his case, alleging violations
of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

IND GDJ laintiffs alleged that Constant founded the Front Revolutionnaire Pour
*546 L'Avancement et le Progres d'Haiti (“FRAPH”) in 1993, and worked
in concert with the Haitian military to terrorize and repress the civilian
population. Plaintiffs further alleged that FRAPH members received
weapons, training, and financial support from the Haitian military, and
that, at the time Plaintiffs were victimized by FRAPH troops, Constant
exercised command and control over FRAPH forces, which operated as
an extension of the Haitian armed forces and under the auspices of the
Haitian political police, the later of which reported directly to the
commander of the Haitian armed forces. Additionally, the district
court's findings of fact confirmed these allegations. Based on testimony
from the evidentiary hearing, the district court concluded that: (1)
“Constant was at all times the de facto leader of FRAPH and was active
in its daily operations”; (2) “[h]e communicated regularly with top
commanders in the armed forces, and received funding from the
military to support FRAPH activities”; and (3) “[FRAPH] exacted
widespread violence against opponents of the military regime, including
... plaintiffs Jane Does I, II, and III ... [by] raid[ing] neighborhoods
populated by Aristide supporters, raping and abducting its targets.”
Victims and family members of persons killed or injured in terrorist
suicide atacks in Israel brought action against oil companies and
personnel, alleging claims under federal tort statutes. Defendants moved
for transfer of venue.

INC MTD/P NV, S


D/MTD
INC D/MTD Nepali citizens brought action under Trafficking Victims Protection
Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act (RICO), and Alien Tort Statute (ATS) alleging that
military contractor and its subsidiaries knowingly used Jordanian
personnel staffing company that mistreated and failed to protect
plaintiffs and their decedents. After case was transferred, defendants
moved to dismiss.
OFF, STA MTD/P IPC, NL Alien, a dual citizen of Syria and Canada, brought action against United
States and various government officials, alleging that after being
detained and mistreated, he was removed to Syria so that he could be
interrogated under torture by Syrian authorities.

OFF MTD/P IPC Plaintiffs brought action against defendant for war crimes commited by
Blacklwater in Iraq during the Iraq War.

INC SET IPC Iraqi nationals, and estates of 19 deceased Iraqi nationals, brought five
actions against eleven business entities, and one individual who
allegedly owned and operated one of entities, alleging that nationals
were killed or seriously injured by defendants while defendants
provided security services for United States government.
INC MTD/P LON, NL Sudanese who alleged that they were victims of human rights abuses
commited by the Government of the Sudan, brought action against
Canadian corporation, alleging that corporation aided and abeted or
conspired with the Sudan to advance those abuses that facilitated the
development of Sudanese oil concessions by corporation's affiliates. At
the heart of plaintiffs' complaint is the allegation that the Government
created a “buffer zone” around GNPOC facilities by clearing the civilian
population to secure areas for exploration. Witness testimony and
internal Talisman reports show evidence of forced displacement. For
example, a 2002 Greater Nile report describing the “buffer zone” around
the Heglig camp explained that “[t]he remaining nomads ... are being
‘encouraged’ to complete their move through the area as soon as
possible. The area within the security ring road while not a sterile area
as found on security operations elsewhere ... is moving in that
direction.” A 1999 security report stated that “[t]he military strategy,
driven it appears by the GNPOC security management, is to create a
buffer zone, i.e. an area surrounding both Heglig and Unity camps
inside which no local setlements or commerce is allowed.”

STA MTD/P SOL Plaintiff brought action because he was not informed of his right to
contact the Mexican Consulate under Vienna Convention of Consular
Relations and was dissatisfied with his court-appointed counsel
ORG, IND MTD/P NI, P Widow and sons of U.S. citizen allegedly tortured and killed in the West
Bank of Israel brought action against three individuals, the Palestinian
Authority (PA), and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO),
alleging violations of the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), the
Alien Tort Statute (ATS), and federal common law.
IND, INC SET Plaintiff brought action against an American company and its alleged
owner and one of its independent contractors for the alleged murder of
an Iraqi citizen by the contractor

INC MTD/P LON Iraqi nationals, or their widows, brought actions against two American
companies that had contracted to provide interrogators or interpreters
for United States military, arising out of the alleged infliction of abusive
treatment or torture while plaintiffs, or their decedents, were detained
by U.S. military forces at an Iraqi prison.
ORG MTD/P LON Plaintiffs allege that their property was “seized, carried away and
deposited, or otherwise added to the Ustasha Treasury by agents of the
Ustasha Regime” and that such property was “deliberately concealed,
laundered, hypothecated, commingled and converted by [ ] OFM and its
agents for the benefit of [OFM] and members of the former Ustasha
Regime.”
STA, OFF, INC GDJ Plaintiff brought suit against defendants in connection with the arrest
and detention of Plaintiff Omar Rodriguez Saludes by the Cuban
government.
INC, IND MTD/P NS Plaintiffs brought class action seeking damages for assault, supporting
terrorism, crimes against humanity, violations of civil and human rights,
torture of decedents of the plaintiff and members of the class and their
decedents. Such violations were commited by defendants and their
agents, and also in concert with FARC

D/MTD Plaintiffs allege that the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”), working in
concert with other government agencies and officials of foreign
governments, operated an extraordinary rendition program to gather
intelligence by apprehending foreign nationals suspected of
involvement in terrorist activities and transferring them in secret to
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IND JTP This case arises from the tenure of Charles McArthur Emmanuel (a/k/a
Chuckie Taylor, or “Mr. Taylor”) as the commander of the Liberian Anti–
Terrorism Unit (ATU) from 1997–2003. See Complaint, at ¶ 3 [D.E. 1].
During this time, the ATU—under Mr. Taylor's control—terrorized the
civilian population of Liberia by carrying out acts of torture, cruel
punishment, arbitrary arrest, and prolonged detention.
INC MTD/P FNC Aliens brought action against their former employer based on events in
Guatemala during labor dispute.
IND, OFF Plaintiffs brought action against defendant for actions he allegedly took
while serving in the Peruvian army in 1985.n or about August 14, 1985,
Hurtado's unit positioned itself in the town of Quebrada de Huancayoc
and, during the course of the day, despite finding no weapons or traces
of Sendero Luminoso, tortured, raped and killed villagers, including
several women and children. From their hiding place, Plaintiffs, who
were children at the time, witnessed the abuse and murders of their
families and other villagers. Thereafter Plaintiffs managed to escape the
military forces.
STA, OFF, IND MTD/WP LON Club patron, who was an alien and a minor, brought § 1983 action
against city and city police officer, in his individual and official
capacities, alleging Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment violations
arising out of incident outside club. Patron also alleged violation of law
of nations, and state law claims of assault, batery, and intentional
infliction of emotional distress.
INC MTD/P NL, LON, In consolidated actions, Colombian trade union leaders and
IPC representatives of deceased employee brought suit against United States
soft drink licensor and its Colombian subsidiary, together with
Colombian botler and its managers, alleging that defendants
collaborated with Colombian paramilitary forces to murder and torture
them.

INC Current and former residents of Papua New Guinea (PNG) brought
action against international mining group, alleging that they or their
family members were victims of international law violations in
connection with operation of copper mine in PNG. Plaintiffs allege that
defendants' mining operations on Bougainville destroyed the island's
environment, harmed the health of its people, and incited a ten-year civil
war, during which thousands of civilians died or were injured. They
assert that defendants are guilty of war crimes and crimes against
humanity, as well as racial discrimination and environmental harm that
violates international law.

STA, INC MTD/P SI, LON Plaintiff brought action because throughout the proceedings, Judge
Rojas Arancibia denied Mr. Carpenter rights guaranteed by Chile's
Constitution, such as a court-appointed interpreter, an atorney, and an
opportunity to review his court file.

INC MTD/P FNC Plaintiffs, citizens of Turkey allegedly injured and imprisoned in a labor
dispute in that country, brought action against American soft-drink
manufacturer and its Turkish licensee
MTD/P AGENCY
INC SET Plaintiffs brought claims against defense contractor for torts in
Afghanistan. Not really an ATS case at all -- more about alleging breach
of contract. No torture allegations, etc.

MTD/WP FTEAR Relatives of victims killed in so-called Gas War in Bolivia brought action
against the former president of Bolivia and the former minister of
defense of Bolivia, seeking compensatory and punitive damages under
the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA). The plaintiffs allege that Mr.
Lozada and Mr. Berzain, in September and October of 2003, directed the
Bolivian military and police to carry out extra-judicial killings of
Bolivian citizens who were members of Bolivia's indigenous Aymara
community in the cities of Warisata and El Alto during and after clashes
with protestors and demonstrators who had blocked roads and
prevented travelers from going to La Paz, the capital.
Nigerian émigrés sued two foreign holding
companies, one incorporated in the Netherlands and
one incorporated in the United Kingdom, under the
Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and other laws, alleging
that companies participated in human rights
violations against them in retaliation for their political
opposition to companies' oil exploration activities in
INC SET Nigeria.
OFF MTD/WP PJ Sheikh Issa then fabricated false accusations of marijuana possession
against Mr. Nabulsi, which the police adopted. Of course, the resulting
search of Mr. Nabulsi's home revealed no marijuana, and the test
performed on Mr. Nabulsi's urine was also negative for any type of drug
use. At Sheikh Issa's urging, the police and public prosecutor then
fabricated new charges that Mr. Nabulsi was in possession of, and was
distributing, narcotics. Various prescription medications prescribed to
Sheikh Issa and Mr. Nabulsi by Houston physicians and purchased from
pharmacies in Houston pursuant to these prescriptions, were at Mr.
Nabulsi's villa. Mr. Nabulsi was kept incarcerated for approximately two
and a half months where he was continuously tortured. Each day, the
jailors, at the direction of Sheikh Issa, would have a “session” with Mr.
Nabulsi, physically abusing him, humiliating him, and threatening him
with immediate death.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Plaintiff brought suit against
defendant for torture and for breach of contract, conversion, breach of
fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and malicious
prosecution in violation of the common law of the State of Texas.
INC D/MTD Relatives of 10 Nigerians who allegedly were detained, tortured, and
executed by Nigerian oil company, in concert with Nigerian government
and with knowledge of subsidiary's corporate parents, brought action
against oil company
INC Plaintiffs brought suit against defendants for knowingly providing
banking and administrative services to various organizations, identified
by the U.S. government as terrorist organizations, that sponsored suicide
bombings and other murderous atacks on innocent civilians in Israel
INC, STA D/MTD Foreign nationals who allegedly had been transferred in secret to foreign
countries for detention and interrogation pursuant to “extraordinary
rendition” program operated by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
brought action against company alleged to have taken part in the
program

INC Victims of two shooting incidents in Iraq brought action against security
companies which protected Department of State personnel alleging that
companies were responsible for incidents and asserting claims for war
crimes under the Alien Tort Claims Act, assault and batery, wrongful
death, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and
negligent hiring, training, and supervision. a

OFF MTD/P LON Alien incarcerated in state prison brought civil rights action under the
alien tort statute against various police and court officials, alleging a
violation of his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations (VCCR).
OFF MTD/P SI, P Former detainees at military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sued
Secretary of Defense and commanding officers, alleging they were
tortured

PMTD/P LON Nigerian ZmigrZs sued two foreign holding companies and corporate
officer, under the Alien Tort Claims Statute (ATS) and other laws,
alleging that companies participated in human rights violations against
them in retaliation for their political opposition to companies' oil
exploration activities in Nigeria. The amended complaint (“the
complaint”) alleges that plaintiffs and their next of kin (hereafter
collectively referred to as “Plaintiffs”) were imprisoned, tortured, and
killed by the Nigerian government in violation of the law of nations at
the instigation of the defendants, in reprisal for their political opposition
to the defendants' oil exploration activities.

OFF, AGE MTD/P SI Putative class action was brought by or on behalf of citizens injured or
killed in bombing of Gaza apartment building against former head of
Israeli General Security Service (GSS), alleging war crimes and wrongful
death
OFF DSS SOL Plaintiff brought action and alleged that Defendants engaged in a vast
conspiracy to harm him after he was commited to a psychiatric hospital
in August 2006
INC, IND DSS SI CCTV, produced, broadcasted and disseminated material designed to
“organize and support” the anti-Falun Gong abuses, and to “mobilize
the public to become actively involved in the persecution” of Falun
Gong practitioners. Id. at ¶ 31.CCTV's programs were also intended to
instigate and incite security officials against Falun Gong practitioners.
The CCTV material included programs “stress[ing] the need to use
violence and torture to ‘transform’ Falun Gong practitioners,”id. at ¶ 2,
and systematically portraying the Falun Gong as “violent and
dangerous criminals and murderers who must be eradicated.”Id. at ¶
10.In engaging in this “campaign of propaganda,” id. at ¶ 20, CCTV was
“acting in concert with the Central Commitee of [the ruling Chinese
Communist Party (“CCP”) ], the Ministry of Propaganda,” and “Office
610, the office established by the Chinese Communist Party and its
former chair, Jiang Zemin, to carry out the campaign of
persecution....”Id. at ¶¶ 1, 31.In fact, CCTV is “the mouthpiece of the
Chinese Communist Party and has followed its plans and mandates as
well as those of the Central Propaganda Department.”Id. at ¶ 32.

OFF MTD/P LON Alien detainee, proceeding pro se, sued immigration agent and assistant
chief counsel for Department of Homeland Security for damages,
declaration that defendants' actions were unlawful, and correction of
official records, alleging that defendants falsified and failed to file
immigration forms relating to his pending immigration case, causing
him to be denied release on bond.
INC MTD/P LON After parties brought suit against defendant alleging that Jordanian
bank knowingly provided banking and administrative services that
facilitated the actions of the terrorist organizations, Bank brought third
GDJ party
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former Kuwaiti diplomat, her employer, and State of Kuwait, alleging
former diplomat subjected her to slavery, including trafficking,
involuntary servitude, forced labor, and sexual abuse.

INC MTD/P LON, AP This case concerns the civil tort claims of four Iraqi citizens alleging that
United States government contractor interrogators tortured them during
their detention at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
OFF, IND JTP Plaintiff Cecilia Santos was tortured and assaulted while in custody at
the National Police headquarters in San Salvador. On September 25,
1980, she was arrested and accused of planting a bomb. She was taken to
the headquarters of the National Police where she was electrocuted,
physically tortured with acid, and had an object forced into her vagina.
She spent 32 months in confinement.On September 11, 1980, members of
the National Police entered Plaintiff Jose Calderon's home, forced him to
the ground, and murdered Calderon's father.Plaintiff Erlinda Franco's
husband, Manuel, was abducted, tortured, and killed in 1980. He was a
professor at the National University and was a prominent leader of the
Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR). On November 27, 1980, he
atended a meeting of FDR leadership in San Salvador. While at the
meeting, members of the Security Forces abducted Mr. Franco and five
other leaders of the FDR. Later that day, the bodies of Mr. Franco and
the other five men were found. Each had visible signs of torture.On
August 25, 1983, Plaintiff Daniel Alvarado was abducted by members of
the Treasury Police while atending a soccer game. He was accused of
killing Lt. Cmdr. Albert Schaufelberger, a United States military advisor
in El Salvador. After four days of torture, Alvarado confessed to killing
Schaufelberger. Carranza presided over the ensuing press conference.
After being held in custody for several weeks, Alvarado was questioned
by members of the United States Navy and Federal Bureau of
Investigation about the assassination of Schaufelberger. Alvarado was
unable to provide accurate information about the assassination and
subsequently explained that his confession was coerced through torture.
After imprisonment for over two years, Alvarado fled to Sweden.

Chavez v. Carranza, 559 F.3d 486, 491 (6th Cir. 2009)


INC Liberian rubber plantation workers, both adults and children, brought
action in federal court in California against multinational corporation
and other related defendants alleging forced labor, forced child labor,
poor working conditions, and low wages. Venue was transferred to
Indiana.

D/MTD Acting individually and as representatives of the estates of relatives,


plaintiffs brought action, under the Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), against a former Peruvian
Army officer, alleging, inter alia, extrajudicial killing, torture, and war
crimes arising out of a massacre in a Peruvian village during a civil war.
OFF MTD/P LON During Plaintiff's interrogation and questioning, he maintains that he
asked Defendant Kitchen to provide him with the Panamanian
Consulate's telephone number, address, and requested that he be
permited to call the Panamanian Consulate. He was denied his request
INC V/D Nigerian children and their guardians sued drug company under the
Alien Tort Statute, alleging that drug company violated a customary
international law norm prohibiting involuntary medical
experimentation on humans when it tested an experimental antibiotic on
children in Nigeria, including themselves, without their consent or
knowledge.

D/MTD
INC JTD Labor union and relatives of deceased union leaders brought cause of
action under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection
Act to recover based on alleged recruitment, by executives of United
States corporation's Colombian subsidiary, of paramilitary forces to
torture and murder union leaders. Plaintiffs also asserted wrongful
death and other tort claims under both Colombia and Alabama law.
STA MTD/P SI Holocaust survivors and heirs and beneficiaries of Holocaust victims
brought putative class action against French government and nationally-
run railroad and bank, stemming from alleged confiscation of victims'
money and property prior to deportations to Nazi-run concentration
camps.
IND, INC MTD/P; MTD/WP LON, IPC, Plaintiff, a citizen of Bangladesh, along with the corporation which
NL employed him and a corporation which was a shareholder in the
employing corporation, brought action alleging that defendants, an
individual and another corporation involved in a business dispute with
plaintiffs caused the individual plaintiff to be imprisoned on false
charges and tortured in Bangladesh.

OFF MTD/P FL, NA Plaintiff appeared to be claiming that he was being falsely imprisoned on
account of particular state actors' processing and disposition of
documents plaintiff filed after entry of his judgment of conviction and
sentence in the Circuit Court of Escambia County, Florida.
IND MTD/WP PJ the plaintiffs filed their Complaint [DE # 1] alleging that Sheikh
Hamdan, the Finance Minister of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”),
and other unnamed defendants, participated, in their personal capacity,
in the kidnaping, trafficking, and enslavement of young boys from
South Asia and Africa, some as young as two years old, who were
transported to the UAE and other Persian Gulf countries to serve as
jockeys in camel races. The plaintiffs, former child jockeys and their
parents, in their individual capacities and as personal representatives of
the children, allege that during the course of their enslavement as
jockeys, the children were at times, inter alia, starved, deprived of sleep,
injected with hormones to keep them from growing, and sexually
abused. Plaintiff alleged that defendants engaged in, conspired to
engage in, and/or aided and abeted: (1) slavery or the slave trade in
violation of the law of nations; and (2) forced child labor in violation of
the law of nations. Additionally, the plaintiffs assert state law claims for
batery, assault, intentional and/or negligent infliction of emotional
distress, wrongful death, and survival claims against the defendants

OFF, IND, STA MTD/P IPC Canadian resident, acting pro se, brought action on behalf of himself
and his family against individual defendants and United Arab Emirates
government, alleging that defendants caused his family to suffer false
imprisonment, unlawful seizure of property, mental and physical
torture, and other injuries.
OFF, STA MTD/P IPC Ps allege that Colorado prison tortured him and transferred him in
violation of Oklahoma law.

INC Cuban nationals who resided in Florida brought action against operator
of drydock facility, alleging that operator and the government of Cuba
trafficked them from Cuba to Curacao under threat of physical and
psychological harm, including the threat of imprisonment, and forced
them to work on ships and oil platforms there.

OFF MTD/P LON Plaintiff alleged Defendant had harassed and intimidated him in
violation of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the
“UDHR”) and removed allegations relating to extortion and racial
discrimination.
AGE, OFF MTD/P LON, SI Plaintiff alleged hat he was arrested by federal officers without receiving
notice of his right, guaranteed by the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations, to contact his consulate

INC MTD/P LON Plaintiff claimed that the defendants negligently broadcast inadequate
instructions and failed to warn viewers of the risks of following the
instructions shown on the program
OFF MTD/P LON State prisoner, a Jamaican citizen, brought action against Georgia state
officials, alleging violations of his rights under Vienna Convention on
Consular Relations (VCCR).
AGE, OFF MTD/WP IPC Plaintiff was a prisoner in the custody of the United States Bureau of
Prisons who currently is incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary,
Administrative Maximum, in Florence, Colorado.

OFF MTD/WP IPC Plaintiff Solomon Ben–Tov Cohen is being detained at the Immigration
and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. Mr.
Cohen has filed pro se a Prisoner Complaint claiming that Defendants
have caused him to be denied release on bond. As relief Mr. Cohen seeks
damages, a declaration that Defendants' actions are unlawful, and the
correction of official records.

IND, ORG Plaintiffs brought suit claiming that their decedent was allegedly
tortured and killed by agents of Defendants the Palestinian Authority
(“PA”) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization “PLO”) in the West
Bank.
INC MTD/WP, MTD/P NL, IPC, Plaintiffs are Kurdish women whose husbands were allegedly
FNC imprisoned, tortured, and killed by the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq
and brought suit against defendants for allegedly providing “kickbacks”
to the Hussein regime in connection with their participation in the
United Nations Oil-for-Food Program (the “OFP”).

INC MTD/P IPC, NSA, Residents and workers in Ivory Coast on banana and pineapple
LON plantations filed action against manufacturers, distributors, and users of
agricultural pesticide 1, 2 Dibromo–3–Chloropropane (DBCP) alleging
genocide and crimes against humanity

STA MTD/P LON, SI Plaintiffs alleged that in international waters off the coast of Ecuador, the
United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (“Coast
Guard”), which is owned and operated by the United States, unlawfully
and negligently “stopped, searched, arrested, detained and imprisoned
the Plaintiffs, seized the boat [and] destroyed the cargo and fish owned
by Plaintiffs.”
INC, IND V/D Plaintiff brought action for compensatory and punitive damages against
defendants for conspiring to detain, torture, and cause plaintiff's forced
disappearance

INC PMSJ AGENCY Indonesian villagers brought action against oil corporation, two
American corporate affiliates, and Indonesian subsidiary, alleging
various state law tort claims arising from alleged torture and killings
commited by Indonesian military security force, which was hired to
protect oil field and was paid by subsidiary.

OFF MTD/WP IPC Plaintiff filed complaint that was prolix, repetiive, and overly complex,
alleging civil rights violations and various torts

INC, IND TV Plaintiff, an Iraqi civilian, was imprisoned and tortured at Abu Ghraib.
He brought tort action against those who tortured and conspired with
others to torture him.
STA, OFF, IND MTD/P IPC Federal pretrial detainee who was Canadian citizen and who was held in
county jail brought actions against city and against sheriff, jail
commander, sergeant, jail officers, and United States marshal, in their
official and individual capacities. During Joseph Grieveson's detainment
at the Marion County, Indiana, Jail, he allegedly suffered several atacks
at the hands of other inmates, and one atack by an unnamed jail guard.

INC, IND TV Plaintiff, an Iraqi civilian, was imprisoned and tortured at Abu Ghraib.
He brought tort action against those who tortured and conspired with
others to torture him.

Plaintiff, an Iraqi, was imprisoned and tortured. He brought suit against


defendant whose employees tortured and consipired with others to
INC V/D torture him
Plaintiffs brought this suit against Bo Xilai for human rights abuses that
allegedly occurred while he served as governor of Liaoning Province
OFF MTD/P DI from 2001 to 2004

Plaintiff brought suit because at no time during his arrest in 1988 was he
advised by any federal, state or local law enforcement official of his right
STA MTD/WP, MTD/P LON to consular notification under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention
Alien, a dual citizen of Syria and Canada, brought action against United
States and various government officials under the Torture Victim
FSA Prevention Act (TVPA) and the Fifth Amendment, alleging that after
(Causation being detained and mistreated, he was removed to Syria so that he could
MTD/P ) be interrogated under torture by Syrian authorities.
PMSJ

Ps from Guatemala came to US to pick pines on H-2 VISA and had


ORG, IND GDJ passports
Alien, whoconfiscated and in
was convicted madestatetocourt
workfor
forcibly.
false imprisonment, brought
§ 1983 action against sheriff, sheriff's office, district atorney, and an
unknown investigator, alleging violation of the consular notification
OFF, IND MTD/P LON provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
MTD/WP PJ Improper service. See 2009 opinion.
Detained foreign national brought civil rights action alleging that
officials of State of New York violated Article 36 of Vienna Convention
on Consular Relations by not notifying him that he could contact his
STA MTD/P LON consulate after having been arrested.
Plaintiffs brought suit because family members were tortured by officials
of the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter “Islamic Republic”) and are
OFF being wrongfully imprisoned in Iranian jails
Serra worked on the prison camp grounds as a waterer and supported
the work of the Federal Prison Industries (known as “UNICOR”)
making cable and dairy products. Serra and other prisoners were paid as
OFF MTD/P NA low as nineteen cents per hour for this work.
Parents brought action against Spanish airline, alleging victim was being
deported from Spain back to Nigeria by the Spanish Immigration
authorities when he died aboard Defendant's aircraft. (Id. ¶ 1).
Plaintiffs assert Spanish law enforcement agents facilitated Decedent's
death by giving him tranquilizers, handcuffing him, and chaining him to
his seat, having gagged him with industrial strength rubber before he
was placing him on the flight. (Id. ¶ 3). Plaintiffs further contend the law
enforcement officials took turns beating him. (Id.). Plaintiffs claim that
Defendant acted in concert with the law enforcement officials in
covering the Decedent with a sack so other passengers on the flight
could not see the manner in which he was restrained. (Id. ¶ 5).On June 9,
INC MTD/P P 2007, shortly after takeoff, Decedent died of suffocation.

Four surviving siblings of United States citizen killed in bombing of


airliner over Scotland brought action against the Great Socialist People's
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Libyan External Security Organization
(collectively “Libya”), as well as against a Libyan official convicted of
STA MTD/P NV planning and executing the bombing.
Plaintiffs brought suit against defendant, who was in charge of certain
the case arose
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under military command -- and
the nearby area of Lloccllapampa (a savannah below Accomarca where
crops and some houses were located), looking for members of the
Sendero Luminoso (or Shining Path), a terrorist insurgent group
dedicated to overthrowing the Peruvian government by violent force,
and which had a presence in Accormarca. As reports from the Peruvian
Truth Commission and a Senate Investigative Panel indicated, the
residents of Accomarca were caught between the Sendero Luminoso,
which did not hesitate to exterminate all those who opposed it, and the
military, which was involved in an all-out war to eradicate the terrorist
group.
In this case, relatives of twelve men allegedly tortured, murdered,
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Claims Act or meeting. The soldiers then, on Mr. Hurtado's orders,
brutally beat the men, and raped some of the women. Then they killed
almost all of the residents who had been rounded up with machine-gun
Plaintiff
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OFF, STA MTD/P LON the Albanian Consulate
subsequently went fromfollowing
house to house
his arrest
in Lloccllapampa,
on drug charges. looking for
and killing all who could be found.

Lizarbe v. Hurtado, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109517, 2-3 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 4,
OFF BTP 2008)
Alien incarcerated in state prison brought civil rights action against
various police and court officials, claiming, inter alia, that his rights
under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) were violated
when he was denied opportunity to contact Venezuela Consulate at time
OFF of arrest.

Vietnamese nonprofit group and individual Vietnamese nationals


brought product liability action against chemical companies under
international and United States law, alleging personal injury and
property damage caused by herbicides manufactured by companies and
INC MTD/P LON sold to United States for use during Vietnam War.
Plaintiffs brought action on behalf of a purported class of all Serbs, Jews,
Roma, and former Soviet Union citizens and their heirs and
beneficiaries, all of whom are alleged to have suffered monetary and/or
property losses assertedly caused by the Independent State of Croatia
INC MTD/WP S (“NDH”) during the period April 1941 through May 1945.

Alleged victims of Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon brought action


against officer who was the head of Israeli Army Intelligence at the time,
alleging war crimes, extrajudicial killing, crimes against humanity, and
OFF MTD/P SI cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Plaintiff asserted that Defendants' actions violate the Common Law of
Foreign
the Unitednationals
States; who had allegedly
the United Nationsbeen unlawfully
Charter; apprehended,
the Universal Declaration
transported, imprisoned,
of Human Rights; interrogated
the International and, in on
Covenant some instances,
Civil tortured
and Political
in the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) “extraordinary rendition”
Rights; the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman of
program brought
Degrading action
Treatment or against company
Punishment; alleged to have
the Declaration taken
on the part in
Protection
INC MTD/P NJPQ theall
of program.
Persons From Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; the Vienna
Declaration and Programme of Action (World Conference on Human
OFF MTD/WP IPC Rights); and the statutes and common law of Colorado.
Plaintiff, a Mexican citizen, alleged four claims for relief in his
Complaint in connection with injuries resulting from an accident during
INC MTD/P IPC The defendant,
transport Abdulsalami
on a prison bus. Abubakar, 1Link to the text of the note is a
former member of the military regime that ruled Nigeria from
November 1993 to May 1999. The plaintiffs are Nigerian citizens who
were allegedly wrongfully detained and tortured, or whose parents
were allegedly wrongfully detained and tortured, at Abubakar's behest
OFF SET because they criticized the military regime while it was in power.
Cruise ship passenger brought action, individually and as personal
representative of her husband's estate, against the government of Libya,
alleging various claims arising out of that government's alleged forcible
STA MTD/P LON, IPC removal of passengers from the ship, to be held as hostages.
INC Descendants of victims of 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide brought class
action in state court against German bank defendants to recover money
and property purportedly withheld by defendants during the Otoman
Empire's program of forced relocation and extermination of ethnic
Armenians.
INC MTD/P PAE; LON Plaintiffs are family members of deceased Colombian nationals who
were murdered by “terrorist organizations which received financial
support from Defendants.”

AGE, INC, IND D/MTD THIS IS THE TRIAL OF THE CASE.


Alien asylum seekers sued the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS), INS officials, contractor and contractors employees for abuse
allegedly suffered while detained in contractor's facility under contract
with the INS.
OFF MTD/P NCA Plaintiff's complaint states that in 1986, the Defendant in this case, a state
atorney of Florida, violated his civil rights by failing to advise him of
his rights or acknowledge his status as a foreign national, which resulted
in his illegal conviction.
AGE, IND MTD/P LON P was injured during transportation; sued bus driver, the institution, and
other staff. P allegs that he was "tortured".

INC MTD/WP FNC Plaintiffs, who were officers of a trade union in Guatemala, allege that
following a labor dispute in Defendants' plantation, Defendants
organized an armed gang of employees and agents alongside
government officials, and that this gang kidnaped the Plaintiffs.
Plaintiffs allege that they were tortured, coerced into denouncing the
trade union on the radio, and then exiled. Plaintiffs were granted
political asylum in the United States, and in exchange they testified
against their alleged atackers as part of an agreement with the
Guatemalan government.
INC MTD/D The plaintiffs in this action bring claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act,
28 U.S.C. § 1350 (“ATCA”), against approximately fifty corporate
defendants and hundreds of “corporate Does.” The plaintiffs argue that
these defendants actively and willingly collaborated with the
government of South Africa in maintaining a repressive, racially based
system known as “apartheid,” which restricted the majority black
African population in all areas of life while providing benefits for the
minority white population.
IND, INC MTD/WP PJ The individual defendants are brothers of the royal family of Abu Dhabi
and citizens of the United Arab Emirates. P sued Ds for torture and
other claims.
Plaintiff, a naturalized American citizen of Iranian birth, brought action
pursuant to Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) against the Islamic
Republic of Iran, its Ministry of Information and Security (MOIS), the
Islamic Revolutionary Guards (Revolutionary Guards), and several
Iranian officials, alleging that he was tortured while in the custody of the
Iranian government.

STA, OFF DSS/WP FL/LON Court understands Ruiz to allege that the defendants associated with the
Mexican Army denied or refused Ruiz access to medical care, abused
their authority, and conspired to deprive Ruiz of his rights. Additionally,
Ruiz complains Mexican laws prohibit judicial review of military
tribunal decisions. Finally, Ruiz asserts that the remaining defendants
conspired to deprive him of his labor and other rights.
STA, OFF, AGE MTD/P SI In action arising out of the alleged confiscation and nationalization, by
the Republic of Poland, of property belonging to a Polish Prince, aliens,
the Prince's heirs, brought action alleging that the United States
Government, by entering into a lease agreement with the Polish
Government to build its embassy on that property, violated the Alien
Tort Statute (ATS), the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and the Quiet
Title Act of 1972.
INC MTD/P NJPQ Family members of individuals who were killed or injured when Israeli
Defense Forces (IDF) used bulldozers to demolish homes in Palestinian
Territories brought action against manufacturer of bulldozers alleging
that manufacturer provided IDF with equipment it knew would be used
in violation of international law.
OFF MTD/P SOL Arrestee, who was Nigerian citizen, brought action against arresting
officers under § 1983 alleging he was not informed of his rights under
the Vienna Convention. Invoked ATS for a 10 year SOL.
INC Persons subjected to slave labor by German government during World
War II brought action against German businesses which allegedly
benefited, seeking reparations.
INC JTD Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco
Corporation with gross violations of human rights including
extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region.
INC DSS SI CCTV, produced, broadcasted and disseminated material designed to
“organize and support” the anti-Falun Gong abuses, and to “mobilize
the public to become actively involved in the persecution” of Falun
Gong practitioners. Id. at ¶ 31.CCTV's programs were also intended to
instigate and incite security officials against Falun Gong practitioners.
The CCTV material included programs “stress[ing] the need to use
violence and torture to ‘transform’ Falun Gong practitioners,”id. at ¶ 2,
and systematically portraying the Falun Gong as “violent and
dangerous criminals and murderers who must be eradicated.”Id. at ¶
10.In engaging in this “campaign of propaganda,” id. at ¶ 20, CCTV was
“acting in concert with the Central Commitee of [the ruling Chinese
Communist Party (“CCP”) ], the Ministry of Propaganda,” and “Office
610, the office established by the Chinese Communist Party and its
former chair, Jiang Zemin, to carry out the campaign of
persecution....”Id. at ¶¶ 1, 31.In fact, CCTV is “the mouthpiece of the
Chinese Communist Party and has followed its plans and mandates as
well as those of the Central Propaganda Department.”Id. at ¶ 32.
IND, ORG MEHG/JTD Victims of bombing of United States Embassy in Kenya brought action
for damages against al Qaeda. Following grant of victims' motion for
entry of default, victims moved for ex parte proof hearing and entry of
default judgment.
STA Grandson of former Iranian military officer brought action, under the
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act's (FSIA) state-sponsored terrorism
exception, against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Ministry of
Information and Security (MOIS), alleging that they sponsored the
extrajudicial killing of the officer, who was gunned down on a Paris
street in 1984.

IND MTD/P SI Plaintiffs, members of the Isaaq clan of Somalia, filed this civil action
under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (“TVPA”), 28 U.S.C. §
1350 (Note), and the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”),1 28 U.S.C. § 1350,
against Mohamed Ali Samantar (“Samantar”), a former First Vice
President, Minister of Defense, and Prime Minister of the Democratic
OFF MTD/WP PJ Former
Republicchild jockeys In
of Somalia. and their
their parents, both
complaint, in their
plaintiffs individual
allege that Samantar,
capacities andwho
as the official as personal representatives
was in charge of their
of the Somalia children,
Armed Forcesfiled
in action
the
under Alien
1980s and Tort is
1990s, Statute
liable against
for acts senior government
of torture; officials
extrajudicial of United
killing;
Arab Emirates
atempted (UAE), alleging
extrajudicial killing; that
crimesofficials
againstparticipated,
humanity; warin their
crimes;
personal capacities,
cruel, inhuman, andin kidnapping,
degrading trafficking,
treatment and enslavement
or punishment; and theof
young boys
arbitrary from South
detention Asia
of the and Africa, who were transported to UAE
plaintiffs.
and other Persian Gulf countries to serve as jockeys in camel races.
Defendants moved to dismiss.
IND, INC MTD/P SI, PJ The individual defendants are brothers of the royal family of Abu Dhabi
and citizens of the United Arab Emirates. P sued Ds for torture and
other claims.
INC MTD/WP PJ, LON Plaintiffs allege that Defendants openly associated and conspired with
known members of the paramilitary group, the United Self–Defense
Forces of Colombia (hereinafter the “AUC”) to silence union members,
an act which directly led to the murder of Mendez, a member of the
Union of Workers of the Mining and Energy Industry of Colombia
INC PMTD/P LON Liberian rubber plantation workers, both adults and children, brought
action against multinational corporation and other related defendants,
alleging forced labor, forced child labor, poor working conditions, and
low wages. Defendants filed motions to dismiss for lack of subject mater
jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim.
STA, INC MTD/P LON Personal representative of health care patient's estate and other plaintiffs
brought action against federally funded health care providers, and
federal and state defendants, alleging that they commited multiple civil
rights violations, medical malpractice, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, and
conspired to murder and murdered patient.

INC PMTD NT Ecuadorian citizens and domiciliaries brought action against herbicide
sprayer hired by the Department of State (DOS) to eradicate Colombian
cocaine and heroin poppy plantations, alleging personal injury and
property damage.
IND MTD/P LON Plaintiff, a citizen of Mexico, brought action against her former
husband, alleging that sexual offenses he commited against her in a
National Forest violated federal and Wyoming law.
STA, OFF DSS NCA, In his Complaint, Ruiz asserts various officials of the City of Juarez and
FTEAR the Government of Chihuahua, United Mexican States, have deprived
him of rights under the United Nations Charter (“UN Charter”)1 and the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”.

ORG, IND MTD/WP FNC Former employee, who was citizen of Portugal and Italy, filed wrongful
termination suit against employer, an international organization
headquartered in Switerland, its officers who resided in Switerland,
and its former legal advisor who resided in Kenya, asserting claims
under international and Swiss laws, and federal and New York laws.
OFF MTD/P SI, AOS, Putative class action was brought by or on behalf of citizens injured or
NJPQ killed in bombing of Gaza apartment building against former head of
Israeli General Security Service (GSS) under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and
Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), alleging, inter alia, war crimes
and wrongful death.

INC D/MTD PAE Papua New Guinea (PNG) residents brought class action under the
Alien Tort Claims Act against international mining group based on
allegations that group's mining operations destroyed their island's
environment, harmed the health of its people, and incited a ten-year civil
war.
INC MTD/P LON Namibian tribe brought action, under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and
federal common law, against German company alleged to have
employed slave labor during German occupation of South Africa
between 1890 and 1915.
AGE, STA, OFF MTD/P STA Plaintiff brought action against agents of Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal
Revenue Service (IRS), United States atorneys, Atorney General, DEA,
FBI, IRS, United States Atorney's Office, and United States to recover for
state torts and statutory and constitutional violations in connection with
prosecution and conviction of plaintiff.
In Count 15, Plaintiff asserts a claim under ATS against the Agent
defendants, for arresting him without informing him of his right to
contact the Indian Consulate.
INC MTD/WP NCA his action involves the alleged failure of Defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
to adequately monitor its suppliers' factories in foreign countries to
ensure that the suppliers are treating their employees fairly. The non-
California Plaintiffs are workers in Defendant's suppliers' garment
factories in China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Swaziland, and Nicaragua.
(Complaint 1:10-13.) The non-California Plaintiffs have suffered from
various poor working conditions, including excessive hours or days of
work, withheld pay, confiscation of withheld pay, overtime without pay,
less than minimum-wage pay, denial of overtime pay, less than required
rest periods, lack of safety equipment, denial of maternity benefits,
discrimination because of union activities, and physical abuse.
(Complaint 20:21-30:20.)
In the eleventh claim for relief, two of the non-California Plaintiffs allege
violations of ATS.
OFF MTD/P LON Plaintiff is a citizen of the Dominican Republic. He alleges that in April
1995 he was arrested in Delaware by a patrol police officer. At the time,
the officer advised Plaintiff and another passenger in the car of their
Miranda rights, but Plaintiff is a Spanish speaker, and he did not
understand them. Plaintiff alleges that the officer did not advise him of
his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.

IND This case involves the alleged sexual assault of a female prison inmate
(“Plaintiff”) by a correctional officer (“Defendant”) and comes to the
court as a cause of action for cruel and unusual punishment under the
Eighth Amendment, which applies to the states via Fourteenth
Amendment incorporation.
OFF MTD/WP FTEAR Alien detainees alleging torture by United States military personnel sued
military and civilian supervisors, seeking monetary damages.

OFF SET Alien, citizen from India, brought action against county law
enforcement officials under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) alleging that
officials did not inform him of his right under Vienna Convention on
Consular Relations to notify his consulate of his arrest.
IND U State prisoner brought federal civil rights and Alien Tort Claims Act
complaint against warden and other prison officials.

AGE MTD/P SSP Plaintiff, a German citizen of Lebanese descent, brought action, pursuant
to Bivens and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), against former Director of the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and others, alleging that he was
illegally detained as part of the CIA's “extraordinary rendition”
program, tortured, and subjected to other inhumane treatment.
OFF DSS Colombia citizen arrested and convicted for drug offense. Pro se case for
violation of Vienna Convention and Sixth Amendment claim. Petition for
Habeas.
IND, INC JTP THIS IS THE TRIAL OF THE CASE. Haitian aliens sued former Haitian
armed forces officer alleging extrajudicial killing of one alien's husband,
torture and arbitrary detention of second alien, and fraudulent transfer
of former officer's funds to avoid civil judgment in Haiti, and asserting
claims under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and state law.
This is the trial of the case
OFF MSJ/P FTP Hassan Zakari Fagge, (“plaintiff”), bringing this action against John
Carbone, Mark Stokes (collectively “federal defendants”), William
Fasser, Al Campiana, and Dr. Rajesh Wadhwa (collectively “state
defendants”), alleging that defendants violated his rights under the
Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States
Constitution while he was detained at Monmouth County Correctional
Institution (“MCCI”) by denying him access to adequate medical
treatment and acting with deliberate indifference to his serious medical
condition as an insulin-dependent diabetic
OFF MTD/P NPRA Plaintiff asserts he is entitled to money damages because, after arresting
him, law enforcement failed to advise him of his right, under Article 36
of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (“VCCR”), to contact
the South African consulate.

ORG, IND DSS/P FL, NJPQ The plaintiff alleges that former President William Jefferson Clinton
“stole” the plaintiff's agenda. The plaintiff also refers to his prior
litigation against Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is now a United States
Senator and presidential candidate; prior litigation against then-South
Carolina Atorney General Charles M. Condon; his prior atempt to
appeal his state court convictions for armed robbery to the International
Court of Justice
IND MTD/P LON; ICF Father filed suit against mother under International Child Abduction
Remedies Act (ICARA) seeking return of parties' children whom wife
abducted from the Dominican Republic. Mother filed motion to dismiss
for lack of jurisdiction.

INC MTD/WP PJ The plaintiffs are twenty-three people, one of whom is a citizen of Chile
and the rest of whom are citizens of Argentina, all of whom allege that
the entity now known as DaimlerChrysler Argentina (“DC Argentina”)
collaborated with the Argentine government to kidnap, detain, torture,
or kill the plaintiffs or their relatives during Argentina's military regime
of 1976 to 1983, known as the “Dirty War.”

STA, OFF MTD/P NV Representatives of victims of aircraft terrorism sued Libya, and Libyan
director of airline security, seeking compensation for representatives'
injuries.
AGE, OFF DSS/P SOL Plaintiff, a federal prisoner appearing pro se and in forma pauperis,
brings this civil rights action. Relied on 1350 to extend the SOL.
STA, AGE DSS PJ Torture victim brought suit against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the
Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the Islamic
Revolutionary Guards, and individual Iranian officials, seeking money
damages for torture injuries he suffered while in custody of the Iranian
government.
IND, ORG MTD/P LON Plaintiffs state that they bring this action for damages caused by
Defendants' “acts of terrorism as defined in federal law, and by reason
of related tortious terrorist behavior.” (TAC at 2.) Further, Plaintiffs
specifically allege that the PA and PLO failed to “denounce and
condemn acts of terror, apprehend, prosecute and imprison persons
involved directly, and/or indirectly in acts of terrorism and outlaw and
dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist organizations. lows. Defendant
PA is in de jure and de facto control of territories in the Gaza Strip and in
the Judea and Samaria regions of the West Bank. (Complaint ¶ 1.)
Defendant PLO is in de jure and de facto control of Defendant PA. (Id. ¶
2.) Dismissed Defendant Alkativ was a commander of the Palestinian
General Intelligence Services and of the Al Aksa Brigades in Rafiach, an
official law enforcement agency of the PA responsible for maintaining
public order and prevention of violence and terrorism in the territories
controlled by the PA and PLO. (Id. ¶ 4.) Alkativ also acted as purchasing
agent of armaments for the PA and PLO and such armaments were used
by young Palestinian operatives for acts of terror against Israel and its
inhabitants. (Id. ¶ 4.)The PA and PLO advocated, encouraged, solicited,
facilitated, incited, sponsored, organized, planned and executed acts of
violence and terrorism against Jewish civilians in Israel, Gaza and the
Judea and Samaria regions of the West Bank. (Id. ¶ 6.) The United States
and Israel repeatedly demanded that the PA and PLO take effective
measures to prevent further terrorist atacks. (Id. ¶ 7.) In violation of
their undertakings and obligations under the Oslo Accords and under
international customary law and local law, the PA and PLO refused and
ignored American and Israeli demands to take effective measures to
prevent further terrorist atacks. (Id . ¶ 8.)Defendants PA and PLO
granted financial support to the families of members of the Al Aksa
Brigade who had been captured or killed while carrying out acts of
terrorist violence against Jewish civilians in Israel, Gaza and the Judea
and Samaria regions of the West Bank, thereby providing the Al Aksa
Brigades and its members with strong financial incentive to continue to
carry out the violence and terrorism against such victims. (Id. ¶ 9.)
Defendants PA and PLO, through their respective agents continuously
advocated, encouraged, solicited, facilitated and incited the use of
violence and terrorism against Jewish civilians in Israel, Gaza and the
Judea and Samaria regions of the West Bank. (Id. ¶ 11.)Dismissed
Defendant D'hliz was a convicted terrorist and member of the Al Aksa
Brigades who purchased armaments for the PA and PLO under the
orders of Alkativ.

Saperstein v. Palestinian Auth., No. 04-20225 CIV, 2006 WL 3804718, at *2


(S.D. Fla. Dec. 22, 2006)
INC MTD/P LON After consolidation, by the Multidistrict Litigation Panel, of actions
against multiple defendants, brought by survivors and representatives
of victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist atacks, and insurance carriers,
and after some claims were dismissed, 349 F.Supp.2d 765, two
defendants moved to dismiss claims in class action brought on behalf of
insurance companies.

OFF MTD/P SI Alleged victims of Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon brought action
under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA) against officer who was the head of Israeli Army Intelligence at
the time, alleging war crimes, extrajudicial killing, crimes against
humanity, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
OFF MTD/V LON Plaintiff, a federal inmate proceeding pro se, filed this “Complaint under
the Alien Tort Claim Act 28 U.S.C. § 1350,” alleging that his rights
guaranteed by Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations (“Article 36”) were violated.
OFF MTD/P NCA/IRS Plaintiff contends that he is an illegal immigrant from Uruguay. Plaintiff
asserts that, during his incarceration at the Glynn County Jail, he
informed officials of his status as an illegal immigrant. Plaintiff also
asserts that he was not allowed to contact the consulate of Uruguay, in
violation of the Vienna Convention. Plaintiff avers that the Uruguayan
consulate could have: provided him with vital information concerning
legal representation; notified his family in Uruguay of his arrest;
negotiated a lesser sentence; arranged his deportation to Uruguay; and
arranged to have his sentence completed in Uruguay.

Gandara v. Bennet, No. CIVA CV206-201, 2006 WL 2949324, at *1 (S.D.


Ga. Oct. 16, 2006) report and recommendation adopted, No. CIV.A.
CV206-201, 2006 WL 3289721 (S.D. Ga. Nov. 9, 2006) aff'd on other
grounds, 528 F.3d 823 (11th Cir. 2008)
INC MTD/WP FNC Plaintiffs, citizens of Turkey allegedly injured and imprisoned as result
of a labor dispute in that country, brought action against American soft-
drink manufacturer, its subsidiary, and a Turkish licensee, asserting
claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO), and New York law.
IND MTD/P On March 26, 1998, Mr. Ritchie commenced his first civil action in the
Land Court against the Board seeking a declaration that the Board
breached Mrs. Eddy's 1892 deed of trust (deed of trust) on the ground
that the predecessor members of the Board in 1919 elected a
Massachusets alien to fill a Board vacancy.
INC MTD/P LON Colombian labor union and members sued soft drink botler and others,
claiming that officers and members were intimated, tortured and killed
in violation of Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim
Protection Act (TVPA). Following dismissal of claims against botling
defendants, 2003 WL 1846195, union moved to amend and renewed
motions to dismiss were made.
INC MTD/P Nigerian citizens brought putative class action under Alien Tort Statute
(ATS) against oil companies for facilitating or aiding and abeting
Nigerian government or state actors in violations of international law.
Defendants moved to strike amended complaint or, in alternative, to
dismiss.
IND, ORG GDJ Plaintiffs represent a proposed class of over 5,000 Kenyan citizens who
are the victims, survivors, relatives, and businesses who have suffered
harm as a result of a truck-bomb exploding outside the United States
Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya during August of 1998. Plaintiffs allege that
Defendant Osama bin Laden orchestrated this bombing through the al
Qaeda terrorist network
IND U Migrant farm workers brought action against farm owners and others,
alleging civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO) violations. Farm workers moved to amend the complaint to add
additional defendants, and to add RICO conspiracy claim, and claims
for violations of the Alien Tort Claims Act, and the Thirteenth
Amendment prohibition against slavery, and to strike certain
allegations.
IND MSJ/P LON Current and former residents of the Republic of the Sudan brought class
action under ATS, alleging that Canadian energy company collaborated
with Sudanese government in policy of ethnically cleansing civilian
populations to facilitate oil exploration activities. Energy company
moved to dismiss.

P alleges that a police officer was not helpful and intimidated her.
Plaintiff randomly cites ATS.
INC Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco
Corporation with gross violations of human rights including
extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region.
INC Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco
Corporation with gross violations of human rights including
extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region.
INC Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco
Corporation with gross violations of human rights including
extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region.

AGE MTD/P SOL Plaintiff, a federal inmate proceeding pro se, filed this “Complaint under
the Alien Tort Claim Act 28 U.S.C. § 1350,” alleging that his rights
guaranteed by Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations (“Article 36”) were violated.
IND D/MJNV Current and former citizens of El Salvador brought suit under Torture
Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)
against former El Salvadoran official who commanded security forces,
alleging he was liable for forces' torture of themselves or relatives and
extrajudicial killing of relatives.
After the trial, defendant files motion for judgment notwithstanding the
verdict.
AGE DSS/P SOL Plaintiff, a federal inmate proceeding pro se, filed this “Complaint under
the Alien Tort Claim Act 28 U.S.C. § 1350,” alleging that his rights
guaranteed by Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations (“Article 36”) were violated.
INC PMTD LON Current and former residents of Papua New Guinea (PNG) brought
Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) action against international mining
company, alleging that they or their family members were victims of
international law violations in connection with operation of copper mine
in PNG.
IND MTD/P NCA, NA, Widow of Guatemalan rebel leader, allegedly tortured and killed in that
AOS country by persons working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
brought action against CIA, Department of State, National Security
Council (NSC), and numerous named individual federal government
employees, alleging various claims arising under international law and
common law.

STA MTD/P SI Plaintiff with dual citizenship in the United States and Germany brought
action challenging tax assessments levied by the German government
against plaintiff's deceased father. German government moved to
dismiss, and plaintiff moved for leave to perfect service.
IND MTD/P FTEAR Plaintiff essentially seeks injunctive relief and discovery related to his
allegations that USPLVN staff have intercepted and destroyed legal
materials plaintiff prepared for submission to the United States District
Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiff also claims the lighting
in his segregated cell causes him sleep deprivation and constitutes
“mental de-programming.”

INC, IND MTD/WP FNC Four Florida residents and a Florida law firm brought action against
German bank, German national bank, and others, seeking to recover
damages for allegedly false and defamatory statements made about
them in Germany by German bank spokesmen to German newspapers
which were then, in the first instance, published in the German language
in Germany.
This case arises out of the plaintiffs' alleged exposure to sarin nerve gas,
mustard gas and other chemical weapons when they were deployed in
the Middle East during the Gulf War between January 16, 1991 and April
30, 1991.
INC MTD/P LON Iraqi nationals, estate of deceased Iraqi national, and a class of similarly
situated persons brought action against two private government
contractors who provided interrogators and interpreters to United States
military in Iraq, and others, alleging, inter alia, claims under the Alien
Tort Statute (ATS), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO), and government contracting laws, stemming from alleged acts
of torture inflicted upon them while detained in a prison in Iraq.

IND D/MSJ In action brought against former member of military regime in Nigeria
under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA), by victims and survivors of victims of human rights abuses
allegedly carried out by that regime, defendant moved for summary
judgment on issue of whether plaintiffs had exhausted their Nigerian
remedies.
IND, ORG MTD/P LON Plaintiffs, proceeding in pro se, filed this lawsuit against more than 50
separate defendants. The lawsuit arises out of the six years plaintiff
Daniel Keating-Traynor spent in the care of the San Francisco
Department of Social Services.
OFF, STA MTD/P SI This case raises important issues concerning the arrest, detention, and
treatment of aliens of Middle Eastern origin in the immediate aftermath
of the terrorist atacks of September 11, 2001. The plaintiffs were all
illegal aliens at the time. In broad strokes, their claims in this case fall
into two categories. First, they contend that the government used their
status as illegal aliens as a cover, as an excuse to hold them in jail while it
pursued its real interest-determining whether they were terrorists, or
could help catch terrorists. Second, the plaintiffs claim the conditions of
their confinement flagrantly violated our Constitution.

IND, OFF MTD/P NJPQ Victims and survivors of victims of human rights abuses allegedly
carried out by Chilean government brought action, against the United
States and former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor,
alleging torture, false imprisonment, wrongful death, and intentional
infliction of emotional distress, in violation of Alien Tort Statute (ATS),
Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), common law, and customary
international law.
IND MTD/P Plaintiff's complaint alleges that Defendant J. Jerry Pilgrim slandered
and defamed her, allegedly in response to Plaintiff's efforts to reveal and
obtain redress for a medical industry conspiracy against Plaintiff and
members of her family.

IPC
IND MTD/P Brock alleges he was falsely arrested on November 23, 2005, while
atempting to “reveal a denial of due process” in his son's case to the
City of Huntsville Police Department. Brock contends the notice sent to
his son, Jesse Brock, was not served properly in that it was not sent by
registered or certified mail with a postal receipt.

FL
ORG, OFF MTD/P The first claim appears to seek the impeachment of President George W.
Bush and alleges that under the so-called “Bush doctrine initiation,”
President Bush ordered his subordinates to engage in acts of torture in
violation of the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”)1, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and
the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (“TVPA”)

FL
AGE, OFF MTD/P SSP Plaintiff, a German citizen of Lebanese descent, brought action, pursuant
to Bivens and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), against former Director of the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and others, alleging that he was
illegally detained as part of the CIA's “extraordinary rendition”
program, tortured, and subjected to other inhumane treatment.
STA, INC GSJP NI The claims in this case arise out of the September 19, 1989, bombing of
UTA Flight 772. The flight originated in Brazzaville, Congo, and was en
route to Paris following a layover in N'Djamena, Chad, when it
exploded. The explosion killed all 170 people aboard the DC-10 airplane,
including seven Americans.
OFF MTD/P NJPQ Former residents of Chagos Archipelago, and their descendants, sued
individual employees of United States and the government, seeking
compensation for their forced removal to make way for United States
naval base, leased from Great Britain.

INC MTD/P RJ The Hereros allege that the defendants facilitated Imperial Germany's
genocidal campaign against their tribe between 1890 and 1915.

OFF GDJ Plaintiffs (six torture survivors and families of the disappeared) filed suit
against former Honduran military intelligence chief
INC MSJ/P LON Plaintiff, Anthony Frazer, Personal Representative for the Estate of
Emmanuel Frazer, brings this action for negligence and negligence per
se against defendant, Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI)
OFF MTD Alien, a Syrian native who was a dual citizen of Syria and Canada, sued
United States officials pursuant to the Torture Victim Prevention Act and
the Fifth Amendment, alleging he was held virtually incommunicado for
13 days at the United States border and then was ordered removed to
Syria for the express purpose of detention and interrogation under
torture by Syrian officials.

INC Resident of residential development sued board of directors of


corporation that managed development, individual directors, and their
atorney alleging slander, violations of provisions of the Delaware
criminal code, questions of corporate governance, and violations of the
Delaware Code of Professional Conduct.
OFF MTD/P SI Former detainees at military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sued
Secretary of Defense and commanding officers, alleging they were
tortured. Defendants moved to dismiss.

OFF DSS/P SOL n his petition, Reyes-Sanchez challenges the judgment of conviction on
the grounds that: (1) he had ineffective assistance of trial counsel, (2) his
conviction was obtained by the use of a coerced confession, and (3) the
Milwaukee County Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to convict and
sentence him. Specifically, Reyes-Sanchez states that he is a Mexican
National. Running throughout his claims is the underlying theme that
his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention were violated.
INC MTD/P NCA Namibian tribe brought action, under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and
federal common law, against German company alleged to have
employed slave labor during German occupation of South Africa
between 1890 and 1915.

IND JTP Salvadoran refugees, who claimed that they were tortured by soldiers in
El Salvador during the course of a campaign of human-rights violations,
brought action against Salvadoran military officials who had become
United States permanent residents, alleging violations of the Torture
Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA).
INC, STA, AGE DSS/WP FR Relatives of tsunami victims sued Thailand, hotel, and others for failing
to warn.
STA MSJ Norman Anthony King appeals pro se the district court's summary
judgment in favor of the United States and various federal agencies and
federal officials, in King's action asserting tort, contract, and Bivens
claims relating to his imprisonment in Mexico, extradition to the United
States, and prosecution and convictions for bank fraud, wire fraud, mail
fraud, counterfeiting, and money laundering.

FL
Judgment creditors, who obtained judgment against Islamic Republic of
Iran for injuries sustained in a suicide bombing in Israel carried out by
terrorist organization with the assistance of Iranian material support and
training, atempted to enforce their judgment by seeking to execute or
atach various collections of Persian artifacts in the possession of a
university, a museum, and an individual.
IND, INC JTP Haitian aliens sued former Haitian armed forces officer alleging
extrajudicial killing of one alien's husband, torture and arbitrary
detention of second alien, and fraudulent transfer of former officer's
funds to avoid civil judgment in Haiti, and asserting claims under Alien
Tort Claims Act (ATCA), Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and state
law.

STA MTD/P SI Sudanese stock corporation and its owner brought action against United
States alleging negligence, trespass, and defamation under Federal Tort
Claims Act (FTCA) and violation of law of nations stemming from
destruction of pharmaceutical plant, its fixtures, equipment, and
inventory with cruise missiles launched from United States naval vessels
stationed in international waters. Government brought motion to
dismiss.
INC MTD/P FTEAR, Family of peace activist who was run over and killed by a military
LON, bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, and a number of Palestinians who lived in
NJPQ the Gaza Strip and West Bank, brought action against manufacturer of
bulldozers used by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to destroy homes of
Palestinians, seeking compensatory and punitive damages, reasonable
atorneys fees and costs, and injunctive and declaratory relief including
an order directing manufacturer to cease providing equipment and
services to the IDF. Manufacturer moved to dismiss.
INC Plaintiffs allege that Mercedes-Benz Argentina (“MBA”)-now known as
DaimlerChrysler Argentina (“DCA”)-collaborated with the Argentine
government to kidnap, detain, torture, or kill plaintiffs or plaintiffs'
relatives during Argentina's military regime of 1976 to 1983, known as
the “Dirty War.”
IND JTP THIS IS THE TRIAL OF THE CASE
Current and former citizens of El Salvador brought suit under Torture
Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)
against former El Salvadoran official who commanded security forces,
alleging he was liable for forces' torture of themselves or relatives and
extrajudicial killing of relatives.

INC (NOTE) Nigerian children, and their representatives, brought suit against
American pharmaceutical manufacturer, seeking damages allegedly
sustained when antibiotic with liver and joint damages side effects was
administered to children in Nigeria, without informed consent being
given. Company moved to dismiss.
IND D/MSJ The plaintiffs in this case are a group of Nigerian nationals who allege
that the defendant, General Abdusalami Abubakar, commited grave
human rights abuses while a member of the military regime that ruled
Nigeria from November 1993 to May 1999.
IND MTD/P LON Father filed suit against mother under International Child Abduction
Remedies Act (ICARA) seeking return of parties' children whom wife
abducted from the Dominican Republic. Mother filed motion to dismiss
for lack of jurisdiction.
STA, AGE, ORG MTD/P SI Estate of serviceman and his surviving family members brought action
against Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Ministry of Information and
Security (MOIS), and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,
seeking damages arising from a 1983 Marine barracks bombing in
Beirut, Lebanon, during which 241 American servicemen acting as part
of a multinational U.N. authorized peacekeeping force were murdered
in their sleep by a suicide bomber.

Counsel for alleged enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay


Naval Base, who had sought habeas relief, sought preliminary injunction
allowing them access to their clients and information about their clients'
health status.
IND PMSJ Current and former citizens of El Salvador brought suit under Torture
Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)
against former El Salvadoran official who commanded security forces,
alleging he was liable for forces' torture of themselves or relatives and
extrajudicial killing of relatives.

IND D/MTD Current and former citizens of El Salvador brought suit under Torture
Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)
against former El Salvadoran official who commanded security forces,
alleging he was liable for forces' torture of themselves or relatives and
extrajudicial killing of relatives.
INC MTD/P NJPQ Suit was brought against oil companies, alleging that they aided and
abeted civil rights abuses of Indonesian army by hiring components to
guard natural gas pipeline.

IND MTD/P AOS P brought suit against Prime Minister of the Bahamas and other officials,
alleging that the defendant "deprived him full protection."
OFF MTD/D Citizen from India brought action against county law enforcement
officials under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) for failing to inform him of his
right under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to notify his
consulate of his arrest. The United States District Court for the Central
District of Illinois, Harold A. Baker, J., dismissed action, 131 F.Supp.2d
1024. Citizen appealed.
STA, OFF MTD/P SI Muslim Pakistani pretrial detainee brought action against current and
former government officials, alleging that they took series of
unconstitutional actions against him in connection with his confinement
under harsh conditions after separation from the general prison
population.
STA, ORG, AGE PMTD/P STA Representatives, survivors, and insurance carriers of victims of
September 11, 2001 terrorist atacks brought actions against terrorist
organization responsible for the atacks and its members and associates,
alleged state sponsors of terrorism, and individuals and entities who
allegedly provided support to the terrorist organization, asserting causes
of action under Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), Antiterrorism Act
(ATA), Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), and Racketeer Influenced and
Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as claims under New York
law for aiding and abeting, conspiracy, intentional infliction of
emotional distress, negligence, survival, wrongful death, trespass, and
assault and batery.
IND D/MCC Current and former residents of the Republic of the Sudan brought class
action under ATS, alleging that Canadian energy company collaborated
with Sudanese government in policy of ethnically cleansing civilian
populations to facilitate oil exploration activities. Energy company
moved to dismiss.
IND D/MTD Current and former residents of the Republic of the Sudan brought class
action under ATS, alleging that Canadian energy company collaborated
with Sudanese government in policy of ethnically cleansing civilian
populations to facilitate oil exploration activities. Energy company
moved to dismiss.
IND D/MCI Current and former residents of the Republic of the Sudan brought class
action under ATS, alleging that Canadian energy company collaborated
with Sudanese government in policy of ethnically cleansing civilian
populations to facilitate oil exploration activities. Energy company
moved to dismiss.

STA MSJ/P FL Pro se, frivolous. P is US citizen.


INC, IND SET This is an action by a victim of human trafficking who suffered at the
hands of each of the Defendants. Plaintiff brings this action to secure and
vindicate the fundamental rights afforded to her under federal and state
law.
INC MTD/P LON Iraqi national detainees and spouses of deceased detainees brought
action against two private government contractors who provided
interrogators and interpreters to United States military in Iraq, alleging
claims under the Alien Tort Statute, RICO, and government contracting
laws, as well as claims for assault and batery, wrongful death, false
imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conversion,
and negligence stemming from alleged acts of torture inflicted upon
them at prison in Iraq.
INC V/D This putative class action stems from Plaintiffs' allegations that they
suffered grave injuries from an experimental antibiotic administered by
defendant Pfizer, Inc. (“Pfizer” or “Defendant”) in Nigeria.
IND, ORG PMTD Kenyan victims and family members of victims of bombing outside
American embassy brought action against terrorist and terrorist
organization for orchestrating the bombing, under the Alien Tort Claims
Act (ATCA), and against Afghanistan for providing logistical support to
terrorist organization, under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
(FSIA).

United States citizens who were residents of Puerto Rico brought action
claiming that their inability to vote in presidential elections violated
their constitutional rights and ran contrary to international obligations
of the United States.
INC V/MTD Guatemalan citizens brought action under ATS against owner and
operators of Guatemalan banana plantation, claiming that defendants
were active participants in torture and other human rights violations
designed to put an end to their leadership in trade union activities.

INC MTD/P ICF, PAE Colombian citizens brought action against oil company and private
security firm under Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and state law to recover for their personal injuries and for
deaths of family members during bombing of village by Colombian
military
INC MTD/P ICF, PAE Colombian citizens brought action against oil company and private
security firm under Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Torture Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and state law to recover for their personal injuries and for
deaths of family members during bombing of village by Colombian
military

STA MTD/P NJPQ Former “comfort women” sued Japan, alleging they were abducted and
forced into sexual slavery by Japanese Army prior to, and during, World
War II.
INC D/MTD Current and former residents of the Republic of the Sudan brought class
action under ATS, alleging that Canadian energy company collaborated
with Sudanese government in policy of ethnically cleansing civilian
populations to facilitate oil exploration activities. Energy company
moved to dismiss.
INC, ORG MTD/P LON, Persons who were victims of crimes against them and their property
NJPQ, STA during World War II, their descendants, and associated organizations
sued foreign bank associated with religious state, religious brotherhood,
and alleged successor of former foreign regime, alleging conversion,
unjust enrichment, restitution, right to accounting, human rights
violations, and violations of international law.

Widow of soldier killed in bombing of U.S. Embassy in Lebanon brought


action, pursuant to Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), against
Islamic Republic of Iran
Victims of United States embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya sued
Republic of Sudan under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA),
seeking damages.

STA, AGE MTD/P NI Over 80 plaintiffs, who were victims and families of victims of 1983
bombing of United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, brought action
seeking to assign liability for their injuries to the Islamic Republic of Iran
and its Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
IND D/MCC Current and former residents of southern Sudan brought suit under the
Alien Tort Statute against Canadian energy company and the
government of Sudan, alleging that they were victims of genocide,
crimes against humanity, and other violations of international law at the
hands of defendants who collaborated in a joint military strategy of
ethnic cleansing. Plaintiffs moved for class certification.

STA, IND, AGE SET Family of journalist who was allegedly kidnapped, tortured, and killed
by terrorist organization brought action against Libya, Libyan head of
state, Libyan intelligence agency, and other Libyan officials, alleging that
the defendants provided support to the organization.
IND PMTD P Nigerian nationals, alleging they suffered grave human rights abuses in
that country, brought action against former head of state under Alien
Tort Statute (ATS) seeking damages
INC MTD/WP Corporate shareholder of former German parent company brought
action against successor to subsidiary company and United States
government, seeking to recover assets that were subject of setlement
between subsidiary and government. Successor moved for dismissal.
INC SET Villagers attacked by oil company
IND JTP Survivors of Chilean official filed action against former Chilean military
officer, alleging extrajudicial killing, torture, crimes against humanity,
and cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment.
INC MTD/P LON Vietnamese nonprofit group and individual Vietnamese nationals
brought product liability action against chemical companies under
international and United States law, alleging personal injury and
property damage caused by herbicides manufactured by companies and
sold to United States for use during Vietnam War.

STA MTD/P STA Cruise ship passenger who allegedly was forcibly removed from ship by
Libyan authorities brought pro se action against Libya for compensatory
and punitive damages, alleging batery, false imprisonment, intentional
infliction of emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Hostages kidnapped and tortured in Turkey by Kurdistan Workers
Party (PKK) sued Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), seeking damages for
Syria's alleged support of PKK. Syria moved to dismiss.

IND MTD/WP PJ Member of spiritual movement brought action against former Chinese
(improper government official under Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim
service) Protection Act. The anonymous plaintiff, a practitioner of Falun Gong in
China, claims to have been tortured under the direction of Wang
Xudong, the former Communist Party Secretary for Hebei province

Mexican national who was allegedly detained and beaten by border


patrol agent inside the United States, but outside port of entry, brought
civil rights action against officer.
STA MTD/P SI In eleven cases, petitions were filed on behalf of detainees held as
“enemy combatants” at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba. Government filed motion to dismiss or for judgment as a
mater of law.
STA MTD/P STA Foreign nationals who were captured abroad and detained at United
States naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba filed individual petitions for
writs of habeas corpus challenging legality of their detention and
conditions of their confinement. United States moved to dismiss or for
judgment on the pleadings.

IND, ORG, INC D/MTD urvivors, family members, and representatives of victims of September
11, 2001 terrorist atacks, as well as insurance carriers, brought actions
against al Qaeda, al Qaeda's members and associates, alleged state
sponsors of terrorism, and individuals and entities who allegedly
provided support to Al Qaeda, asserting causes of action under Torture
Victim Protection Act (TVPA), Antiterrorism Act (ATA), Alien Tort
Claims Act (ATCA), and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act (RICO), as well as claims for aiding and abeting,
conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence,
survival, wrongful death, trespass, and assault and batery. Actions were
consolidated by Multidistrict Litigation Panel. Various defendants filed
motions to dismiss.
STA, IND, INC MTD/WP AND NGG Investors brought action under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Voluntary Organizations Act (RICO) and Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), as well as
dismissal with New York law, against government of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani officials
prejudice and individuals, and a Swiss law firm and bank, alleging various forms
of fraud and corruption arising out of a purported program to privatize
oil company owned by the government of Azerbaijan.
STA, IND MTD/P NJPQ Former residents of Chagos Archipelago, and their descendants, sued
individual employees of United States, and government, seeking
compensation for their forced removal to make way for United States
naval base, leased from Great Britain. Defendants moved to dismiss.
IND PGDJ AOS Falun Gong practitioners brought actions against local government
officials of the People's Republic of China (PRC), alleging that
defendants' acts violated the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and the
Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA). In July 1999, Chinese President
Jiang Zemin and other high ranking officials issued statements declaring
Falun Gong to be an illegal organization and orders initiating a
widespread governmental crackdown against Falun Gong and its
practitioners. Liu Compl. ¶ 30. In October 1999, the People's Congress,
the Chinese national legislature, passed a series of laws outlawing
“cults,” defined to include Falun Gong. Id. As a result, according to the
Plaintiffs, over 100,000 practitioners have been subjected to some form of
“punishment,” including arrest and detention in prison facilities, labor
camps, and mental hospitals, brutal beatings, starvation, and other
forms of torture, including electric shock and nerve-damaging drugs.
Liu Compl. ¶ 31; Xia Compl. ¶ 19. Plaintiffs allege many have died while
in the custody of law enforcement or prison personnel. Id.1
INC MTD/P LON Actions were brought by three groups of plaintiffs, on behalf of
individuals who suffered damages as a result of crimes of apartheid in
South Africa, alleging, among other things, that multinational
corporations which did business in apartheid South Africa, violated
international law and thus were subject to suit in federal district court
under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA).
IND GDJ Plaintiff, proceeding under pseudonym, brought action against former
chief of security for organizer of El Salvadoran paramilitary groups,
under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA), alleging that former security chief was complicit in 1980
assassination of El Salvadoran archbishop.

AGE, INC, IND D/MTD Alien asylum seekers sued the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS), INS officials, contractor and contractors employees for abuse
allegedly suffered while detained in contractor's facility under contract
with the INS.
INC MTD/P NI, LON German citizens brought action against successor of German
corporation which allegedly profited during the Nazi regime and failed
to turn over assets belonging to Holocaust victims.
OFF GDJ Plaintiff supporters of Falun Gong filed suit against defendant local
governmental officials of China for torts commited in violation of
international and domestic law
OFF, ORG MTD/P DI Zimbabwe nationals who were alleged victims of torture and terror in
Zimbabwe brought class action against Zimbabwe president and foreign
minister, and their political party, invoking Alien Tort Claims Act
(ATCA), Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and norms of
international human rights law. United States Department of State
submited Suggestion of Immunity on behalf of defendants.
IND D/MTD Current and former citizens of El Salvador brought suit under Torture
Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)
against former Salvadoran security official, alleging he was liable for
forces' torture of themselves or relatives and extrajudicial killing of
relatives. Official moved to dismiss complaint.
IND JTP Haitian aliens sued former Haitian armed forces officer alleging
extrajudicial killing of one alien's husband, torture and arbitrary
detention of second alien, and fraudulent transfer of former officer's
funds to avoid civil judgment in Haiti, and asserting claims under Alien
Tort Claims Act (ATCA), Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and state
law.
IND MTD/D Canadian resident, acting pro se, brought action on behalf of himself
and his family against individual defendants and United Arab Emirates
government pursuant to Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), alleging that
defendants caused his family to suffer false imprisonment, unlawful
seizure of property, mental and physical torture, and other injuries.

STA, IND MTD/P NPRA, plaintiffs seek to hold defendants, the United States of America and
NSA Henry Alfred Kissinger, liable for injuries they and their relatives
sustained at the hands of persons in Chile whose efforts led to and,
thereafter, sustained the regime of General Augusto Pinochet. A
successful coup on September 11, 1973, however, led to the repressive
regime of General Augusto Pinochet. After the coup, from 1973 until
1978, the Chilean Directorate of National Intelligence (“DINA”), headed
by General Manuel Contreras Sepúlveda, coordinated a scheme of brutal
repression, including a system of arrests, torture, execution, and
disappearances, to control the activities of and eliminate individuals
associated with the political left who opposed Pinochet's regime.
ORG MTD/P LON Descendants of Jews murdered during Holocaust in Belzec death camp
in Poland brought action under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) seeking
preliminary injunction to stop Jewish organization from continuing to
fund construction of trench which ran through site of camp. Defendant
brought motion to dismiss.
AGE, INC, IND MTD/D In two separate actions consolidated for discovery purposes,
undocumented aliens, who were detained at Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) facility pending determination of their
asylum status, sued private company that operated facility under
contract with INS, alleging that they were tortured, beaten, and
otherwise mistreated by guards and subjected to inadequate living
conditions. Various motions were brought, including the private
company's motion for summary judgment and discovery motions.

IND, AGE DDJ HOS Chinese and American members of spiritual movement sued former
president of People's Republic of China and Chinese-government office
allegedly established to suppress movement, alleging that Chinese
members were subjected to human rights abuses and that American
members were prevented from traveling to Iceland during president's
visit there. In July 1999, President Jiang issued an edict outlawing Falun
Gong. This edict was followed by mass arrests, allegedly farcical trials,
torture, forced labor, “re-education,” and the killing of members.
The appellants filed this lawsuit against President Jiang and Office 6/10
on October 18, 2002. The appellants' complaint, recites, inter alia, claims
of torture, genocide, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, as well as other
claims related to the appellants' freedom of conscience, movement, and
religion.
STA, AGE, OFF GDJ On July 19, 1982, plaintiff David S. Dodge, the 59–year old Acting
President of the American University of Beirut (“AUB”), was kidnapped
in broad daylight while walking home from work on AUB's campus in
Beirut, Lebanon. He was held captive for one year at various locations in
Lebanon and Iran by soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and an
organization of civilian Shiite Lebanese known as Hizbollah, a politico-
paramilitary group.
INC MTD/P s Descendant of heir to German corporation sued German banks, alleging
that before and during World War II banks, in conjunction with Third
Reich, had stolen Jewish heirs' stock as part of “Aryanization” process.

STA, AGE, IND, MSJ/P LON Plaintiff, a Mexican national acquited of murder after being abducted
OFF and transported to the United States to face prosecution, brought action
under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
against United States, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents, former
Mexican policeman, and Mexican civilians, alleging that his abduction
violated his civil rights.
Opinion Damages Others Violation of? Lawyer Contact
Information

Court granted in part and denied in part Undisclosed but Torture, cruel,
plaintiff's motion for initial and plaintiffs' legal inhuman, and
jurisdictional discovery fees were covered degrading
treatment,
arbitrary
detention,
indefinite
detention, free
speech

Court affirmed the dismissal of the Rape, extrajudicial


complaint, finding that the presumption killings, arbitrary
against extraterritoriality applies to detention,
claims under the ATS and that nothing expropriation of
in the statute rebuts that presumption. property
In an opinion that specifically addressed Writ of cert denied
claims against two defendants (Saudi
Joint Relief Commitee and the Saudi
Red Cresent Society), the court held that
allegations were insufficent to establish
jurisdiction pursuant to the
noncommercial tort exception to the
FSIA

PJ for some of Ds and not others. Case decided in tandem Terrorism


with below. Two
separate opinions
because too many issues
involved.

Court affirmed the dismissal of Litigation remains Terrorism


plaintiffs' suit, finding that allegations ongoing but ATS and
were insuffiicent to state claims for TVPA claims are
violation under ATA, ATS, and TVPA. resolved.
Specifically, the court found that: (1)
plaintiffs failed to allege that defendants
prximately caused their injuries under
ATA; (2) no universal norm against
terrorism under law of nations; (3)
TVPA only provides liability for natural
persons; (4) plaintiffs failed to show that
defendants owed them a duty
victims failed to state a claim for No longer active Rape
accessorial liablity under ATS for Father
Carrier and Ms Carter.
Jean-Charles v. Perlit, 937 F. Supp. 2d
276, 282 (D. Conn. 2013)

Since the common law head of state Extrajudicial


immunity survived enactment of the killings
TVPA, the defendant, as president, is
immune from plaintiffs' TVPA claims.

Court held that defendants did not have Indefinite


sufficient contacts wiht the US to justifiy detention
personal jurisdiction, jurisdictional
discovery is inapprorpriate, plaintiffs
should have leave to replead

Court affirmed the dismissal of Arbitrary


plaintiffs' claims. Plaintiffs' allegations detention
were insufficient to show they were
subject to arbitrary detention or that
defendants were subject to aiding and
abeting liability.
However, detention—even prolonged
detention—is not actionable under the
ATS if detainees have been afforded
adequate process, such as apprisal of the
charges against them and the
opportunity to challenge those charges
at trial.

Tymoshenko v. Firtash, No. 11-CV-2794


KMW, 2013 WL 1234821, at *7 (S.D.N.Y.
Mar. 26, 2013)
Court found that plaintiff failed to state Cased closed for Torture,
a claim against the named defendants statistical purposes and extrajudicial
because he failed to show how they no longer active killings
were liabile as having ordered or
participated in plaintiff's torture or his
wife's murder. "While a defendant
need not have actually inflicted torture
on a putative plaintiff to be liable under
the TVPA, he or she must have
authorized, assisted, or at least played
some culpable role in the torture or
extrajudicial killing".

Kafutwa v. Solicitor Gen., No. CIV.A.


13-147, 2013 WL 950803, at *2 (E.D. Pa.
Mar. 12, 2013)

Ds engaged in acts of piracy under the Petition for cert denied Piracy
ATS in April 2015. Motion
practice continues in
district court. Appears
to be on discovery on
court claims and
sanctions motions.
Court dismissed the claims against the No longer active Free speech,
PRC on the basis of sovereign immunity extrajudicial
and dismissed the remaining claims for killings,
lack of third-party standing to enforce kidnapping,
the rights of others and for failing to arbitrary detention
state a claim to enforce his own rights
under the ATS.

Court granted defendant's motion for Setled for $80,000 Prisoners rights
the entry of partial summary judgment on section 1983
except as it relates to the failure to failure to intervene
intervene claim asserted against claim.
defendant Fraser and the retaliation
claim interposed against defendant
Goodman

Court granted corporate defendant's Reversed on appeal Rape


MTD because of plaintiffs' inadequately August 2014 and
pled complaint and because plaintiffs remanded to lower
failed to establish that the corporation court. Doe v. Robertson,
was liable for the actions of its officers. 751 F.3d 383 (5th Cir.
2014). Reversal on the
issue of qualified
immunity only on the
Bivens claims.
Court held that: (1) detainees were Affirmed in Allaithi v. Torture
cleared as non-enemy combatants did Rumsfeld, 753 F.3d 1327
not render invalid certification under (D.C. Cir. 2014).
Westfall Act by the atorney general; (2)
detainees had failed to exhaust
administrative remedies; and (3)
defendants were entitled to qualified
immunity

Court held that the lower court Voluntarily dismissed. Human


improperly atempted to place experimentation
conditions on a vactur of void entry of
default judgment

Court recommended that President Biya Adopting report: 2013 Arbitrary


of Cameroon be dismissed as a WL 665618 detention
defendant from the suit on grounds of
sovereign immunity
Court held that (1) sanctions order was Consildated with Jesner Terrorism
not subject to appeal under the collateral v. Arab Bank, PLC,
order doctrine and (2) bank was not Docket No. 13-03605.
entitled to writ of mandamus vacating
district court's order

Court granted plaintiff leave to proceed Case is closed. Torture, arbitrary


in forma pauperis and dismissed the detention
complaint without prejudice to allow
plaintiff to file an amended complaint
Court determined that plaintiff had not Due process
asserted a claim which falls under the
ATS and thus recommended that
summary judgmnet be granted without
prejudice

Racial discrimination and expropriation Due process


aren't actionable under the ATS
Court granted motion to consolidate the Motion to dismiss in
case with another, Yu Ping Li (12-3504) light of Kiobel. March
2015 have pending
motion to dismiss and
request for a pretrial
docket. Docket has not
been updated since
then.

Court dismissed the action and Adopted 2013 WL Due process,


specifically plaintiff's ATS claim because 1819218. prisoners rights
he failed to provide any information
about the factual or legal basis for his
ATS claim. Indeed, plaintiff failed to
identify a treaty of the US that applied
and did not establish the basis for his
claim that defenatn violated the law of
nations.

Court held that: (1) it had jurisdiction


under the state-sponsored terorrist
exception to FSIA; (2) defendants were
liable for wrongful death and
intentional infliction of emotional stress;
and (3) award of $300,000 in punitive
damages was appropriate
Court held that: (1) plaintiffs stated a Setled ATS claims were Torture, arbitrary
claim for conspiracy under ATS; (2) dismissed by court on detention
political question doctrine did not 6/5/2013 in response to
preclude court from hearing claims Kiobel. TVPA claims
under the ATS and TVPA; (3) act of state survived SJ and were
doctrine did not bar court from hearing allowed to proceed;
victims' claims. As such, defendant's Kiobel deemed not to
moton to dismiss was denied affect them. 1/29/14.
Court granted defendant's motion to Prisoners rights
dismiss but denied the motion to
dismiss as to one defendnat for batery.
However, all ATS claims were dismissed
with prejudice because plaintiffs failed
to state a claim against defendants
which relief can be granted

Court found that plaintiff's claims were Free speech


against a clearly immune defendant and
that plaintiff lacked standing to assert ht
erights of other psersons allegedly
oppressed by the Chinese government.
Furthermore, plaintiff's own claims
about the abridgement of his rights fail
to state a claim against any defendant
under the ATS
Court held that (1) plaintiffs sufficiently Terrorism
alleged defendant "transacted business'
in NY and (2) allegations demonstrated
that plaintiffs' claims arose from bank's
transactions in NY. Court remanded to
district court to assess the issue of
corporate liability under Kiobel.

Court affirmed the lower court's No longer active Due process


dismissal of plaintiff's complaint
without leave to amend because
complaint cannot be cured by
amendment

Court held recommended that plaintiff's Report adopted 2013 Prisoners rights
complaint be dismissed for failure to WL 84919.
state a claim upon with relief may be
granted, this dismissal shold be
considered a strike within the meaning
of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, and
the court certified that an in forma
pauperis appeal will not be taken in
good faith
Court found that jurisdiction was Due process
wanting because the lawfuit against the
defendants is against the US, which has
not consented to be sued under the ATS

Court affirmed the dismissal of Exprorpriation of


plaintiff's complaint because Germany property
had soveriegn immunity and thus the
court lacked subject-mater jurisdiction

Court dismissed plaintiff's suit and No longer active Prisoners rights


found that an appeal from this decision
could not be taken in good faith. With
regards to the ATS claim, the court
found that plaintiff failed to allege that
defendant violated the law of nations

Court affirmed dismissal because there Extrajudicial


was insufficent evidence of an killing
international norm prohibiting
extrajudicial killings that are not the
result of state action. Other claims were
too vague
Court affirmed grant of defendant's Destruction of
motion to dismiss on grounds of property
personal jurisdiction pursuant to NY's
long-arm statute, on substantially the
same gounds as the district court

Court held that the district court Defendant agreed 08/28/2012 DEFAULT Torturer, abitrary
properly deferred to State Department's to an entry of JUDGMENT AGAINST detention,
position that the defendant be denied default judgment MOHAMED ALI extrajudicial
head of state immunity and that the against him with SAMANTAR.SIGNED killing
defendant was not entitled to foreign damages set at $21 BY DISTRICT JUDGE
official immunity for jus cogens million LEONIE M.
violations BRINKEMA ON
8/28/12. (YGUY)
(ENTERED: 08/28/2012)
Court found that plaintiffs sufficiently Default judgment Human
stated a claim against defendants under against trafficking, forced
the TVPA, ATS, RICO, FLSA, and under Defendants labor
Florida state and common law claims Roberto
and granted plaintiff's motion for final Villanueva and
default judgment Redelina
Fernandez, jointly
and severally,in
excess of $14
million in the
following
amounts:
1. $809,517.41 to
Plaintiff Jose
Auingan;
2. $818,582.04 to
Plaintiff Robert
Bautista;
3. $755,501.50 to
The court denied plaintiff's motion to Plaintiff Aries
reinstate the case because the Caluya;
exceptional circumstances standard was 4. $890,234.41 to
not met due to plaintiffs' abandonment Plaintiff Irene
of its appellate rights in Guatemala. David;
5. $556,438.29 to
Plaintiff Percival
De Quiros;
6. $883,857.89 to
Plaintiff Denlit
Fausto;
*2 7. $774,471.90 to
Plaintiff Jeanete
Halup;
8. $787,338.91 to
Plaintiff Arnold
Laxamana;
9. $822,013.63 to
Plaintiff Roma
Court held that the current President of Lim; War crimes
Rwanda was immune from suit under 10. $775,910.54 to
foreign head of state immuntiy Plaintiff Lucille
Liwag;
11. $890,854.67 to
Plaintiff Roy
Magnifico;
12. $777,453.11 to
Plaintiff Aris
Ordonez;
13. $446,237.70 to
Plaintiff Bonifacio
Ramos;
14. $1,283,018.09 to
Plaintiff Cesar
Ramos;
15. $751,991.86 to
Plaintiff Rezza
Real;
16. $342,208.32 to
Plaintiff Ritche
Relampagos;
17. $516,766.37 to
Plaintiff Ross
Ripotola;
18. $663,527.17 to
Plaintiff Raul
Rueda;
Court held that: (1) material fact dispute For a total Later dismissed.
existed as to whether survivors were on judgment of
inquiry notice that defendans had made $13,545,923.81.
illegal oil payments in Iraq; (2) there was
no evidence that plaintiffs' inability to
acquire essential facts underlying claims
resulted from failure to exercise
reasonable diligence; and (3) twelve
plaintiffs who were not listed in caption
of original complaint were parties to
that complaint
Court held that: (1) group was not genocide, gang
entitled to jurisdictional discovery as to rape, torture,
Indian politician; (2) entry of default extrajudicial
was not warranted on group's ATS and killings, property
TVPA claims against political party; (3) destruction
political party could not be liable under
TVPA; (4) stay was warranted of
indivdiuals' ATS claims against political
party; (5) limited jurisidictional
discovery was warranted on political
party's motion to dismiss human rights
advocacy group's claims; and (6) motion
to amend complaint was premature
Court granted the motion for partial SUBSEQUENT CASE Extrajudicial
dismissal and defendant's motion for HISTORY: 767 F.3d killings
summary judgment because plaintiffs 1229.
had exhausted every possible avenue for
relief--had already brought this case

Plaintiff failed to make any allegations Due process,


as to law of nations or treaty of the US prisoners rights
that pertain to his claims
Court held that the defendant was Extrajudicial
immune from suit in light of the U.S. killings
government's suggest of immunity

Court entered total judgment of $21 Judgment of $21 Appeal dismissed (4th extrajudicial
million, consisting of $1 million in million, consisting Circ. 12-2178) (Feb 03, killing, torture,
compensatory damages and $2 million of $1 million in 2014) cruel, inhuman,
in punitive damages for the three compensatory and degrading
individual plaintiffs and four damages and $2 treatment or
represented estates million in punitive punishment,
damages for the arbitrary
three individual detention; crimes
plaintiffs and four against humanity,
represented estates war crimes
Court held that: (1) denial of MTD on expropriation of
political questions grounds was not an property
immediately appealable collateral order;
(2) pendent appellate jurisdiction was
not warranted; (3) banks failed to show
clear and indisputable right to issance of
writ of mandamus

Court held that: (1) it lacked personal Terrorism


jurisdiction over NY-based non-profit
organization; (2) plaintiff lacked
standing to bring action under ATS; (3)
plaintiff failed to state a claim under
ATS; (4) oil companies could not be
liable under TVPA; (5) plaintiff failed to
state a claim under TVPA; and (6)
amendment to complaint would be
futile
Court held that: (1) it lacked pendent Exprorpriation of
appellate jurisdiction; (2) denial of property
banks' MTD on political question
grounds was no a collaterally
appealable order; (3) order denying
banks' MTD for lack of personal
jurisdiction was no effectively
reviewable; (4) banks had a clear right to
dismissal for lack of personal
jurisdiction; (5) extraordinary
circumstances rendered mandamus
appropriate; (6) banks lacked
continuous and systemic contacts that
would render them essentially at home
in US

Court vacated the denials of defendants'


motions to dismiss for lack of subject-
mater jurisidction and remanded for
further consideration of the exhaustion
issue. Court found that plaintiffs had
not exhausted their Hungarian remedies
and had not yet provided a legally
compelling reason for their failure to do
so, they had not established that their
expropriation claims fall within an
exception to the FSIA's grant of
sovereign immunity. In addition, the
court found that plaintiffs suing the
national railway had not established yet
that the railway was engaged in
commercial activity in the United States,
as required to apply the expropriation
exception to the FSIA.
Court granted motion to dismiss case
without prejudice because Ps hadn't
taken any action in the case.

Court held that the defendant was Torture, arbitrary


immune under head of state immunity detention, due
for ATS and TVPA claims. process
Court denied motion to intervene by After a bench trial Funds partially released Kidnapping,
U.S. vicitms of the FARC and held they on damages, in October 2014 torture
lacked subject-mater jurisdiction under Plaintiff sought
ATS because intervenors' interest in and obtained the
defendant's assets was not protectable Default Judgment,
and because that interest is not impaired which awarded
by plaintiff's action Plaintiff $36.8
million in
damages. (ECF
No. 42).

Court held that: (1) conduct toward No longer active Human


plaintiff did not violate any customary trafficking, forced
international law prohibiting slavery, labor
forced labor, or invluntary servitude; (2)
conduct toward plaintiff did not
constitute exploitation to violate law
prohibit human trafficking; (3) TVPRA
did not apply retroactively; (4) genuine
issues of material fact precluded
summary judgment on FLSA claim; (5)
plaintiff's oral contract was void under
NY State of Frauds

Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint for None Motion to amend was Due process,
not filing adequate complaint and denied on 3/5/2013 prisoners rights
failing to state causes of action
Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint for None Due process,
not filing adequate complaint and prisoners rights
failing to state causes of action

Court dismissed plaintiff's ATS claims Prisoners rights


because there is no basis for concluding
that the alleged mistreatment violated a
norm of international character accepted
by the civilized world and further
plaintiff failed to allege a basis for
finding defendant vicariously liable
under ATS. Although sexual abuse in
general may be universally condemned
as cruel, the sexual abuse alleged here is
not actionable under § 1350 because the
specific conduct does not meet an
internationally accepted definition of
sexual abuse and does not threaten
serious consequences in international
affairs.

Guzman-Martinez v. Corr. Corp. of


Am., No. CV 11-02390-PHX-NVW, 2012
WL 2873835, at *12 (D. Ariz. July 13,
Court
2012) dismissed plaintiff's ATS and No longer active Prisoners rights
Bivens claims
Court held that there was no specific No longer active
personal jurisdiction or general personal
jurisdiction for a defendant

Court held that contractor did not have Due process


implied cause of action under Bivens
for alleged vioaltions of his substantive
due process rights

Court held that: (1) class failed to rebut Human


certification under FELRTCA; (2) claims experimentation
against government officials were
barred under FTCA's foreign country
exception; (3) government officials were
not personally involved in any
violations of class members' Fifth and
Eighth Amendment rights; (4) factors
weighed in favor of vacating director's
default; (5) director was entitled to
statutory immunity under IOIA
Court held that appeal was frivolous No longer active Due process
and warranted dismissal. ATS claims
were not tort commited in violation of
the law of nations

Court held that denying contractors' See 758 F.3d 516 Torture
MTD on claims of law-of-war defense,
Saleh preemption, or Mangold
immunity were not subject to
interlocutory appeal under collateral
order doctrine
Court held that only a natural person is Torture,
an individual who can be held liable extrajudicial
under TVPA killings
Court held that: (1) defendants were Later dismissed Due process,
foreign state within meaning of FSIA; arbitrary
(2) commercial activities exception to detention,
FSIA did not apply; (3) expropriation inadequate
exception to FSIA did not apply; (4) medical treatment
court could not exercise either general
or specific personal jurisdiction over
defendants

Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint, None Due process


finding that the ATS claim did not
pertain to a tort that has atained the
status of a binding customary norm

Court granted plaintiffs motion to


voluntarily dismiss the case

Court rejected defendant's claims that Setled for $13 million Rape
ATS claims were barred by the 10-year but not on the ATS
SOL. claims.
Court held that: (1) alleged conduct did Piracy
not violate international norms
prohibiting privacy; (2) whalers were
likley to succeed on merits of their claim
that organization violated COLREGS;
(3) whalers failed to establish
irreparable harm; (4) public interest
weighed against issuing a preliminary
injunction; (5) organization was likely to
prevail on its unclean hands defense

Court granted defendant's MTD Child custody


Court held that: (1) it would ceritfy to Terrorism
NY high court question of whether
foreign bank's maintenance of
correspondent bank account and use of
that account to effect wire transfers
constituted transaction of business for
PJ in NY; (2) it would certify to NY high
court question of whether Israeli
residents' claims arose from bank's
transaction of business in NY

Court dismissed plaintiff's suit based on Extrajudicial


diplomatic immunity and head of state killings
immunity.

Court affirmed the dismissal of Torture,


plaintiff's claims for lack of jurisdiction inadequate
under Rule 12(b)(1) medical treatment,
religious abuse
Court granted motion to dismiss Affirmed in No. 12-
because the case presented a 55484.
nonjusticiable political question.

Court granted defendant's MTD and Torture,


dismissed plaintiff's complaint. extrajudicial
Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration killings
was denied
Court granted defendant's MTD because None Subsequent case history: Arbitrary
the court lacked subject-mater 741 F.3d 136. detention
jurisdiction

Court granted defendant's MTD because Subsequent history Torture, arbitary


of sovereign immunity about juridisdiction of detention
MCA.
Court denied defendant's motion for Judgment entered Torture,
summary judgment based on a failure to against defendant extrajudicial
exhaust local remedies Aquino for killings
$4,205,000 againts
4 plaintiffs each
receiving
$1,051,250

Court denied plaintiff's motion for Prisoners rights


reconsideration because dismissal was
appropriate

Court granted defendant's motion to None Discrimination


dismiss because plaintiff failed to state a
claim under TVPA
Court ordered defendant's motion for After lengthy Terrorism, torture
sanctions to be denied and also ordered proceedings, district
plaintiff's motion for sanctions to be court dismissed case on
denied. Court recommended that 11/21/2012
district court grant defendant's MTD
and dismiss complaint with prejudice

Court held that punitive damages were None Human trafficking


available under TVPA but that civil
remedy provision in TVPA did not
apply retroactively
Court held that: 91) prohibition of SUBSEQUENT CASE War crimes,
genocide was universal to give rise to HISTORY: 133 S.Ct. genocide, race
ATS claim; (2) residents stated claim for 1995 discrimination,
genocide; (3) prohibition against war crimes against
crimes was universal to give rise to ATS humanity
claim; (4) residents stated a war crimes
claim; (5) alleged crimes against
humanity did not give rise to ATS claim;
(6) international norm prohibiting
systemic racial discrimination did not
give rise to ATS claim

Court affirmed dismissal of complaint No longer active Exprorpriation of


due to lack of subject mater jurisdiction property
and the fact that takings claue of FSIA
did not provide jurisdiction. "'Thou
shalt not steal' is not part of the law of
nations'"

Court reversed and remanded with torture


instructions, finding that tort claims
arising out of alleged torture were
federally preempted under FTCA

Court held that manufacturer was not Terrorism


individual subject to suit under TVPA
and that aiding and abeting claims
were precluded under ATS -- which
must have the intent of pupose

Court granted plaintiff's applicaton to torture


proceed in forma pauperis and
dismissed the complaint for being
frivolous
Court denied plaintiffs' motion to Not Yet war crimes,
compel the testimony of a third-party, extrajudicial
the former president of Colombia killings, crimes
against humanity

Court granted plaintiff's motion to


voluntarily dismiss the case

Court reversed and remanded grant in extrajudicial


part and denial in part of defendant's killings, crimes
MTD. Court found that political liberty, security of
question did not bar ATS but that person, freedom of
plaintiffs failed to state claims against assembly, and
defendants under ATS freedom of
association

Court granted defendant's motion to MTD/WP. Torture Torture, due


dismiss in part and dienied the motion claims dismissed on process
in part. TVPA claims remained with 3/2/12. Ps delayed in
court and were unaffected. filing 3d amended
complaint so their
claims were dismissed.
Court denied defendant's motion to Case turns into 69 Genocide, crimes
dismiss or transfer venue F.Supp.3d 750, N.D.Ill., against humanity
Sep. 24, 2014, which is
ongoing,

Court grants plaintiff's motion to Later dismissed arbitrary


proceed in forma pauperis, denies the detention, cruel
motion for appointment of counsel, and inhuman and
directs the plaintiff to show cause why degrading
this action should not be dismissed treatment, due
process
Court held that it had personal and
subject mater jurisdiction, there was
sufficient information to find that
defendants provided material support
and resources to the terrorist
organization that carried out the atacks,
choice of law pointed toward the laws of
US forums

Court granted defendant's motion to Not Yet SUBSEQUENT CASE Extrajudicial


dismiss. Specifically, the ATS claim was HISTORY: 5th Circuit killing
dismissed because statute did not waive affirmed in 757 F.3d 249.
US's sovereign immunity Rehearing en banc
granted and is pending.

Court granted plaintiff's motion to


voluntarily dismiss the case
Court affirmed the denial of defendant's
motion to dismiss in part and reversed
in part.
Court granted defendant's motion to None Judgment affirmed Exprorpriation of
dismiss because Germany was immune 12/03/2012. property
from suit under FSIA

Court dismissed the case without


prejudice and closed the case because
plaintiff failed to serve the defendants

Court denied defendant's motion to


dismiss
Court granted defendant's motion to Prisoners rights
dismiss because prisoner failed to
exhaust his administrative remedies
under the TVPA

Court affirmed the grant of summary Forced child labor


judgment for defendants on other
grounds. Though corporate liability was
possible under ATS, children did not
show under Alien Tort Statute that
corporate manufacturer and its officers
had utilized hazardous child labor on
rubber plantation in Liberia in violation
of customary international law

Court affirmed in part and reversed in Subsequent case history: Extrajudicial


part (and remanded) from plaintiff's 527 Fed.Appx. 7, 2014 killings, torture,
appeal of lower court's grant of motion WL 4746256. This rape, arbitrary
to dismiss. litigation is ongoing. detention
Court granted motion to dismiss for Later dismissed Prisoners rights
most defendants and denied in part
motion to dismiss for 2 defendants.
Plaintiff accepted dismissal of TVPA
claim and ATS claim was dismissed
because plaintiff failed to allege a tort in
realtion to his confinement

Court dismissed all claims of plaintiffs


against certain defendants without
prejudice for lack of jurisdiction and
dismissed all claims against other
defendnats with prejduice

Court dismissed plaintiff's claims N/A


because court lacked subject-mater
jurisdiction (Court of Federal Claims)
and interest of justice did not warrant
transfer to another court
Court affirmed grant of motion to Later dismissed Exprorpriation of
dismiss for lack of subject-mater property
jurisdiction

Court granted defendant's motion to


dismiss because Mr. Carpenter failed to
establish personal jurisdiction over
Chile's Minister of Justice. Plaintiff failed
to alleged that his causes of action
stemmed from those permited by NY's
long-arm statute. His causes of action
did not stem from business conducted
in New York, contracts to supply goods
or services to New York, or tortuous acts
within New York. Instead, they derived
from the Individual Defendants
performing quintessentially
Court affirmed the grant of defendant's Later dismissed for torture, cruel,
governmental tasksThere
motion to dismiss. in Chile.
was no cause rehearing en banc inhuman or
of action under ATS for plaintiff's claims 09/19/2011 degrading
because the Westfall Act allowed the US treatment
to substitute itself as D.
Court granted defendant's motion to
dismiss withotu prejudice

Court affirmed the grant of motion to None Torture,


dismiss because allegations of non-state kidnapping
torture were not recognized as
violations of LON
Plaintiffs' claim fails as a mater of law Later voluntarily War crimes
and must be dismissed. The Second dismissed
Circuit has held that corporations
cannot be held liable for violations of
customary international law.

Kaplan v. Al Jazeera, No. 10 CIV. 5298,


2011 WL 2314783, at *8 (S.D.N.Y. June 7,
2011)

1 Anti–Terrorism Act (ATA) did not The case was dismissed Extrajudicial
preclude terrorism claims based on ATS; by the 11th Circuit on killing,
2 terrorism in general, as well as Kiobel grounds -- No. kidnapping,
providing material support to a terrorist 12-14898 hostage taking
organization, are not actionable claims 01/06/2015.There was a
under ATS; mandate issued as to
3 plaintiffs adequately alleged state Chiquita.
action for purposes of its torture and
extrajudicial killing claims under ATS;
4 plaintiffs sufficiently stated war crimes
claim under ATS;
5 plaintiffs sufficiently stated crimes
against humanity claim under ATS;
6 plaintiffs sufficiently stated claim of
producer's liability for aiding and
abeting group's international law
Court granted
violations underdefendant's
ATS; and motion to Plaintiffs were See subsequent entries. Human
dismiss based
7 plaintiffs on lack of
sufficiently jurisdiction
stated claim ofand awarded $80 Judgement is ultimately trafficking, forced
sovereign
producer'simmunity
conspiracy liability under million in never enforced. labor
ATS. damages total

Court reversed and remanded lower Later dismissed SUBSEQUENT CASE Extrajudicial
court's grant of motion to dismiss HISTORY: 767 F.3d killing
because plaintiffs had standing and pled 1229.
cause of action cognizable under ATS
Court granted plaintiff's motion for
entry of default judgment for punitive
damages

Court reversed and remanded lower Kidnapping,


court's grant of motion to dismiss arbitrary
because court could exercise personal detention, torture,
jurisdiction over defendant based on extrajudicial
agency theory. killings

Court denied defendant's motion to SUBSEQUENT CASE Expropriation of


dismiss because it did have subject HISTORY 692 F.3d 661 property
mater jurisdiction and dismissal on
grounds of FNC was not appropriate.
Defendants contend that in the instant
action Plaintiffs are presenting claims
that are novel and not supported by
law. However, Defendants have not
shown that novel claims cannot be
made, nor have Defendants pointed to
any precedent explicitly foreclosing the
instant action. See Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F.Supp.2d 1080, 1090
(N.D.Cal.2008) (explaining that “Sosa
reaffirmed Filartiga [v. Pena–Irala ], 630
F.2d [876] at 881–82 [ (2d Cir.1980) ],
which relied on non-self-executing
treaties as evidence of customary
international law” and the court
“reiterated the pre-Sosa holding in
Flores v. Southern Peru Copper Corp.,
414 F.3d 233 (2d Cir.2003) that non-self
executing treaties can be used as
evidence of customary international
law”). Defendants contend that
“genocide by looting and aiding and
abeting genocide by looting are not, per
Sosa, universally accepted and
specifically defined [contemporary
international law] violations.” (OTP
Mem. Dis. 14). Defendants cite no
controlling precedent that has expressly
agreed with Defendants' position. (OTP
Mem. Dis. 14–15).Genocide by looting
and aiding and abeting genocide by
looting falls within the limited scope of
jurisdiction recognized in Sosa.
Genocide has been recognized as a
violation of the norms of international
character accepted by the civilized
world and of contemporary
international law.

Holocaust Victims of Bank Theft v.


Magyar Nemzeti Bank, 807 F. Supp. 2d
689, 693 (N.D. Ill. 2011) vacated and
remanded sub nom. Abelesz v. Magyar
Nemzeti Bank, 692 F.3d 661 (7th Cir.
Swarna has not argued that the Forced labor,
allegations in the complaint constitute a Slavery
violation of the norm against slave
trading. Therefore, Swarna has not
adequately pled a claim under the ATS,
and I need not address defendants'
preemption argument, nor the
argument that the ATS does not apply to
exclusively domestic conduct.

Swarna v. Al-Awadi, No. 06 CIV. 4880


PKC, 2011 WL 1873356, at *3 (S.D.N.Y.
May 12, 2011)
Court granted motion to dismiss the
complaint in its entirety. Neither the
ICCPR nor the UDHR is a source of an
indepndent cause of action, so there was
no subject mater jurisdiction

Court affirmed the grant of defendant's No longer active Torture, arbitary


motion to dismiss detention, cruel,
inhuman, and
degrading
treatment

Court denied defendant's motion to Default judgment Human


dismiss because Trafficking Victims against trafficking, forced
Protection Reauthorization (TVPRA) did defendants: 1. labor
not preclude workers' human trafficking $809,517.41 to
and forced labor claims under the ATS Plaintiff Jose
Auingan;

2. $818,582.04 to
Plaintiff Robert
Bautista;

3. $755,501.50 to
Plaintiff Aries
Caluya;

4. $890,234.41 to
Plaintiff Irene
David;

5. $556,438.29 to
Plaintiff Percival
De Quiros;

6. $883,857.89 to
Plaintiff Denlit
Fausto;
7. $774,471.90 to
Court affirmed the judgment of the
District Court for substantially the same
reasons stated in the District Court
decision

Court held that it did not have subject None Expropriation of


mater jurisdiction over TVPA claims property
and judgment was unenforceable.
Plaintiff filed in state court instead of in
federal court.

Court denied defendant's motion to Defendant setled Rape


dismiss because the heinous acts with plaintiffs for
commited by defendant against young $725,000
children constituted a cause of action
Court granted defendant's motion to None Affirmed on Dec. 14. Human trafficking
dismiss because the court has no 2014 WL 6863587.
personal jurisdiction over defendants
and the proposed action is barred by the
SOL

Court affirmed the grant of defendant's None Torture,


motion to dismiss because organization extrajudicial
was not a natural person and plaintiffs killings
had no cause of action cognizable under
federal-question jurisdiction statute

Court affirmed the grant of defendant's None Genocide, war


motion to dismiss because district court crimes,
lacked subject mater jurisdiction under expropriation of
ATS property
Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint Expropriation of
because ATS did not provide the Court property
with subject mater jurisdiction since
plaintiff failed to prove that acceptance
of painting constituted a violation of
LON

Court dismissed plaintiff's claims Prisoners rights


against many defendants and granted in
part and denied in part plaintiff's claims
against other defendants. ATS claims are
dismissed in their entirety.
Court granted plaintiff's motion to Summarily affirmed by Annexation
dismiss because the court lacked subject the DC Circuit 2011 WL
mater jurisdiction over plaintiff's claims 4917030

Magistrate granted defendant's motion Prisoners rights


to dismiss with regards to ATS claims
(later reversed in part)
Court reversed and remanded lower Later dismissed extrajudicial
court's grant of motion to dismiss killing
because the children had standing, pled
cognizable action under ATS, could sue
for damages under TVPA

Court recommended that the


government motion to dismiss be
granted for lakc of subject mater
jurisdiction under FSIA
Court denied plaintiff's motion for class Apartheid
certification and disallowed ATS claims
because the defendant was a
corporation

Court granted motion to dismiss on ATS Expropriation of


claim because plaintiff failed to allege a property
cognizable tort against defendant

Court granted defendant's motion to None Due process


dismiss because plaintiff failed to state a
claim upon which relief could be
granted. ATS provided no substantive
rights that could be the subjec tof any
claim violation. Furthermore, plaintiff
failed to show that US waived its
sovereign immunity
Court affirmed the grant of defendant's Due process
motion to dismiss on different grounds.
ATS claims were filed after the 10-year
SOL period had expired

Court affirmed the district court's


dismissal of plaintiff's suit with
prejudice.

Court granted plaintiff's motion to


voluntarily dismiss the case
Court granted defendant's motion to Breach of contract
dismiss because plaintiff failed to allege
a proper violation of a treaty or
violation of LON
Court granted defendant's motion to None Due process
dismiss because plaintiff failed to allege
sufficient facts to state a claim to relief
that is plausible on its face. This suit is
frivilous.

Court granted defendant's motion to None P's son was Extrajudicial


dismiss, finding that the fateh lacked subsequently killed by killing
standing and failed to establish third the Obama
party standing to bring claims. administration.
Furthermore, threat of a future state-
sponsored extrajudicial killing was not
cognizable tort under ATS, and political
question doctrine barred judicial
resolution of the suit
Court granted defendant's motion for Human
summary judgment and denied trafficking, forced
plaintiff's motion for summary labor
judgment. Court treated plaintiff's ATS
claims as TVPRA claims because 1) The
Court
ATS had granted
never defendants'
been appliedmotions to
to claims 770 F.3d 170 Torture
dismiss because2)complaint
*domestically* failed to by
ATS is preempted state
athe
claim for violation of TVPA b/c Ds
TVRPA
were not acting under color of law, were
not individuals, and also TVPA did not
allow aiding and abeting liability.
Court granted plaintiffs motion to
dismiss the complaint without prejudice

Court denied plaintiff's motion for Counterfeiting


default judgment because plaintiff failed
to establish subject mater jurisdiction --
D wrote 2 bad checks.

Court denied defendant's motion to


dismiss because indictment was
sufficient to charge foreign nationals
with piracy
Court referred the case for mediation War crimes,
environmental
harm, race
discrimination

Court found that ATS did not apply None Prisoners rights
because plaintiffs claims did not identity
violation of law of nations

Court determined that summary None Forced child labor


judgment in favor of denfedants was
appropriate because plaintiffs failed to
allege that conduct constituted violation
of law of nations
Court found that it would be futile to Torture
add the TVPA claims and since the court
has already ruled on the issues, granting
motion to amend would violate the
doctrine of law of the case
Court denied defendants' motion to 09/30/2012 ORDER. Expropriation of
dismiss for lack of subject mater FOR THE REASONS property
jurisdiction STATED IN THE
ORDER,
DEFENDANTS' JOINT
MOTION TO DISMISS
103 THE SECOND
AMENDED
COMPLAINT IS
GRANTED, WITH
PREJUDICE. ALL
OTHER MOTIONS
TERMINATED AS
MOOT IN LIGHT OF
THE DISMISSAL. CASE
TERMINATED.
SIGNED BY THE
HONORABLE
EDMOND E. CHANG
ON 9/30/2012.MAILED
NOTICE(CHANG,
EDMOND) (ENTERED:
09/30/2012)

Though court had S-M jurisdiction, Forced child labor


corporate liability was not rule of
customary international law actionable
under ATS
In this instance, Plaintiffs allege that Environmental
Defendants (and/or their subsidiaries) harms
intentionally violated recognized health
and safety standards in disposing of
certain chemicals at manufacturing
facilities in two Brazilian cities. Plaintiffs
admit in their response briefs that it is
unclear whether the ATS would support
a claim for such acts. This court believes
it is clear that it would not. It goes
without saying that recognized health
and environmental standards differ
within the States of this country, let
alone between the countries of the
world. See Beanal v. Freeport–
McMoran, Inc., 197 F.3d 161 (5th
Cir.1999) (dismissing claims brought
under ATS by Indonesian citizen stating
that there was no showing that there is
any customary international norm
which could be identified with respect
to environmental responsibility).
Plaintiffs' assertion that there exists
some enforceable international norm
upon which they may proceed under
Court
the ATS previously grantedbyplaintiff's
is not sustained the
motion for default
aspirational judgment
conventions theyagainst
cite in
defendants for ATS
support thereof. Theclaims. 2d Cir.
allegations of the
reversed
Amendeddefault and remanded
Complaint for
contain a reference
further proceedings.
to certain agreements1 which Plaintiffs
refer to as treaties and contend amount
to sufficient international standards for
this court to accept jurisdiction under
the ATS, but, as pointed out by
Defendants, none of these so-called
treaties or international agreements has
been ratified by the United States. In the
end, this court concludes that there is no
basis under the “law of nations” for it to
invoke jurisdiction pursuant to the ATS.

Viera v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 1:09-CV-


0495-RLY-DML, 2010 WL 3893791, at *3
(S.D. Ind. Sept. 30, 2010)
Court denied defendant's motion for MSJ on Oct. 08, 2010
leave to file amended answer to
plaintiff's first amended complaint

Court affirmed the district court's denial Case is stayed and has
of immunity to defendant under the been for quite some
FSIA. The court dismissed the appeal as time.
to the remaining issues.
Second Circuit held that corporations torture,
could not be held liable under the Law extrajudicials, rape
of Nations because they are not
"persons" and no corporation has been
held liable by an international tribunal
before.

Court granted MTD for defendants who Case setled on Kidnapping,


were deemed heads of state buy denied 3/8/13. Can't figure arbitrary
MTD for two other defendants out how much for detention, torture
-- I could only find
documents
refering to the
notice of
setlement, filed
March 18, 2013,
but not the
setlement amount
Court granted defendant's motion for ATS claims dismissed Environmental
summary judgment, treating it as a by DC Circuit but harms, health
motion to dismiss, because plaintiffs foreign law claims are harms
failed to establish standing because they proceedigng.
hadn't established causation and injury.

Court granted motions to dismiss for a Not Yet MTD/WP Terrorism


number of defendants because plaintiffs
failed to provide requisite factual
allegations that defendants aided and
abeted terrorist activities in terms of
mens rea. Also torture was not
commited by the Ds and there was
insufficient aiding and abeting.
Court affirmed summary judgment for Jury found for Crimes against
defendant on TVPA claims because defendants humanity,
corporation was not a natural person environmental
and affirmed partial summary judgment harms
for defendant because DOHSA
preempted ATS survival claims. Trial
completed on 12/03/2008.

Court adopted magistrate's


recommendation that applied 4-yr
Florida statute of limitations.
Court granted defendant's motion to Forced child labor
dismiss for failure to state claims upon
which relief could be granted because
plaintiffs could not establish aiding and
abeting liability under ATS

Court granted motion to dismiss None Extraordinary


because government, an intervenor rendition, torture
defendant, validly asserted that the state
secrets privilege warranted dismissal of
litigation

Court determined that plaintiff's suit None Due process


was untimely and SOL barred suit for
ATS
Claim foreclosed by law of case --
previous 2d Cir. opinion held this was
not a violation of the ATS

Court granted MTD for all defendants Due process,


except the US because of insubstantial excessive force,
Bivens actions denial of health
care.

Court dismissed case with prejudice Probably setled The case only had state Torture, cruel
following stipulation of the parties (see Drimmer) law claims pendant inhuman and
when it was voluntarily degrading
dismissed so that the treatment
setlement is not
atributable to the ATS.
Court granted motions to dismiss Setled privately. Extrajudicial
because state action was lacking for ATS See docket. killing
and TVPA claims, any ATS exception to
state action requirement did not apply,
and exercise of supplemental
jurisdiction over state law claims was
not warranted.

Court affirmed dismissal of action


because it did not find any reversible
error
Court denied defendant's motion to Confidential Source for the setlment: War crimes,
dismiss. The weight of authority thus setlement reached htp://ccrjustice.org/Al- torture
shows that a claim of war crimes may be Quraishi-v-Nakhla-L3
asserted against private actors apart
from any of state action. And, as the
Fourth Geneva Convention provides,
war crimes can include “torture or
inhuman treatment” and “wilfully
causing great suffering or serious injury
to body or health.” Fourth Geneva
Convention, art. 147. Accordingly,
Plaintiffs' war crimes causes of action
(Counts 7–9), premised as they are upon
the acts of torture and mistreatment
they allegedly suffered at the hands of
Defendants, are properly asserted
against Defendants as private actors.

Al-Quraishi v. Nakhla, 728 F. Supp. 2d


702, 747 (D. Md. 2010) rev'd sub nom.
Al-Quraishi v. L-3 Servs., Inc., 657 F.3d
201 (4th Cir. 2011) on reh'g en banc sub
nom. Al Shimari v. CACI Int'l, Inc., 679
F.3d 205 (4th Cir. 2012)

Court affirmed final judgment in favor Extrajudicial


of defendants because a single murder killing
did not constitute violation of LON

Court granted motion to reconsider Forced child labor


regarding issue of delaying compliance
of discovery obligations
Court granted motion for sanctions Terrorism
against defendant for failure to meet its
discovery obligations and denied
motion for reconsideration
Court recommended that the action be None Child custody
dismissed for lack of subject mater
jurisdiction

Court affirmed judgment dismissing on subsequent case history: Due process


MTD claims against 2 defendants but 2011 WL 2490947, 487
vacated judgment of dismissal against Fed.Appx. 669
other defendants
Court granted defendant's motion to Torture, arbitary
dismiss because plaintiff failed to detention, cruel,
establish direct, aiding and abeting, inhuman, and
conspiratorial liability because he didn't degrading
plead intent/purpose, only knowledge. treatment
Furthermore even though bank was
partially state-run, it was not controlled
by nor did it control the police.

DISMISSAL AGAINST SOME Terrorism


DEFENDANTS FOR LACK OF
PERSONAL JURISDICTION. W/R/T
THE ATS AND TVPA"“[T]he mens rea
standard for aiding and abeting liability
in ATS actions is purpose rather than
knowledge alone.” Presbyterian Church
of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc., 582
F.3d 244, 259 (2d Cir.2009). Thus, an
individual who knowingly, but not
purposefully, aids and abets in the
violation of international law, is not
subject to liability under the ATS.
Although the availability of a conspiracy
theory of liability under the ATS is still
open to debate, the Second Circuit has
held that, “[e]ven assuming, without
deciding, *494 that plaintiffs could
assert such a theory in an ATS action, an
essential element of a joint criminal
enterprise is a criminal intention to
participate in a common criminal
design.” Id. at 260 (internal quotation
marks omited). “Therefore, under a
theory of relief based on a joint criminal
enterprise, plaintiffs' conspiracy claims
would require the same mens rea as
their claims for aiding and abeting.”
Id.44 It may reasonably be inferred,
from the pleadings, that DIB knew that
the material support it provided to al
Qaeda, in the form of banking and
financial services, would aid the al
Qaeda in the commission of a terrorist
atack against the United States.
Plaintiffs do not allege that DIB had any
knowledge of the nature or specifics of
the planned terrorist atacks of 9/11.
Thus, the pleadings fail to demonstrate
that DIB purposefully aided and
abeted, or conspired with others to
hijack an aircraft. Accordingly, the
claims pled under the ATS for violation
of international law must be dismissed.

In re Terrorist Atacks on Sept. 11, 2001,


718 F. Supp. 2d 456, 493-94 (S.D.N.Y.
2010) aff'd on other grounds, 714 F.3d
109 (2d Cir. 2013) ++++++++++++++++++++
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+The plain language of the TVPA
explicitly limits primary liability to
individuals only. A corporation or other
entity may, however, be subject to
liability under the TVPA for aiding and
abeting an individual who, acting with
Court affirmed dismissal of plaintiff's
complaint on grounds that there was a
lack of subject-mater jurisdiction

Court dismissed ATS claim because Due process


plaintiff failed to allege any tort in
violation of LON
The D.C. Circuit siting en banc held Destruction of
that the “law-of-nations claim [fell] property
squarely within [the political question
doctrine] because it would require [the
court] to declare that the bombing of the
El–Shifa plant was ‘mistaken and not
justified.’ Whether an atack on a foreign
target is justified—that is whether it is
warranted or well-grounded—is a
quintessential ‘policy choice and value
determination constitutionally
commited for resolution to the halls of
Congress or the confines of the
Executive Branch.’”

Court recommended that plaintiff's Due process


complaint be dismissed because the
claims are barred by SOL and because
Vienna Convention does not provide a
private cause of action.
The Supreme Court, Justice Stevens, Torture
held that an individual foreign official
sued for conduct undertaken in his
official capacity is not a “foreign state”
entitled to immunity from suit within
the meaning of the Foreign Sovereign
Immunities Act (FSIA)

Samantar v. Yousuf, 560 U.S. 305, 130 S.


Ct. 2278, 176 L. Ed. 2d 1047 (2010)

Court adopts the report and


recommendations of the magistrate
judge and incorporates it in its decision,
overruling all objections.

Court recommended the dismissal of Later dismissed because Terrorism


the case without prejudice because ATS P failed to challenge
does not waive sovereign immunity. magistrate's report and
Also totally unclear how D injured P -- recommendation. 390
court does not state the relationship Fed.Appx. 236
between the two.
Property seizure did not amount to None SUBSEQUENT CASE Expropriation of
"mental torture" and did not rise to the HISTORY: 425 property
level of torture necessary to violate the Fed.Appx. 5.
LON.

Court granted motion to dismiss on one Extrajudicial


cause of action and denied motion to killings
dismiss on threE causes of action.
Plaintiff failed to allege facts that rose to
crime against humanity.
Court dismissed sua sponte complaint None Torture, arbitary
for lack of subject mater jurisdiction detention
because plaintiff failed to allege
violation of LON. Implied though not
stated this is because the torture cannot
be atributed to a state, but only to
private individuals and that impliedly
rejecting theory of command
reponsibility.

Court affirmed lower court's grant of None Due process,


MTD sua sponte because claims were prisoners rights
not cognizable under ATS because cruel
inhuman and degrading treatment isn't
actionable unlike torture.
Court affirmed grant of MTD for Prisoners rights
defendants because ATS did not apply
to plaintiffs' claims since they are not
aliens

Court found that the magistrate judge


was correct in his conclusion that
plaintiff's MSJ should be denied,
defendants' cross-motion should be
granted, and that the case should be
dismissed.
Court found judgment for plaintiffs
because sovereign immunity was
waived and could be held liable

Insufficient intent under an aiding and Terrorism


abeting standard. (Purpose rather than
knowledge.) TVPA claims lacked
enough of a nexus to color of law and
also weren't against a natural person.
Court granted defendant's MTD because MTD/WP Terrorism
there was insufficient business to subject
it to PJ under NY's long arm statute
Court dismissed case because plaintiff JUDGMENT
filed at least three lawsuits dismissed for DISMISSING CASE
failure to state a claim and thus was WITHOUT PREJUDICE
barred from proceeding in forma FOR LACK OF
pauperis PROSECUTION ;
SIGNED BY JUDGE
ROBERT HOLMES
BELL (JUDGE ROBERT
HOLMES BELL, KCB)
(ENTERED: 04/16/2010)
Court recommended that defendant's DISTRICT COURT'S Discrimination
motion for summary judgment be ADOPTION OF
granted the complaint be dismissed MAGISTRATE'S
REPORT: 2010 WL
1439939

Court affirmed the grant of MTD Retaliation


against plaintiff
Court declined to certify issue for ATS claims Forced labor
appeal relating to ATS claim about subsequently dismissed.
whether plaintiffs have stated an ATS 2013 WL 4511354.
cognizable claim, whether the TVPRA
preempts any such claim, and whether
any such claim also requires state action.
It held that claims for involuntary
servitude do not require state action.

Court granted defendant's motion to Torture


dismiss because national's allegations of
nonstate torture were not recognized as
violations of LON. Follows Sanchez-
Espinoza.
Court granted MTD on ATS claim None Torture
because once US was substituted for
individual defendants, sovereign
immunity barred suit

Court granted in part, denied in part, Confidential out of Case was transferred to extrajudicial
and reversed in part defendants' motion court setlement. the Eastern District of killing
to dismiss and for transfer of venue. Setlement not North Carolina on Feb.
Court found it lacked PJ, claims were based on ATS or 26, 2010. r. 16, 2011 86
insufficient to establish conspiracy TVPA. ORDER of US Court of
jurisdiction, contractor was not subject Appeals - The Court
to liability under ATS and TVPA and DISMISSES appeal,
Court
venue granted
would be intransferred
part and denied in part
to North Appeal
upon suchis all about
terms as Terrorism
defendant's
Carolina. RE:MTD. ATS claims
The ATS, the courtshould corporate
have been liability
agreed to under
by
survive
concluded because they
that the allege violation
plaintiffs had not of the
the ATS. Consolidated
parties, pursuant to
LON, court pled
sufficiently has jurisdiction,
war crimes ANDand do not
that with other of
Rule 42(b) Arab
the Bank
Federal
pose NJPQ
the defendant as a private entity could cases.
Rules of Appellate
not be found liable. Procedure as to 83
Notice of Appeal filed
by ESTATE OF
MARANI AWANIS
MANOOK. (Fogle, L.)
(Entered: 03/17/2011)
Court stayed the proceedings pending or the foregoing Terrorism
the resolution of Doe v. Exxon Mobil reasons, final
judgment against
Al Qaeda will be
entered for the
above 374
plaintiffs by way
of a separate
Judgment Order in
the amount of
$161,309,500 per
person.

Mwani v. Al
Qaeda, No. CV 99-
125 (JMF), 2014
WL 6463227, at *4
(D.D.C. Nov. 18,
2014)
Because the LCRA, Setlement Later, it was found that Expropriation of
Agreement, and Executive Order FSIA did not shield the property
specifically and comprehensively state against liability.
withdraw any exception to sovereign 811 F.Supp.2d 53. This
immunity that may be provided in the was affirmed in 2012
FSIA with regard to Defendants' pre– WL 6608941, D.C.Cir.,
2006 support of terrorist acts, this Court Nov. 27, 2012. Case was
lacks subject mater jurisdiction over the voluntarily dismissed.
Libyan Defendants.
Court dismissed plaintiff's suit with 407 Fed.Appx. 785 Due process,
prejudice because he failed to assert arbitrary detention
violations of LON -- he sustained no
injuries from the detention.

Court granted defendant's motion to


dismiss because the court could not
establish personal jurisdiction over the
banks, the defendants.
Court dismissed the case with prejudice
against defendants

Court affirmed grant of MTD for None Due process


defendants because US was immune
from suit. Court claimed the Westfall
Act required substitution of the D with
the United States, which was immune
from suit because the ATS was
jurisdictional and did not provide a
cause of action.

Court affirmed denial of defendant's Default judgment $300,000 have been extrajudicial
motion to vacate default because court entered with recovered so far killing, torture,
had subject mater jurisdiction to enter damges of $4 crimes against
default judgment, service was proper, million in humanity
and defendant failed to demonstrate compenatory and
requisite extraordinary circumstances to $15 million in
warrant vacation of default punitive
The District Court, Henry H. Kennedy, Terrorism
Jr., J., held that balance of interests
favored court's discretionary transfer of
action.

Ps weren't bringing wrongful death


suits on their own behalf -- therefore
they lack standing under the TVPA.
Additionally, the ATS claims are
prevented by res judicada. Therefore, Ps
have no standing to bring such claims.
Ps requested leave to amend their
complaint. Court granted this leave.
3 plaintiffs were not required to Human trafficking
establish state action in order to state
claims under ATS;
4 human trafficking and forced labor
were actionable under ATS;
Court affirmed grant of MTD for Arbitrary
defendants because plaintiff failed to detention, torture
state a claim against officials for
violation of TVPA. SEE: Accordingly, to
state a claim under the TVPA, Arar must
adequately allege that the defendants
possessed power under Syrian law, and
that the offending actions (i.e., Arar's
removal to Syria and subsequent
torture) derived from an exercise of that
power, or that defendants could not
have undertaken their culpable actions
absent such power. The complaint
contains no such allegation. Arar has
argued that his allegation of conspiracy
cures any deficiency under the TVPA.
But the conspiracy allegation is that
United States officials encouraged and
facilitated the exercise of power by
Syrians in Syria, not that the United
States officials had or exercised power
or authority under Syrian law. The
defendants are alleged to have acted
under color of federal, not Syrian, law,
and to have acted in accordance with
alleged federal policies and in pursuit of
the aims of the federal government in
the international context. At most, it is
alleged that the defendants encouraged
or solicited certain conduct by foreign
officials. Such conduct is insufficient to
establish that the defendants were in
some way clothed with the authority of
Syrian law or that their conduct may
otherwise be fairly atributable to Syria.

Arar v. Ashcroft, 585 F.3d 559, 568 (2d


Cir. 2009)

Court dismissed plaintiff's case with On October 15, 2009, War crimes
leave to amend to remedy the factual defendant filed a
allegations as required to state a motion to consolidate
cognizable claim under ATS. Although this case with the five
plaintiffs alleged war crimes violation, related cases
Though court
they failed found that claims
to sufficiently did not
allege facts Setled privately Source:
(Blackwater cases) Extrajudicial
raise NJPQ and could
that defendants' not
actions be dismissed
constituted war (although htp://www.mjtimes.sk.
previously consolidated killings.
for FNC, it found that plaintiffs faield to
crimes estimates of ca/section/2010-01-
for purposes of
state valid federal claims and did not around $20,000- 07/article-
discovery and pretrial
properly plead facts necessary for $30,000 per injured 415332/Company-once-
motions. See In re:
diversity jurisdiction or supplemental plaintiff and known-as-Blackwater-
Blackwater Alien Tort
jurisdiction. Court granted MTD but $100,000 per setles-lawsuits-
Claims Act Litigation,
allowed plaintiffs to amend their deceased plaintiff). alleging-reckless-
Nos. 1:09cv615,
complaints and replead At least 1,700,000 culture,-civilian-
1:09cv616, 1:09cv617,
as there were 17 deaths/1
1:09cv618, 1:09cv645
Iraqis who died (E.D.Va. July 17, 2009)
(according to the (Orders consolidating
AP report). cases). The consolidated
proceeding was
subsequently renamed
In re: Xe Services Alien
Tort Litigation.See In re:
Xe Services Alien Tort
Litigation, Nos.
1:09cv615, 1:09cv616,
1:09cv617, 1:09cv618,
1:09cv645 (E.D.Va. Sept.
8, 2009) (Order).
Court held that abCanadian corporation Genocide, war
provided substantial assistance to the crimes, crimes
Government of the Sudan with the against humanity
purpose of aiding government's
unlawful conduct, Canadian
corporation could not be held liable
under ATS for aiding and abeting
Sudanese government's violations of the
international norms prohibiting
genocide, war crimes, and crimes
against humanity. Applying that
standard, the court affirmed the district
court's grant of summary *248 judgment
in favor of Talisman, because plaintiffs
presented no evidence that the company
acted with the purpose of harming
civilians living in southern Sudan.

Court granted defendant's MTD because None Due process


his claims were barred by the SOL,
which the court concluded was 10 years.
Court granted defendants' MTF because None Extrajudicial
defendants were not individuals within killing, torture
meaning of TVPA and allegation that
defendants inflicted torture on plaintiffs'
decedents failed to state a claim for
violation of federal common law
BECAUSE this area of law was
controlled by TVPA
Court held that it lacked jurisdiction to Setled extrajudicial
approve the setlement agreement under killing
the VA wrongful death statute because
the death did not occur in VA

Court affirmed in part and reversed in None Torture


part grant of MSJ for defendants
because tort claims arising out of abuse
of Iraqi detainees were federally
preempted and allged acts of abuse or
Court
torturegranted
were not defendant's
actionableMTDunderbecause
the None Expropriation of
plaintiffs
ATS BECAUSEfailed to
theshow any statute
acts were not official property
provided any
torture, but jurisdiction
private torture,over the the
which
action because no was
court determined treaties were violated
no different from
and brigandage
assault and batery.does not constitute
violation of LON
Court ordered and adjuded default Court ordered and Arbitrary arrest
judgment of compensatory damages in adjuded default and detention
the amount of $2.5 million for plaintiffs judgment of
and $25 million for punitive damages compensatory
damages in the
amount of $2.5
million for
plaintiffs and $25
million for
punitive damages
To date, Plaintiffs have made no effort to
serve any Defendants other than CITGO
Petroleum Corporation. Court granted
defendant's motion to dismiss with
prejudice

1 suit was not barred under state secrets Torture,


doctrine pursuant to Toten; extraordinary
2 suit was not barred under state secrets rendition
doctrine pursuant to Reynolds;
3 fact that certain documents had been
Court granted
classified motion
did not to dismiss
compel finding with
that None Due process
prejudice
documents because claimsto
were subject are frivolous
state secrets
and plaintiffs
privilege; andfailed to state a claim and
were also
4 Court ofseeking
Appealsdamages
could notform an
affirm
entity
grant ofthat was immune
motion from
to dismiss on relief
ground
that there was “no possibility” that
foreign nationals could establish prima
facie case without using privileged
information.
Court denied plaintiff's motion for class On a jury trial for So far, it does not seem torture, cruel
certification because citizens failed to damages the five that enforcement of punishment,
demonstrate that common questions of plaintiffs were award has resulted in arbitrary arrest,
law and fact predominated over awarded $22.4 any collection for indefinite
questions affecting individual plaintiffs million plaintiffs. No activity on detention
docket since 2012.
Court affirmed dismissal of complaint, None 2012 WL 5364241, 741
finding that lower court had not abused F.3d 1349
its discretion in dismissing action on
FNC grounds
Court denied defendant's motion for Currently stayed Torture,
certification of the court's order, seeking extrajudicial
to appeal the eight rulings on an killings, rape
interlocutory basis
Cout granted in part and denied in part Setled for $5 Excessive force
defendant's MTD because plaintiff's million but not on
allegations were not sufficient to ATS claims.
constitute torture under ATS AND held
that domestic actos could not be sued
under the ATS because that would mean
every act of police abuse would become
an "international case."
Court affirmed in part and vacated in Extrajudicial
part and remanded lower court's grant killing, torture
of defendant's MTD (ultimately
resulting in a total dismissal). Plaintiffs
failed to allege paramilitary forces were
state actors, as required for jurisdiction
under ATS, war crimes exception to the
state action requirement for ATS
jurisdiction did not apply, allegations
that defendants conspired with local
police failed to state violation of law of
nations, plaintiffs failed to allege
paramilitary forces were state actors, as
required to state TVPA claim

Court held that prudential exhaustion SUBSEQUENT CASE War crimes, crimes
requirement was not appropriate before HISTORY: 671 F.3d 736, against humanity,
plaintiffs could bring crimes against 133 S.Ct. 1995, 722 F.3d race
humanity, war crimes, and racial 1109. Case dismissed on discrimination,
discrimination claims against group Kiobel grounds environmental
under ATS and that plaitniffs harms
adequately pled crimes against
humanity but not cruel, inhuman and
degrading treatment under ATS

Court granted defendants' MTD because None Due process


plaintiff failed to adequately state a
claim

Court affirmed grant of MTD because None Arbitrary


plaintiffs' choice of the United States as detention
the forum for their action was not
entitled to special deference and Turkey
would provide an adequate forum for
adjudication
Insufficient agency relationship between Apartheid
Japanese company and its subsidiary,
whose actions = core of complaint.
Court dismissed case with prejudice N/A
following the stipulated notice fo
dismissal submited by parties

Court vacated and remanded for the Extrajudicial


district court to address whether killing
plaintiff's ATS torture claim survives
review
After over 10
years, this
case was
finally settled
in 2009, for
$15.5m.
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edia.org/wiki/
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al_Dutch_Sh
Accepted voluntary dismissal ell_Co.
Court held that complaint should be Accordingly, we affirm Torture
dismissed without prejudice because for the reasons set out in
defendant was not properly served with the memorandum
summons and complaint AND that opinion order of the
there was no PJ because the acts had no district court dated June
relationship to Texas either specific or 12, 2009.
general.
Nabulsi v. Bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, 383 F. App'x
380, 381 (5th Cir. 2010)
Relatives failed to exhaust adequate and Setled for $15.5 Source for setlment is: Torture, arbitrary
available remedies in Bolivia, as million htp://ccrjustice.org/Wi detention,
required to assert claims under the wa extrajudicial
TVPA because there was already a killing
victims' compensation fund abroad.
Court adopted magistrate judge's
recommendation that defendant's
motions to dismiss be granted and that
the case be closed
Court affirmed grant of MTD because Case was later Terrorism
plaintiff failed to adequately plead claim consolidated with Linde
under TVPA. In a September 21, 2004, v. Arab Bank. Later
summary order, this Court affirmed an dismisssed on
order of the district court dismissing for 08/23/2013 under Kiobel
want of subject mater jurisdiction the I and inability to sue
plaintiff's Alien Tort Claims Act corporations under the
(“ACTA”) claims against the United ATS
Arab Emirates and further ACTA claims
alleging unlawful property seizure
against the individual defendants. See
Mohammad v. Bin Tarraf, 114
Fed.Appx. 417, 419 (2d Cir.2004)
(summary order). We remanded the
cause to afford the plaintiff the
opportunity to plead, or replead, his
claims, if any, arising out of physical
torture, noting that “[s]uch torture may
be actionable under the ACTA and its
companion act, the Torture Victims
Protection Act.” Id. The plaintiff
subsequently filed an amended
complaint that made the same
allegations as the first one, except it
added introductory language stating
that “the Bin Tarraf[ ] defendants have
physically tortured him and his family
members,” and made certain other
assertions not pertinent to the plaintiff's
own claims for relief.

Mohammad v. Bin Tarraf, 300 F. App'x


87, 89 (2d Cir. 2008)
Court reversed and remanded grant of et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC, Extradinary
government's motion to intervene and CV-04-5564 (NG) (VVP), rendition
dismiss because suit was not barred Robert L. Coulter Sr., et
under state secrets doctrine. Furthemore al. v. Arab Bank, PLC,
Court of Appeals could not affirm grant CV-
of motion to dismiss on ground that
there was “no possibility” that foreign
nationals could establish prima facie
case without using privileged
information

Court stayed motion to dismiss because 05-365 (NG) (VVP), Gila War crimes
contractual relationship between Afriat-Kurter, et al. v.
companies and Department was Arab Bank, PLC, CV-05-
insufficiently substantial to render 388 (NG) (VVP),
District of Columbia a suitable venue, Michael. Later
criminal and congressional dismissed
investigations of companies were not
basis for venue, allegations that
companies misled Department to obtain
contract to protect personnel in Iraq did
not establish venue and court would
stay companies' motion so that victims
could supplement their opposition to
motion with additional evidence
supporting propriety of venue in
District

The appellants appeal, asserting that Bennet et al. v. Arab Due process
the district court has personal Bank, PLC, CV-05-3183
jurisdiction over SPDC under Federal (NG) (VVP), Arnold
Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k)(2),1 and Roth, et al. v. Arab
that the district court did not provide Bank, PLC, CV-
them sufficient opportunity to conduct
the jurisdictional discovery necessary to
demonstrate this. The appellants also
move to supplement the record with
documents that they contend aid their
case for jurisdiction and that were
recently obtained in response to
discovery requests in the related actions
that remained pending after this action
was dismissed. We now vacate the
judgment and remand for the district
court to reconsider its denial of
jurisdictional discovery and dismissal of
the action in light of the subsequent and
continuing discovery in the related
actions.

Wiwa v. Shell Petroleum Dev. Co. of


Nigeria, 335 F. App'x 81, 83 (2d Cir.
2009)
The Court of Appeals held that VCCR's None 05-3738 (NG) (VVP), Torture
consular notification provision did not Stewart Weiss, et al. v.
confer judicially enforceable individual Arab Bank, PLC, CV-06-
right that alien could enforce under the 1623 (NG) (VVP), and
alien tort statute. Joseph

COURT DENIES Ds motion to dismiss Jesner, et al. v. Arab Torture, arbitrary


except on the grounds of rights related Bank, PLC, CV-06-3869 detention,
to peaceful assembly. 1. sources used by (NG) (VVP). extrajudicial
court to determine that emigres killings
established customary international
(CIL) law norm were competent;
2 claims for CIL norm prohibiting
crimes against humanity were
sufficiently specific to establish subject
mater jurisdiction;
3 claims for rights related to peaceful
assembly were insufficient to establish
CIL norm required to confer
jurisdiction;
Court affirmed in part and reversed in War crimes
4part,
whether
fidningdefendants could
that officials be entitled
were held
vicariously
to qualified liable
immunityfor Nigerian
and detainees
government's
were tortious
not protected conduct
persons underwas
irrelevant
RFRA. Theincourt
jurisdiction
does not analysis;
discuss why it
5 evidence
it dismissing of the
officer's direct
ATS claims--just cites
involvement
its in violating
previous handling CILcase.
of the norm was
sufficient to confer jurisdiction; and
6 courtv.had
Rasul jurisdiction
Myers, 512 F.3dover
644, claims of
656 (D.C.
emigre,
Cir.) even
cert. though
granted, she became
judgment United
vacated,
States
555 citizen
U.S. 1083,after
129 S.commencement of
Ct. 763, 172 L. Ed.
action.
2d 753 (2008)
Court denied applicaton to proceed in Later dismissed N/A
forma pauperis, denied motion for
reconsideration, and set a deadline for
payment of filing fee
Television station was instrumentality of ATS claim by Falun genocide, torture,
People's Republic of China; Gong; court found that arbitrary
CCTV, the official TV detention, religion
station enjoyed
immunity. Affirmed

Court of appeals affirmed grant of MTD None


because official was entitled under
common law to sovereign immunity.
Claims under the TVPA are still subject
to the FSIA.
Court dismissed the third party Not Yet Case was later Terrorism
complaints consolidated with Linde
v. Arab Bank, along
Kuwait has sovereign immunity from with: Philip Litle, et al. Human
this action and the Court therefore lacks v. Arab Bank, PLC, CV- trafficking, forced
subject mater jurisdiction to grant a 04-5449 (NG) (VVP), labor, slavery, rape
default judgment against it. But no Oran Almog,
immunity bars this Court from granting et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC,
a default judgment against the CV-04-5564 (NG) (VVP),
Individual Defendants. Not entitled to Robert L. Coulter Sr., et
Diplomatic Immunity. al. v. Arab Bank, PLC,
CV-
Court allows suit to proceed but holds 05-365 (NG) (VVP), Gila Torture
ATS is not a basis for jurisdiction Afriat-Kurter, et al. v.
because the harms aren't sufficiently Arab Bank, PLC, CV-05-
universal (contract interrogators are a 388 (NG) (VVP),
recent practice) and the D is a private Michael
party, not an official. Bennet et al. v. Arab
Bank, PLC, CV-05-3183
(NG) (VVP), Arnold
Roth, et al. v. Arab
Bank, PLC, CV-
05-3738 (NG) (VVP),
Stewart Weiss, et al. v.
Arab Bank, PLC, CV-06-
1623 (NG) (VVP), and
Joseph
Jesner, et al. v. Arab
Bank, PLC, CV-06-3869
(NG) (VVP).
Court affirmed the award of $1.5 million to Torture,
compensatory and punitive damages to each plaintiff. CJA extrajudicial
the victims reports killings,
garnishment of kidnapping
one bank account,
but I don't see this
on the docket
sheet (I do see a
motion for
garnishment, but I
don’t see it being
granted). See:
htp://www.cja.org
/section.php?id=73
Motion for a new trial and for judgment
as a mater of law denied.
Court denied plaintiffs' motion to certify Forced child labor
a class and denied plaintiffs' motion to
strike

1 equitable tolling of applicable extrajudicial


limitations period was appropriate; killing, torture,
2 former officer was not entitled to war crimes
immunity pursuant to the Foreign
Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA);
3 plaintiffs were not required to exhaust
their available Peruvian remedies; and
4 action did not raise any nonjusticiable
political question.
Court found that ATS did not apply to None Due process
claims because complaint failed to allege
that defendants commited violation of
LON or a US treaty
Court reversed and remanded dismissal Setled privately We aren't counting this Human
of plaintiff's compain for lack of subject (although because it setled in experimentation
mater and FNC because prohibition on estimated around response to proceedings
nonconsensual medical experimentation $75 million) in Nigeria, not those in
on human beings constituted a the United States
universally accepted norm of customary
international law, and consequently an
alleged violation thereof fell within
jurisdiction of Alien Tort Statute and
state action element of claim against
drug company under Alien Tort Statute
was adequately alleged

No sovereign immunity.
Jury trial for Torture, extrajudicial Extrajudicial
defendants finding killings. killings, torture
no liability. Case
closed on Feb. 26,
2009 .
Can't sue states -- they are immune Exprorpriation of
under FSIA property
In determining whether exhaustion
applies in a particular ATS case, the
defendant bears the burden to plead and
justify an exhaustion requirement.

Court affirmed lower court's order Later dismissed Initially jury verdict Arbitrary
excluding testimony of plaintiff's found for $1.5 million in detention,torture
experts and partial summary judgment compensatory damages
against plaintiffs as well as finding that against both corporate
the court did not have subject mater and individual
jurisdiction. Court found that (1) TVPA defendant and $250,000
allows suits against corporate in punitive damages for
defendants; (2) ATS contains no express individual defendant.
exception for corporations; (3) plaintiffs HOWEVER, after
failed to satisfy state action of TVPA; (4) Kiobel, the Second
district court did not abuse its discretion Circuit reversed the
in refusing to exercise supplemental plaintiff's verdict
Court granted
jurisdiction overdefendant's MTD because None
plaintiffs' wrongful because ATS did not Arbitrary
plaintiff's
death claim facts did Colombian
under not state a vilation
law; (5) of confer jurisdiction. detention
the law court
district of nations, failed
did not to its
abuse establish
discretion
sufficiently aiding andmotion
in denying plaintiffs' abetingfortheory,
plaintiff
additionaldidcontinuance
not allge sufficient
when they facts to
were
claim torture
not able in violation
to complete leterofrogatory
TVPA
process to secure witness' testimony for
rescheduled trial date; (6) district court
did not abuse its discretion in excluding
testimony of late-disclosed witnesses;
and (7)district court did not abuse its
discretion in refusing to allow plaintiffs'
proffered experts to testify
Court dismissed with prejduice No longer active Slavery, forced
plaintiff's federal claims relating to ATS chil labor
and FTCA

Court granted defendant's motion to None Arbitrary


dismiss without prejudice for lack of detention,torture
personal jurisdiction
P made no concrete allegations and Torture
complaint didn't contain a statement of
jurisdiction.

Court held that plaintiffs were entitled Human


up to $20 million each in compensatory trafficking, forced
damages and $10 million each in labor
punitive damages

Court granted plaintiff's motion for None Race


leave to amend the complaint. discrimination
Court granted motion to dismiss the None Due process
case because UDHR does not establish
relevant and applicable rule of
international law

Court denied plaintiff's motion for leave None Negligence


to amend his complaint and his motions
for appointment of counsel and his
motion for withholding of removal.
Court granted defendant's motion to
dismiss
Court granted defendant's motion to None Due process
dismiss on ATS claim because plaintiff
did not assert any claims that were
related to a treaty between the US and
South Korea
Court affirmed the grant of MTD No longer active Prisoners rights
because prisoner's claims were
unenforceable private damage actions

Mr. Cohen's claim for mandamus relief Arbritrary


will be dismissed because he fails to detetion
identify a clear right to the relief sought,
that the defendants have a plainly
defined and peremptory duty to
perform the action in question, and that
no other adequate remedy is available.

Court granted plaintiffs' motion to Later dismissed


transfer
Later dismissed Torture, arbitrary
detention

Court granted certain defendants' MTD None Genocide, crimes


in its entirety. Court granted other against humanity
defendant's MTD. Plaintiff's motion for
leave to amend their complaint was
granted with regards to certain
defendants

Court affirmed grant of MTD because None COA remanded to D. Due process,
(1) mere knowledge, or general intent, Ct. to see if Ecuadorian expropriation of
was not sufficient for claim of genocide law had a basis for suit property
under ATS (citing Genocide under PVA.
Convention); (2) corporate manufacturer
was not state or state-like organization
for purposes of international law and
crimes against humanity under ATS; (3)
se of pesticide had not been carried out
pursuant to state or organizational
policy; and (4) non-served defendants
who were in position similar to
defendant that had appeared could be
dismissed from case on basis that
further amendment would have been
futile
Case was voluntarily dismissed

Court granted in part and denied in part September 23, 2014 2014 torture,
defendant's MSJ, finding that plaintiffs WL 4746256 extrajudicial
have provided sufficient evidence for killings
their allegations of seious abuse but
have not demonstrated sufficient nexus
of two corporate Ds to abuse for liability
to atach.

No longer active Section 1983 claism N/A


appealed to the 4th
Circuit and dismissed.

Court granted defendants' motion to


transfer venue and transferred case to
US District Court of ED of Va. This
becomes CACI/L-3
Court granted MTD without prejudice Prisoners rights
because the amended complaint failed
to give the scores of named defendants
fair notice of Mr. Sewraz's claims and
the grounds upon which they rest

Court granted defendants' motion to


transfer venue and transferred case to
US District Court of ED of Va. Becomes
CACI/L-3.

Case was voluntarily dismissed


Torture, genocide,
extrajudicial
killings, arbitrary
detention, religion,
free speech, free
assembly

Court affirmed in part and reversed in


part and remanded grant of MSJ
No longer active Due process

Court dismissed the complaint because


it found that defendant was on an
official diplomatic envoy and thus
entitled to immunity

Court found that complaint failed to


comply with the pleading requirements
Court granted MTD on ATS claims
because ATS does not waive SI and
plaintiffs failed to allege a violation of
LON
Tried to state on appeal
that his case should be
read as impliedly
stating an ATS cause of
action instead of Section
1983; court declined to
do so.

Jury returned a verdict, finding no


liability against any defendant standing
trial under the ATCA or pursuant to the
claim of negligent hiring, training,
retention and supervision of John Lima
and Willard Stovall
Setled with the Arbitary
Canadian police detention, torture
Court granted defendant's MTD because for approximately
plaintiff failed to allege violation of $9 million.
LON. "17 Arar alleges that defendants
removed him to Syria with the
knowledge or intention that Syrian
authorities would interrogate him under
torture. He also alleges that, while he
was in Syria, defendants provided
Syrian authorities with information
about him, suggested subjects for Syrian
authorities to interrogate him about, and
received “all information coerced from
[him] during [these] interrogations.”
Compl. ¶ 56. Nowhere, however, does
he contend that defendants possessed
any power under Syrian law, that their
allegedly culpable actions resulted from
the exercise of power under Syrian law,
or that they would have been unable to
undertake these culpable actions had
they not possessed such power. Because
prior precedents of the Supreme Court
and our Court indicate that such
allegations are necessary to state a claim
under the TVPA, we affirm the District
Court's dismissal of Count one of Arar's
complaint.

Arar v. Ashcroft, 532 F.3d 157, 176 (2d


Cir. 2008) vacated and superseded on
reh'g en banc, 585 F.3d 559 (2d Cir.
2009)"
Toture, cruel,
inhuman, and
degrading
treatment,
extrajudicial
killing

Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration


was denied and remaining federal claim
was dismissed with prejudice
Total was in excess Forced labor
of $7.6 million.
Plaintiff Alexander
Aguilar is
awarded
$679,663.09;
Plaintiff Carlos
Aguilar is
awarded
$394,195.17;
Plaintiff Leopoldo
Santos Catu is
awarded $660,000;
Plaintiff Santos
Chajchaguin is
awarded $822,000;
Plaintiff Marvin
Coto is awarded
Court dismissed the complaint with $827,127.43;
prejudice for failure to state a claim Plaintiff Esteban
upon which relief may be granted for Epinoza is
certain defendants and dismissed the awarded
complaint without prejudice for $392,641.40;
remaining defendants Plaintiff Walter
Hernandez is
None
awarded $824, Due process
Court granted default judgment against 796.78; Plaintiff
defendants Angel Mendoza is
awarded
$823,864.52;
Plaintiff Hugo
Oreno is awarded
$679,929.19;
Plaintiff Carlos
Pinto is awarded
$391,553.77;
Plaintiff Hector
Rodas Lopez is
awarded
$392,019.90; and
Plaintiff Luis
Amilcar
Rodriguez is
awarded
$823,234.01
Torture, arbitrary
detention
None Due process

Court affirmed the dismissal of


plaintiff's claim because Vienna
Convention does not confer enforceable
individual rights
Case transferred to ED Torture, arbitary
Va. Ps moved for a detention
default judgment and
court stayed the request
until the outcome of
Kiobel was reached (in
2012). No activity on the
docket since then.
1:08−cv−00440−LO−TCB

Court denied plaintiff's motion for


default judgment but granted request to
transfer the action
State tort law claims
None On appeal, affirmed on Forced labor,
same grounds. Also prisoners rights
ruled that wages under
Charming Betsy cannon
don't conflict with
international law (but
note this is not an ATS
claim). Serra v. Lappin,
600 F.3d 1191, 1198 (9th
Cir. 2010)

For the foregoing reasons, the Court


GRANTS Defendants' Motion to
Dismiss in its entirety.
None Extrajudicial
killing, torture

Plaintiffs did not argue they were aliens


and therefore entitled to protection
under the ICCPR as incorporated into
the LON.
None Terrorism

Court granted defendant's MTD because


US was not proper forum pursuant to
the Montreal Convention, which
specifies exclusive remedy for actions
that take place on an airline and in this
case US was the inappropriate forum.
Prisoners rights

Court awarded damages to plaintiffs on


the basis of the TVPA alone: . Teofila
Ochoa Lizarbe: $ 2.5 million for pain
and suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive
damages

. Cirilia Pulido Baldeon: $ 1.5 million for


pain and suffering & $ 2.5 million in
punitive damages

. Estate of Silvestra Lizarbe Solis: $ 1


million for wrongful death and pain and
suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive
damages

. Estate of Gerardo Ochoa Lizarbe: $ 1


million for wrongful death and pain and
suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive
damages
The jury found no liability against any
.defendant under Ochoa
Estate of Victor the Alien Tort Claims
Lizarbe: $1
Act andfor
million with respect death
wrongful to the and
claim of and
pain
negligent &
suffering hiring, training,inretention
$ 2.5 million punitive and
supervision of John Lima and Willard
damages
Stovall.
. Estate of Ernestina Ochoa Lizarbe: $ 1 Torture,
million for wrongful death and pain and extrajudicial
suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive killings, arbitrary
damages detention
. Estate of Celestino Ochoa Lizarbe: $ 1
million for wrongful death and pain and
suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive
damages
I accept plaintiffs' representation that
.Khatami
Estate ofwas
Edwin Ochoa Lizarbe:
personally $ 1 the
served with
million
summons forand
wrongful deathThe
complaint. andproblem,
pain and
suffering
however, &is $that
2.5Khatami
million inwas
punitive
served in
damages
Virginia-not New York.
None Due process
. Estategranted
Court of Fortunata
in partBadeon
and denied
Gutierrez:
in part$
1defendant's
million forMTD.
wrongful
Plaintiffs
deathlacked
and pain
standing
and suffering
though
& $to
2.5bring
million
action
in punitive
under
TVPA
damages
Bench trial on Extrajudicial
. Estate [10] of Edgar Pulido Baldeon: $ damages resulted killings, rape
1 million for wrongful death and pain in award of $12
and suffering & $ 2.5 million in punitive million in
damages compensatory
damages and $25
million in punitive
damages. D
extradicted to
Peru. No info on
collection efforts
htp://www.cja.org
/section.php?
id=22.
Later dismissed Due process

Court affirmed in part and vacated and


remanded in part the grant of MTD,
finding that district court was required
to consider VCCR violation claim
None Cites Sosa for a very War crimes
narrow definition of
LON -- a definition that
excludes use of poison
gas during wartime.
This is because Agent
Orange was primarily
used as a defoliant and
not in the sense that the
treaties the Ps cite
prohibit the use of with
sufficient definiteness.
Not Yet expropriation of
property

Court granted defendant's MTD because


plaintiffs lacked standing but allowed
plaintiffs leave to amend
None War crimes,
extrajudicial
killing, crimes
against humanity,
cruel, inhuman,
and degrading
treatment

Court affirmed grant of MTD because


(1) District Court lacked jurisdiction
under Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to
consider plaintiffs' claims; (2)
government contractor defense barred
state law claims; and (3) District Court
did not abuse its discretion in refusing
to grant extraterritorial injunctive relief.
None Extraordinary
rendition, torture

Court affirmed grant of MTD because


(1)officer was entitled to immunity
under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities
Act (FSIA) and (2) TVPA did not
abrogate FSIA with respect to suits
against individuals in their personal
capacity when acting within color of the
law
Court granted government's motion to No longer active Torture, due
interene and to dismiss because court process
lacked subject mater jurisdiction
None Prisoners rights,
inadequate
medical treatment

Court granted defendant's MTD but


permited plaintiff to file an amended
complaint. Despite all the claims
referring to treaties, plaintiff failed to
assert how his rights have been violated
under each of these statements of law. P
moved to reconsider but because he had
not amended his complaint, the court
denied the motion.

Puentes-Rosabal v. Fine, No. 07-CV-


02442-ZLW, 2008 WL 4829357, at *2 (D.
For
Colo.the reasons
Oct. stated below, the Court
30, 2008)
approves the parties' joint stipulation In 2008, the case Torture, arbitrary
and therefore vacates its decision of June was setled for detention
27, 2006 (docket no. 163). Pursuant to $650,000.htp://ww
the stipulation, the case is dismissed w.internationalcri
with prejudice. mesdatabase.org/
Case/931/Abiola-
et-al-v-Abubakar/
Holdings: The District Court, Susan
Illston, J., held that:
1 Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA)
did not preempt workers' federal
common law claims against company
under ATS;
2 Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
barred federal common law claims None Allowed jurisdictional Hostage taking
under ATS arising from alleged discovery to take place.
summary execution of worker on oil There had been earlier
platform; and proceedings where the
3 claim that company aided and abeted lower issued a default
torture in Nigeria was actionable under judgment, but reopened
ATS; the case when Libya
4 workers stated claim for cruel, challenged its
inhuman, and degrading treatment; and jurisdiction, the trial
5 workers were not required to exhaust court it had jurisdiction,
their local remedies. and the DC Circuit
1 Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) found that there was no
did not preempt workers' federal claim for torture
common law claims against company because the the harms
under ATS; weren't severe enough.
2 Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
barred federal common law claims
under ATS arising from alleged
summary execution of worker on oil
platform; and
3 claim that company aided and abeted
torture in Nigeria was actionable under
ATS;
4 workers stated claim for cruel,
inhuman, and degrading treatment; and
5 workers were not required to exhaust
their local remedies.
Motion granted in part and denied in
part.
Holdings: The District Court, Susan
Illston, J., held that:
1 Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA)
did not preempt workers' federal
common law claims against company
under ATS;
2 Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
barred federal common law claims
under ATS arising from alleged
summary execution of worker on oil
platform; and
3 claim that company aided and abeted
torture in Nigeria was actionable under
ATS;
4 workers stated claim for cruel,
inhuman, and degrading treatment; and
5 workers were not required to exhaust
their local remedies.
Motion granted in part and denied in
part.
This opinion deniled motion for Extrajudicial
removal. Court on July 24, 2014 held killings
that it lacked jurisdiction over claims on
Kiobel grounds. Torture occurred
outside the United States but also that
torture commited by private actors was
not actionable -- it has to be by a state.
Rejected dissent's argument that the
behavior was commited by a U.S.
citizen, and therefore "touched and
concerned" the United States. Petition
for cert. filed in January 2015.

On November 13, 2007, the jury Setled for $525,000 on Prisoners rights
returned a verdict, finding no liability Dec. 2, 2009 but the
against any defendant standing trial setlement is having
under the ATCA or pursuant to the enforcement problems --
claim of negligent hiring, training, district court issued an
retention and supervision of John Lima order to enforce it in
and Willard Stovall. 2010. See docket, 97-cv-
03093.
Article 36 does not create an individual Due process
right enforceable by the Plaintiff.
To state a claim pursuant to the ATS, a Pro se case. Prisoner Torture
plaintiff must allege a violation of “ (Mexican citizen)
‘specific, universal, and obligatory’ alleging civil right
international norms.” The Universal violation under ATS,
Declaration of Human Rights Treaty TVPA and state law.
does not “of its own force impose State law claims are
obligations as a mater of international dismissed wihout
law.” prejudice.

Plaintiff's Claim is dismissed for forum ATS & TVPA claim; Torture
non conveniens without prejudice to finally dismissed on
Plaintiff's right to seek reconsideration if FNC ground; 578 F.3d
any of the Plaintiffs are required to 1283 (2009). Plaintiffs
appear in person in Guatemala in order effort to reinstate also
to litigate their claims. failed. 741 F.3d 1349
(2014)
Allegations that corporations aided and Torture, htp://hrp.law.har
abeted regime which commited torture extrajudicial vard.edu/faculty/s
and extrajudicial killing failed to state killing usan-farbstein/
claim under TVPA, but plaintiff may
plead theory of aiding and abeting
liability under Alien Tort Claims Act
(ATCA). Khulumani v. Barclay Nat.
Bank Ltd., 504 F.3d 254 (2d Cir. 2007)
aff'd sub nom. Am. Isuzu Motors, Inc. v.
Ntsebeza, 553 U.S. 1028, 128 S. Ct. 2424,
171 L. Ed. 2d 225 (2008) Dismissed
remaining Ds after Kiobel on Aug. 28,
2014. Barclays was dismissed as a
defendant sometime before this date.
Failed service. See 2009 opinion. Torture
Summarily affirmed by
COA in 2010.
Torture

In sum, the Court finds that it lacks Pro se case. Quite Denial of medical
subject-mater jurisdiction over Ruiz's meritless. Dismissed care
claims, as Ruiz has failed to state a sua sponte so not
cognizable claim under the Alien Tort technitically MTD.
Statute. Accordingly, the Court enters
the following orders.
Plaintiff points to no law, treaty, or other Appeal dismissed on Expropriation of
document binding on the United States 8/6/08 property
that contains the necessary waiver.
The decisive factor here is that Extrajudicial
Caterpillar's sales to Israel were paid for killing
by the United States. Though mindful
that we must analyze each of the
plaintiffs' “individual claims,” id. at 547,
Time-barred.
each claim unavoidably rests on the Due process
singular premise that Caterpillar should
not have sold its bulldozers to the IDF.
Yet these sales were financed by the
executive branch pursuant to a
congressionally enacted program calling
for executive discretion as to what lies in
the foreign policy and national security
interests of the United States. See 22
U.S.C. § 2751 (stating that the purpose of
the Arms Export Control Act, which
authorizes the FMF program, is to
support “effective and mutually
beneficial defense relationships in order
to maintain and foster the environment
of international peace and security
essential to social, economic, and
political progress”).
Join statement between United States Slavery
and Germany regarding creation of
reparation foundation did not contain
explicit contractual right that was
privately enforceable.
On reconsideration in light of Rio Tinto, See Extrajudicial
the court reinstated certain aiding and htp://ccrjustice.org/ourc killing, crimes
abeting claims against Chevron because ases/current- against humanity,
it did not need to be capable of being cases/bowoto-v.- cruel, inhuman, or
liable under international law as if it chevron degrading
were the priinciple. ATS claim. Jury trial in treatment
Dec. 2008. Jurors
unanimously agreed
that Chevron was not
liable for any of the
numerous allegations.
Prior to that, the court
granted partial SJ on
certain of the Ps' ATS
claims.See: Defendants
now bring a motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' remaining
federal law claims
brought under the ATS:
summary [**2]
execution (1st claim),
torture (4th claim),
cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment
(6th claim), deprivation
of the rights to life,
liberty and security of
person and peaceful
assembly and
association (7th claim),
and consistent patern
of gross violations of
human rights (8th
claim). See Ninth
Amended Complaint at
27-33.
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1083, 2008 BL
308428, 2 (N.D. Cal.
2008). For the foregoing
reasons, the Court
GRANTS defendants'
summary judgment
motion as to plaintiffs'
first, seventh, and
eighth claims. If
plaintiffs wish to amend
their complaint to state
a cause of action for
wrongful death under
DOHSA, they must do
so by June 5, 2008. The
Court DENIES
defendants' motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' fourth and
sixth claims [Docket No.
1688]. The Court also
DENIES defendants'
motion for summary
judgment as to
plaintiffs' claim for
punitive damages under
California law [Docket
No. 1452].
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1100, 2008 BL
308428, 17 (N.D. Cal.
2008)Cert denied in
2012.
Television station was instrumentality of ATS claim by Falun genocide, torture,
People's Republic of China; Gong; court found that arbitrary
CCTV, the official TV detention, religion
station enjoyed
immunity. Affirmed
4/28/2009.
Motion is granted in part and denied in Awarded damages Mass murder
part. Specifically, the Court agrees that against Al Qaeda in
an evidentiary hearing shall be held on 2014 WL 6463227.
the issue of damages. However, as
Plaintiffs are not statutorily entitled to a
jury trial and as the Court would need
more information than that presently
before it as to why a jury determination
of damages would be appropriate and
how it would be practicable considering
the number of Plaintiffs in this case and
the choice of law questions at issue, the
Court shall deny without prejudice
Plaintiffs' request for a jury trial rather
than a bench trial on the issue of
damages. Furthermore, Plaintiffs shall
provide additional briefing on choice of
law issues with respect to their damages
claims and additionally shall indicate
the suggested manner in which an
evidentiary hearing would be
conducted in a manner that conforms
with the Federal Rules of Evidence7in
light of the number of Plaintiffs in this
case, including an estimate of the length
of time needed to present Plaintiffs' case
on damages.
The allegations in the complaint clearly ATS and TVPA claims. Torture;
describe Samantar, at all relevant times, The FSIA immunity extrajudicial
as acting upon the directives of the then- issue went to SCOTUS. killing; atempted
Somali government in an official Finally D lost the extrajudicial
capacity, and not for personal reasons or immunity issue. killing; crimes
1motivation.
Federal court did not have personal Refiled in awarded
Damages Kentucky.in Forced
against child labor,
humanity;
jurisdiction
Unlike everyover caseofficials
cited byunder Florida
the plaintiffs, 2012. See the 2005 caes. human trafficking
war crimes; cruel,
long-arm
the Somalia statute;
TFG has not disavowed the inhuman, and
2actions
federaloflong-arm statuteNor
the defendant. didhas
not it degrading
provide for exercise
implied that the suit of federal
could go forward treatment or
jurisdiction over officials;
without affecting and relations
international punishment; and
3and
plaintiffs weresituation
the current not entitled to deferral
in Somalia. arbitrary detention
of motion
Rather, to dismiss
it has forstated
explicitly jurisdictional
that the
discovery.
actions of the defendant were taken in
his official capacity.
For the above stated reasons, Samantar
is entitled to sovereign immunity under
the FSIA for the acts he undertook on
behalf of the Somali government.
Plaintiffs have neither presented nor See 2009 opinion. Torture
alleged facts from which the court may
reasonably conclude that Sheikh
Mohammed's alleged conduct was
beyond the scope of his validly granted
official authority. Instead, plaintiffs'
complaint is rife with legal conclusions,
such as the assertion that Sheikh
Mohammed directly participated in the
abuse and torture allegedly perpetrated
upon Mr. Nabulsi by directing the
instrumentalities of Abu Dhabi law
enforcement be illegally employed
against Mr. Nabulsi through the
intentional torts of false arrest, false
search, false detainment, false
imprisonment, and torture. Absent
factual and legal support showing that
Sheikh Mohammed's actions violated
domestic law, the court need not
conclude that the acts for which
plaintiffs seek to hold Sheikh
Mohammed liable were necessarily
beyond the scope of his validly granted
official authority. Accordingly, the court
concludes Sheikh Mohammed is entitled
to immunity from suit as an
instrumentality of a foreign sovereign.
However, in the alternative, assuming
arguendo that the actions for which
plaintiffs seek to hold Sheikh
Mohammed liable were beyond the
scope of his validly granted official
authority, the court concludes that the
claims against him should be dismissed
for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Plaintiffs here have asserted only claims Case closed on 11/20/07 Terrorism
of terrorism in general, not acts of as moot. Ps fail to
terrorism as specifically defined in a establish "alter ego"
recognized norm of customary theory connecting
international law. Plaintiffs have not Drummond to any state
identified any particular international action. Ps allege only
convention or other recognized source that Drummond
of determining international law to cooperated with
establish a violation of the law of paramilitaries -- this
nations here. Allegations of support for isn't enough under Tel-
terrorism not based on specific conduct Oren. And there is no PJ
which violates international law “has over Drummond.
not reached the status of violation of the
law of nations.”
Conditions about which adult workers See htp://business- Forced child labor
complained were not “forced labor” humanrights.org/en/fire
within meaning of international law, stone-lawsuit-re-liberia-
and therefore did not give rise to cause 0#c9343
of action under ATS; but child workers This decision allows the
stated a claim under ATS. Child Labor claim to
proceed, but dimissed
other claims for NSA.
On 5 October 2010, the
district court in Indiana
dismissed the case on
the ground that Kiobel
says no "corporate
liability exists under"
ATCA. In 2011, COA
affirmed the dismissal,
and also found that
there was not enough of
a norm under
international law
prohibiting the
Firestone's practices
(which were "bad, but
not that bad") but the
specifically rejected the
Kiobel argument that no
corporate liability exists
under ATCA.
Complaint does not allege either a N/A
violation of a treaty or a violation of
customary international law.

Denied MTD in part and allowed ATS ATS and TVPA claims. Expropriation of
claim to continue. Denied the TVPA Still in progress. See property
cliam. later cases.
1 The claims did not seek review of
foreign policy or national security
decisions by executive branch and were
justiciable;2 their alleged injury was not
torture within the meaning of TVPA;3
residents had claim under ATCA;4
federal law did not preempt state tort
claims; and5 factual questions
precluded summary judgment.Motion
granted in part and denied in part.
Alien's ex-husband's alleged sexual Rape
conduct toward alien did not violate law
of nations, as required for Alien Tort
Statute (ATS) to grant district court
jurisdiction over alien's suit
1. The Court accordingly finds that The TVPA claim was Due process
neither the UN Charter nor the UDHR dismissed WP, while the
establish the relevant and applicable ATS claim was
norms of international law necessary to dismissed P. Dismissal
define actionable torts under the ATS. affirmed in 2008.
2. Until Ruiz exhausts the “adequate
and available remedies” of Mexico,90
the ATS bars his torture claim in the
United States, and the Court has no
jurisdiction over this issue.

1 employee's choice of forum was not Claimed ATS as one of Discrimination


entitled to deference; the jurisdictional basis.
2 Switerland was available and Court first dismissed
adequate alternative forum; the case on FNC
3 private interests of parties weighed ground, but imposed a
strongly in favor of Swiss forum; and condition that the
4 public interests weighed heavily in defendant would accept
favor of Swiss forum. service. Defendant
refused, which was
treated as a MTD on
SMJ ground. Court then
dismissed on the
ground that
international
organization enjoys
immunity. 568
F.Supp.2d 367
FSIA can apply to individuals, not just Affirmed in 2009. 563 War crimes
states, and it applies to Ds. F.3d 9. COA says
Even if the FSIA were inapplicable, this foreign officials may or
Court would dismiss the action may not get covered by
pursuant to the political question the FSIA -- but they are
doctrine. definitely covered by
common-law immunity.
Doesn't reach the NJPQ
doctrine.

1 nonfrivolous claims against ATS claim. District Ct. Environmental


international mining company for dismissed on NJPQ law,
vicarious liability for violations of jus ground; overturned by discrimination
cogens norms were actionable under COA (this opinion); in
ATCA; 2013, however, COA
2 State Department's statement of affirmed the 2002
interest (SOI) did not establish that the decision to dismiss
action presented nonjusticiable political based on Kiobel.
questions;
Norm against colonial slave labor camp Slavery
in 1905 wasn't sufficiently established to
rise to the level of a violation of the Law
of Nations
US enjoy state immunity. Due process
Plaintiffs present no authority to Labor violations
support their contention that arbitrarily
withholding an employee's pay is
equivalent to the limited and heinous
conduct found actionable under the
ATS.
Article 36 does not guarantee Due process
defendants any assistance at all.
Even if there is cause of action, would be
dismissed for no causation/harm.

Magistrate judge recommended the ATS Rape


claim to be dismissed.
Claims against United States, as party Affirmed in 2011. Torture
substituted for personnel allegedly Include opinion there:
performing torture, would be dismissed Alien Tort Statute (ATS),
due to failure to exhaust administrative pursuant to which
remedies; there was no private right of district courts “have
action under Geneva IV cognizance ... of all
causes where an alien
sues for a tort only in
violation of the law of
nations or a treaty of the
United States,” was
jurisdictional statute

Ali v. Rumsfeld, 649


F.3d 762 (D.C. Cir. 2011)

1 federal court had subject mater PARTIES REPORTED Due process


jurisdiction over lawsuit under general THE CASE HAS
federal question statute;2 provision of SETTLED. 1/09/2008
Vienna Convention, that instructed
authorities of receiving state to notify
arrested foreign national of “his rights”
under the Convention “without delay,”
was self-executing;3 provision of Vienna
Convention, that instructed authorities
of receiving state to notify arrested
foreign national of “his rights” under
Convention “without delay,” conferred
individually enforceable private rights
upon aliens from countries that were
parties to Convention who were in
United States; and4 alien could assert
civil rights claim against county law
enforcement officials.

Jogi v. Voges, 480 F.3d 822 (7th Cir.


2007)
We REVERSE and VACATE the district The COA reversed the Prisoners rights
court's order and judgment dismissing lower court's dismissal
Mr. Aquilar–Avellaveda's complaint. on FTEAR ground.
Unsure what happened
thereafter.

In view of these considerations, we Extraordinary


recognize the gravity of our conclusion rendition,
that El–Masri must be denied a judicial arbitrary
forum for his Complaint, and reiterate detention,
our past observations that dismissal on torture,cruel
state secrets grounds is appropriate only inhuman and
in a narrow category of disputes. degrading
Holdings: The Court of Appeals, King, treatment
Circuit Judge, held that:1 state secrets
privilege applied to discovery sought by
plaintiff, and2 dismissal was required as
plaintiff's claims and Government's
defenses could not be fairly litigated
without disclosure of state secrets.

El-Masri v. United States, 479 F.3d 296


(4th Cir. 2007)
Court does not address the ATS claim. Due process
Noting that P is not actually innocent,
court denied the habeas and dismissed
the case.
Plantiffs won the trial Verdict was for See Extrajudicial
$4.3 million and $1 htp://www.cja.org/secti killing, torture,
million has been on.php?id=78 arbitrary detention
recovered
(possibly due to
defendant's lotery
winnings)
THE COURT therefore finding that Denial of medical
plaintiff has repeatedly failed to comply treatment
with the rules and orders of this Court.
THE COURT finding that even if the
Court were to address the substance of
plaintiff's claims, they would be without
merit.
Court is bound by the law of the Sixth Due process
Circuit, i.e., United States v.
Enuegbunam, which held that the
VCCR does not create a right for a
detained foreign national to consult
with the diplomatic representatives of
his nation that the federal courts can
enforce. Therefore, absent a ruling by
the Supreme Court or Sixth Circuit that
foreign detainees have judicially
enforceable rights under Article 36 of
the VCCR which can be raised under the
Alien Tort Statute, plaintiff is not
entitled to any relief.

Supported magistrate judge's N/A


recommendation:
ICJ does not have criminal jurisdiction;
ICJ is immune; Insofar as the plaintiff is
complaining about the foreign policy of
the United States, this case is subject to
summary dismissal under the “political
question” doctrine
1 mother's alleged conduct did not Child custody
violate the terms for “safe conducts”
under the law of nations, as would
confer subject mater jurisdiction under
the ATS;2 cross-border parental child
abduction by an individual with full
guardianship or custody did not
otherwise violate the “law of nations,”
as would confer jurisdiction under the
ATS; and3 District Court lacked subject
mater jurisdiction under doctrine of
comity to enforce order of the family
court in the Dominican Republic.

There is a two-part inquiry for kidnap, detain,


determining whether this court has torture, killing
general jurisdiction over a defendant: (1)
whether defendant has “systematic and
continuous contacts” with California;
and (2) whether the assertion of general
jurisdiction is reasonable.
DCAG has demonstrated that both
Argentina and Germany provide
plaintiffs with an adequate alternative
forum for their claims.

Only the victim himself has standing to Terrorism


sue under TVPA. Second, claims under
the TVPA on behalf of the victims
appear to have been covered by the 2002
setlement of the New York action. See
Rein v. Socialist People's Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya, 995 F.Supp. 325, 331
(E.D.N.Y.1998) (noting that plaintiffs
asserted claims under TVPA against Al-
Megrahi in New York action which was
later setled). Thus, the court dismisses
any claim against al-Megrahi under the
TVPA.14

Hurst v. Socialist People's Libyan Arab


Jamahiriya, 474 F. Supp. 2d 19, 30
(D.D.C. 2007)
P provides no authority for his claim. Prisoners rights
1 terrorism exception to foreign Torture
sovereign immunity of the Foreign
Sovereign Immunities Act (FISA) was
applicable to claims against government
entities;
2 plaintiff failed to effect proper service
on former president with respect to
official-capacity claim;
3 plaintiff failed to effect proper service
on former head of MOIS for purposes of
official-capacity claim;
4 there was no basis for personal
jurisdiction over fictitious “Doe”
defendants sued in their personal
capacities;
5 plaintiff failed to establish that
personal jurisdiction existed over former
president under District of Columbia
long-arm statute, with respect to
personal capacity claim;
6 plaintiff failed to establish that general
personal jurisdiction existed over former
president under federal long-arm
statute, with respect to personal
capacity claim; and
7 plaintiff failed to establish that specific
personal jurisdiction existed over former
president under federal long-arm
statute, with respect to personal
capacity claim.
Politically motivated terrorism has not Default judgment on Terrorism
reached the status of a violation of the ATA claims for $16
law of nations. million on 3/8/2007. On
Sept. 29, 2008. ATS
claims remain
dismissed for lack of
subject mater
jurisdiction. Voluntarily
dismissed with
prejudice on Oct. 12
2010, but later P tries to
appeal.
Held that allegations that bank provided 2s Cir. affirmed in April Terrorism
accounts to Islamic charities which in 2013. Holdings: The
turn funded terrorist operations, and Court of Appeals, José
that bank maintained investments in A. Cabranes, Circuit
other Islamic banks, failed to state a Judge, in an opinion
cause of action involving only five of
those defendants, held
that:1 allegations were
insufficient to state
claims for violation of
ATA;2 allegations were
insufficient to state
claims for violation of
ATS; and3 allegations
were insufficient to state
claims for violation of
TVPA.

In re Terrorist Atacks
on Sept. 11, 2001, 714
F.3d 118 (2d Cir. 2013)
cert. denied sub nom.
O'Neill v. Al Rajhi Bank,
134 S. Ct. 2870, 189 L.
Ed. 2d 848 (2014)

The district court ordered the case war crimes,


dismissed, holding that the complaint extrajudicial
only alleged acts done by General killing, crimes
Ya'alon in his official capacity as head of against humanity,
intelligence for the defense forces of the and cruel,
State of Israel. Because the FSIA confers inhuman or
immunity upon any individual acting in degrading
his official capacity for a foreign state, treatment
and no exception to the FSIA applied to
this case, the court held that the FSIA
bars suit. See Belhas, 466 F.Supp.2d at
130 (citing 28 U.S.C. §§ 1603–04; El–Fadl
v. Cent. Bank of Jordan, 75 F.3d 668, 671
(D.C.Cir.1996)). The court rejected
Plaintiffs' arguments that the FSIA does
not protect officials alleged to have
acted outside their scope of lawful
authority under international or
domestic law and that the TVPA
abrogates the FSIA to the extent the
statute applies to individuals. Id. at 131–
32. The district court also denied
Plaintiffs' request for jurisdictional
discovery. Id. at 133. Plaintiffs appealed
both conclusions.

Belhas v. Ya'alon, 515 F.3d 1279, 1282


(D.C. Cir. 2008)
The Supreme Court noted that Article 36 Different case from De
addresses a foreign national's Los Santos Mora v.
entitlement to consular notification Brady in 2007.
concerning his arrest, but does not
implicate any right to consular
intervention or cessation of the criminal
investigation and that violation of any
rights under Article 36 would not
trigger application of the exclusionary
rule.

De Los Santos v. Bradenham, 205 F.


App'x 182, 183 (4th Cir. 2006)
This should be brought as a habeas See the May 2008 case. Due process
action but is not.
1 Court had jurisdiction to dismiss suit Arbitrary
on basis of doctrine of forum non detention
conveniens prior to making any
determination whether it had personal
or subject mater jurisdiction in the case;
2 Turkey would provide an adequate
forum for adjudication;
3 private interest factors weighed
strongly in favor of dismissal; and
4 public interest factors weighed
strongly in favor of dismissal.
Didn't even discuss the ATS claim. N/A
Clearly misplaced.
1. Heightened pleading standard applies ATS and TVPA claim. Torture,
to claims, under Alien Tort Claims Act See Aug 11, 2009 extrajudicial
(ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection decision. killing
Act (TVPA), that law of nations was
violated, especially when there are
allegations of conspiracy or joint action
that purport to establish action under
color of official authority. 2.Colombian
labor union members failed to allege
that they were victims of war crimes, as
required to satisfy jurisdictional
requirements for suit under Alien Tort
Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim
Protection Act (TVPA), without showing
of state action, when they claimed that
Colombian paramilitary forces and
police had intimidated, tortured and
even killed members working at soft
drink manufacturing facilities, as part of
conspiracy to destroy union; actions
were in furtherance of commercial
activities, rather than war objectives. 3.
Jurisdiction was lacking in suit claiming
that operators of soft drink plant in
Colombia violated Alien Tort Claims
Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim
Protection Act (TVPA) by engaging in
conspiracy with Colombia paramilitary
forces to kill labor union official and
take other violent action against unions;
required degree of specificity was not
present, and because of background of
civil unrest in country occasional
association of plant management
personnel with militants was not
sufficient in and of itself to show
conspiracy.
1 oil companies could be secondarily Torture,
liable for aiding and abeting actions of extrajudicial
others: killing, crime
2 alleged wanton destruction of against humanity,
Nigerians' real and personal property forced exile
was not actionable under ATS;
3 alleged forced exile was not actionable;
4 extrajudicial killing as alleged in
complaint did not implicate well-
defined international norm so as to be
actionable;
5 Nigerians stated actionable claim for
torture;
6 arbitrary detention of Nigerian
citizens by government actors was
actionable;
7 claim for crimes against humanity was
actionable; and
8 interlocutory certification of questions
of law to Court of Appeals was
appropriate.
Thus, the atack on the United States Reversed lower court's Terrorism
Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya alleged in dismissal. Awarded
Plaintiffs' Complaint impinged the damages in 2014 WL
diplomatic mission of the United States 6463227. $161,309,500
and directly infringed on the rights of per person
ambassadors, which was and has been a
clear violation of the law of nations
since the inception of the ATCA. As
such, the Court properly exercises
subject mater jurisdiction over
Plaintiffs' claims.

Mwani v. Bin Ladin, No. CIV A 99-125


CKK, 2006 WL 3422208, at *4 (D.D.C.
Sept. 28, 2006)
Granted motion to leave to amend. Case Mostly RICO claim. One Forced labor
setled in 2014 but ATS claims were not claim was ATS. Unsure
part of the setlement. As of Sept. 14, what happened.
2011, the ATS claims were alive. Unclear
what happened to them except they got
dropped -- doesn't look like by the order
of the court. Case was sent to
mediation.
1 residents lacked conspiracy claim See Oct. 02, 2009 Genocide
under ATS; decision.
2 residents failed to establish aider and
abetor liability;
3 company's activities did not constitute
substantial assistance to government in
commission of crimes; and
4 residents were not entitled to amend
complaint.

Malviya also alleges, in discussing his N/A


detention and subsequent forced visit to
the hospital that “John West commited
human rights abuses. The U.S. laws
under U.S.C. 28 1350. USC 42 1083, 1331
and USC 1367(a) provide the necessary
vehicle for the U.S. Federal District
Court to provide relief to me.” Id. at 2
IV. e. These citations provide no basis
for inferring which code sections
plaintiff believes entitles him to redress.
GRANTS IN PART defendants' motion See Extrajudicial
to dismiss (Docket No. 1072). htp://ccrjustice.org/ourc killing, crimes
ases/current- against humanity,
cases/bowoto-v.- cruel, inhuman, or
chevron degrading
ATS claim. Jury trial in treatment
Dec. 2008. Jurors
unanimously agreed
that Chevron was not
liable for any of the
numerous allegations.
Prior to that, the court
granted partial SJ on
certain of the Ps' ATS
claims.See: Defendants
now bring a motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' remaining
federal law claims
brought under the ATS:
summary [**2]
execution (1st claim),
torture (4th claim),
cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment
(6th claim), deprivation
of the rights to life,
liberty and security of
person and peaceful
assembly and
association (7th claim),
and consistent patern
of gross violations of
human rights (8th
claim). See Ninth
Amended Complaint at
27-33.
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1083, 2008 BL
308428, 2 (N.D. Cal.
2008). For the foregoing
reasons, the Court
GRANTS defendants'
summary judgment
motion as to plaintiffs'
first, seventh, and
eighth claims. If
plaintiffs wish to amend
their complaint to state
a cause of action for
wrongful death under
DOHSA, they must do
so by June 5, 2008. The
Court DENIES
defendants' motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' fourth and
sixth claims [Docket No.
1688]. The Court also
DENIES defendants'
motion for summary
judgment as to
plaintiffs' claim for
punitive damages under
California law [Docket
No. 1452].
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1100, 2008 BL
308428, 17 (N.D. Cal.
2008)Cert denied in
2012.
GRANTS IN PART defendants' motion See Extrajudicial
to dismiss (Docket No. 795). The Court htp://ccrjustice.org/ourc killing, crimes
DENIES defendants' motion to strike ases/current- against humanity,
(Docket No. 997). Plaintiffs may file an cases/bowoto-v.- cruel, inhuman, or
amended complaint remedying the chevron degrading
defects identified above within 30 days ATS claim. Jury trial in treatment
of the date of this order. Dec. 2008. Jurors
unanimously agreed
that Chevron was not
liable for any of the
numerous allegations.
Prior to that, the court
granted partial SJ on
certain of the Ps' ATS
claims.See: Defendants
now bring a motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' remaining
federal law claims
brought under the ATS:
summary [**2]
execution (1st claim),
torture (4th claim),
cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment
(6th claim), deprivation
of the rights to life,
liberty and security of
person and peaceful
assembly and
association (7th claim),
and consistent patern
of gross violations of
human rights (8th
claim). See Ninth
Amended Complaint at
27-33.
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1083, 2008 BL
308428, 2 (N.D. Cal.
2008). For the foregoing
reasons, the Court
GRANTS defendants'
summary judgment
motion as to plaintiffs'
first, seventh, and
eighth claims. If
plaintiffs wish to amend
their complaint to state
a cause of action for
wrongful death under
DOHSA, they must do
so by June 5, 2008. The
Court DENIES
defendants' motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' fourth and
sixth claims [Docket No.
1688]. The Court also
DENIES defendants'
motion for summary
judgment as to
plaintiffs' claim for
punitive damages under
California law [Docket
No. 1452].
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1100, 2008 BL
308428, 17 (N.D. Cal.
2008)Cert denied in
2012.
GRANTS defendants' motion for See Extrajudicial
judgment on the pleadings (Docket No. htp://ccrjustice.org/ourc killing, crimes
923). ases/current- against humanity,
cases/bowoto-v.- cruel, inhuman, or
chevron degrading
ATS claim. Jury trial in treatment
Dec. 2008. Jurors
unanimously agreed
that Chevron was not
liable for any of the
numerous allegations.
Prior to that, the court
granted partial SJ on
certain of the Ps' ATS
claims.See: Defendants
now bring a motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' remaining
federal law claims
brought under the ATS:
summary [**2]
execution (1st claim),
torture (4th claim),
cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment
(6th claim), deprivation
of the rights to life,
liberty and security of
person and peaceful
assembly and
Complaint is DISMISSED as barred by association (7th claim), Due process
the statute of limitations and consistent patern
of gross violations of
human rights (8th
claim). See Ninth
Amended Complaint at
27-33.
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1083, 2008 BL
308428, 2 (N.D. Cal.
2008). For the foregoing
reasons, the Court
GRANTS defendants'
summary judgment
motion as to plaintiffs'
first, seventh, and
eighth claims. If
plaintiffs wish to amend
their complaint to state
a cause of action for
wrongful death under
DOHSA, they must do
so by June 5, 2008. The
Court DENIES
defendants' motion for
summary judgment on
plaintiffs' fourth and
sixth claims [Docket No.
1688]. The Court also
DENIES defendants'
motion for summary
judgment as to
plaintiffs' claim for
punitive damages under
California law [Docket
No. 1452].
Bowoto v. Chevron
Corp., 557 F. Supp. 2d
1080, 1100, 2008 BL
308428, 17 (N.D. Cal.
2008)Cert denied in
2012.
Rejects argument based on comity and Torture,
amnesty law in El Saldvador. Denied the extrajudicial
motion killing
ORDERED that this complaint is Due process
DISMISSED as barred by the statute of
limitations.
1 claims for war crimes, violations of the Opinion Withdrawn Environmental
laws of war, racial discrimination and and Superseded on law,
for violations of the United Nations Rehearing in Part by discrimination
Convention on the Law of the Sea Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC,
(UNCLOS) could properly form the 9th Cir.(Cal.), April 12,
basis for ATCA claims; 2007
2 plaintiffs sufficiently alleged
corporation's liability for the PNG
military's alleged war crimes to state
claim against the corporation for
vicarious liability;
3 State Department's statement of
interest (SOI) did not establish that the
action presented nonjusticiable political
questions;
4 corporation's alleged racial
discrimination was not an official act of
PNG which the act of state doctrine
could insulate from scrutiny;
5 district court did not abuse its
discretion when it applied the
international comity doctrine to dismiss
action; and
6 ATCA did not implicitly require
exhaustion of local remedies in foreign
courts.
Given that Plaintiff lacks standing to P was US ctiizen. The Torture,
bring an ATCA claim and has suit is certified on extrajudicial
apparently already conceded Westfall Westfall Act. Affirmed killing
certification as to any of her husband's in 2008
claims, Plaintiff's atempted invocation
of the ATCA appears without
foundation.

Because the court finds that the Expropriation of


plaintiff's claims do not confer subject- property
mater jurisdiction under the FSIA, the
court will not consider the plaintiff's
ATCA claims.
The court further finds the complaint is Prisoners rights,
subject to being dismissed without due process
prejudice based on plaintiff's apparent
failure to fully exhaust administrative
remedies.

Court grants Commerzbank's motion to Defamation


dismiss Fagan's claims against it
pursuant to forum non conveniens,
subject to the specified conditions
War crimes
Torture by private parties not actionable Torture
under the ATS even if the private parties
were acting under color of law.

The District Court, Kennelly, J., held Setled in 2008 Torture


that plaintiffs established that atempts
to exhaust Nigerian remedies would be
futile.
Plaintiff Keating's opposition does not N/A
identify any torts commited against
her, let alone torts that meet the
Supreme Court's test set out in Sosa.
Claims 9-11 (international law) and 18- ATS claim, among Arbitrary
19 (bond) are dismissed for lack of others. The ATS claim is detention
jurisdiction. dismissed after US
became defendant. But
other claims survive.
See Iqbal. See the 2005
case.

Claims raised were nonjusticiable Torture, arbitrary


under political question doctrine detention,
extrajudicial
killing
Because Plaintiff has not alleged the Defamation
factual predicates required for a claim
under 28 U.S.C. § 1350, she has failed to
state a violation of the Act.
Brock's claims be dismissed prior to Due process
service of process as the claims are
frivolous, fail to state claims upon which
relief can be granted, and are against
defendants who are immune from suit.
Cohee, however, does not explain when Torture
or where these alleged acts of torture
and “Domestic Violence” supposedly
occurred. Further, he does not allege
that he, nor anyone he knows, was a
victim of the alleged acts of torture and
“Domestic Violence”. In addition, the
ATCA, the TVPA, and the Eighth
Amendment provide no individual right
to sue for general grievances or to assert
the claims of third parties who are
wholly unrelated to the plaintiff.
Dismissed case on state secrets ground. Extraordinary
rendition, torture,
cruel, inhuman
and degrading
treatment
1 estates of the seven U.S. citizens who 2395 Damages in millions, Terrorism
died in the bombing were entitled to plus interest.
recover the present value of the TVPA claims allowed
economic losses resulting from their against the individual
wrongful deaths;2 prejudgment interest Ds, but not the state. But
would be awarded;3 appropriate case pursued on the
awards to passengers' estates included FSIA terrorism
economic losses as well as $18 million exception/Flatow
for pain and suffering;4 appropriate amendment grounds.
awards to passengers' spouses included No mention of TVPA in
$26 million for pain and suffering;5 end.
appropriate awards to passengers'
children included $10 million for pain
and suffering;6 appropriate awards to
passengers' parents included $5 million
for pain and suffering;7 appropriate
awards to passengers' siblings included
$8 million for pain and suffering; and8
appropriate awards to owner of aircraft
was $41 million.

Pugh v. Socialist People's Libyan Arab


Jamahiriya, 530 F. Supp. 2d 216 (D.D.C.
2008)
The Court of Appeals, Brown, Circuit Forced removal
Judge, held that suit was barred under
political question doctrine.

Accordingly, the court GRANTS Identical to the 04 D.C. Genocide


Deutsche Bank's motion to dismiss, and Circuit case. Dismissed
DENIES the motion for sanctions and an on res judicata ground.
injunction against the Hereros' counsel.

Court granted plaintiffs' motion for Default judgment See Torture,


entry of default against defendant of $47 million in htp://www.cja.org/secti dissaperance
damages awarded on.php?id=81
plaintiff's claims for negligence and Relied on ATS for 10 Negligence
negligence per se are not cognizable year SOL
under the ATS
1. Arar lacks standing to bring a claim
for declaratory relief against plaintiffs in
their official capacities, and thus those
claims are denied.
2. With respect to claims under the
Torture Victim Protection Act against
defendants in their personal capacities,
plaintiff as a non-citizen is unable to
demonstrate that he has a viable cause
of action under that statute or that
defendants were acting under “color of
law, of any foreign nation.”
Accordingly, Count 1 is dismissed with
prejudice.
3. With respect to claims alleging that
defendants violated Arar's rights to
substantive due process by removing
him to Syria and subjecting him to
torture, coercive interrogation and
detention in Syria, the INA does not
foreclose jurisdiction over plaintiff's
claims. Nonetheless, no cause of action
under Bivens can be extended given the
national-security and foreign policy
considerations at stake. Accordingly,
Counts 2 and 3 are dismissed with
prejudice.
4. With respect the claim that Arar was
deprived of due process or other
constitutional rights by the defendants
during his period of domestic detention,
prior cases holding that inadmissible
aliens deserve litle due process
protection are inapplicable because Arar
was not atempting to effect an entry
into the United States; in any event, the
circumstances and conditions of
confinement to which Arar was
subjected while in U.S. custody may
potentially raise Bivens claims.
ATS is unrelated
However, tomust
plaintiff the allegations of her
replead those
complaint.
claims without regard to any rendition
claim and name those defendants that
were personally involved in the alleged
unconstitutional treatment; as to the
denial of access to counsel claim, he
must also identify the specific injury he
was prevented from *288 grieving.
Count 4 is therefore, dismissed without
prejudice.
5. Claims against all ten John Doe law
enforcement agents named in
connection with that Count 4 are
dismissed without prejudice as well,
with leave to replead.
1 requirement that government Torture
employees be acting within scope of
employment, before United States
would be substituted as defendant in
tort cases, was satisfied;
2 no exceptions to United States
substitution were applicable; and
3 officers had qualified immunity from
suit.

As discussed above, Reyes-Sanchez filed Pro se case. Habeas Due process


his petition on October 19, 2004. This case. Dismissed for
was a full five months after the untimeliness. No
limitations period set forth in 28 U.S.C. § reliance on ATS.
2244(d)(1)(A) had expired. It therefore
follows that Reyes-Sanchez's habeas
corpus petition must be dismissed for
untimeliness.
Ps cannot state a cause of action under Slavery
applicable law.

Circuit Judge, in an amended opinion, $54.6m ATS claim. Jury trial in Torture
held that District Court did not abuse its 2002. This decision
discretion by equitable tolling of statute affirmed the judgmenet.
of limitations on refugees' claims until Collected 300,000. See
the end of the civil war in El Salvador. htp://www.cja.org/secti
on.php?id=82.
D did not respond to MTD. Dismissed
sua sponte.
The district court properly granted Torture
summary judgment on King's claims
under the Torture Victim Protection Act,
28 U.S.C. § 1350, because none of the
Mexican citizens who purportedly
tortured King were named in the suit.
The district court properly dismissed
King's claims under the Alien Tort
Claim Act because King's exclusive
remedy for violation of the law of
nations is through the Federal Tort
Claims Act (“FTCA”).
Terrorism
1 limitations period for second alien's Verdict was for Jury trial in 2007. Ps Extrajudicial
claims was subject to equitable tolling, $4.3 million and $1 won. killing, torture,
and million has been arbitrary detention
2 former officer failed to establish recovered
affirmative defense of non-exhaustion as (possibly due to
to first alien's TVPA claim. defendant's lotery
winnings)

Court says the claim implicitly relies on Destruction of


ATS. property
However, “[t]he Alien Tort Claims Act,
which confers jurisdiction upon U.S.
district courts to hear tort claims by
aliens for alleged violations of U.S.
treaties and the law of nations, is not
itself a waiver of sovereign immunity, at
least not that of the United States.”
1 Israeli tort law provided adequate Extrajudicial
remedies for plaintiffs injured as a result killing
of tortious conduct, such that plaintiffs
were required by the Torture Victims
Protection Act's (TVPA's) exhaustion of
remedies requirement to seek
compensation in Israel before suing
manufacturer in the United States;
2 pursuant to “color of law”
requirement of the TVPA, plaintiffs
could not sue manufacturer in the
United States absent evidence that
manufacturer controlled or participated
in IDF soldiers' alleged conduct;
3 family of peace activist could not
assert federal claims derived from
international law;
4 manufacturer was not liable for aiding
and abeting, conspiring in, or ratifying
cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment
or punishment in violation of the law of
nations;
For the foregoing reasons, the court Kidnapping,
tentatively grants DCAG's motion to arbitrary
dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. detention, roture,
However, before making a final extrajudicial
decision, limited jurisdictional discovery killings
may be undertaken.
P won. $6 million in total. At least collected some Torture,
money. extrajudicial
htp://www.cja.org/secti killing
on.php?id=73
ATS and TVPA claim.
Upheld in 2006 and
2009.

Setled in 2009. See Drug testing


htp://www.csrandthela
w.com/2011/02/28/alien-
tort-statute-update-
pfizer-setles-suit-with-
nigerian-plaintiffs/.
Each dead child can get
a maxium of
175,000.NOT
COUNTING THIS
CASE BECAUSE IT
SETTLED AFTER AN
ACTION WAS
DISMISSED IN
NIGERIA.
Court denies defendant's motion for Setled in 2008 Torture
summary judgment [docket no. 102].
Alien tort statute (ATS) did not provide Affirmed in 2007 Child custody
district court with jurisdiction over's
father's claims.
Plaintiff Donna Holland may recover Over $25 million TVPA claim, state law Terrorism
under a wrongful death action against claim. TVPA claim
Iran, the MOIS, and the IRGC. denied, but Ps prevailed
Moreover, James and Chad Holland are on state law claim.Can't
also provided with another cause-of- find information on
action by Kentucky law—loss of collection.
parental consortium—and therefore
they may also be compensated for the
fifteen and seventeen years of parental
love and affection lost when the
defendants effectuated their terrorist
atack that killed Robert Holland on
October 23, 1983.
Motions for partial summary judgment $6 million in total. At least collected some Torture,
granted in part and denied in part. money. extrajudicial
htp://www.cja.org/secti killing
on.php?id=73
ATS and TVPA claim.
Jury trial in 2005. See
2006 WL 2434934.
Upheld in 2006 and
2009. Chavez v.
Carranza, 559 F.3d 486
(6th Cir. 2009).

D raised defenses based on SOL and Torture,


comity. Court DENIES Defendant's extrajudicial
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings killing
and in Addition Thereto or in the
Alternative, for Summary Judgment.
ORDERED: that defendants' motion to Civil rights abuse
dismiss for failure to state a claim and
lack of subject mater jurisdiction is
hereby GRANTED as to Claims I (Alien
Tort Claims Act), II (Torture Victim
Protection Act), and III (Violence
Against Women); and it is further

Defendants were acting in their official Due process


capacity, and therefore were immune.
1 ATS conferred subject mater Opinion Withdrawn Due process
jurisdiction upon federal district court and Superseded on
to adjudicate case; Rehearing by Jogi v.
2 subject provision of Vienna Voges, 7th Cir.(Ill.),
Convention was self-executing; March 12, 2007
3 provision conferred individually
enforceable rights upon citizen;
4 citizen had implied private right of
action under provision;
5 citizen did not have to show that
violation was “shockingly egregious”;
and
6 citizen's conviction or sentence did not
have to be invalidated in order for him
to seek award of civil damages.
Because the ATS is not a statute that ATS claim, among Prisoners rights
itself can be violated, it does not fall others. The ATS claim is
within the § 2679(b)(2)(B) exception. dismissed after US
Accordingly, the government's motion became defendant. But
for substitution is granted. Because the other claims survive.
United States has not waived its See Iqbal.
sovereign immunity from suits seeking
money damages under international
law, its motion to dismiss the ATS claim
is granted.
1 Saudi High Commission (SHC) was ATS and TVPA claims. Terorism,
entitled to immunity under See In re Terrorist highjaking
discretionary function exception to Atacks on Sept. 11, airplane
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 2001, 714 F.3d 118 (2d
(FSIA); Cir. 2013) cert. denied
2 chairman of SHC and Saudi Minister sub nom. O'Neill v. Al
of Interior were entitled to immunity Rajhi Bank, 134 S. Ct.
under discretionary function exception 2870, 189 L. Ed. 2d 848
to FSIA; (2014) (dismissing ATS
3 two Saudi officials did not have such and TVPA claims) --
minimum contacts with the United please add this.
States as to support a finding of general Grounds were LON
personal jurisdiction; since there was no
4 complaint alleging that various Islamic universal prohibition
charities and organizations provided against terrorism as of
support for September 11th atacks, 9/11. TVPA claims
failed to state a claim under TVPA; dismissed because AGE
5 allegation that defendant provided a did not act under color
satellite phone batery to terrorist leader of law.
sufficiently stated a claim under ATA
*************************************NOT The ATCA provides a
ALL CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED. basis for relief when an
CERTAIN ATS AND TVPA CLAIMS alien sues for a tort
REMAIN. commited in violation
of the law of nations. 28
U.S.C. § 1350; Kadic v.
Karadzic, 70 F.3d 232,
238 (2d Cir.1995).
Aircraft hijacking is
considered a violation
of international law,
Kadic, 70 F.3d at 240,
and the ATCA includes
“actions premised on a
theory of aiding and
abeting and
conspiracy.”
Presbyterian Church of
Sudan v. Talisman
Energy, Inc., 244
F.Supp.2d 289, 311
(S.D.N.Y.2003). The
ATCA, therefore, may
provide a basis of
recovery for those
Plaintiffs who are aliens.

In re Terrorist Atacks
on Sept. 11, 2001, 392 F.
Supp. 2d 539, 565
(S.D.N.Y. 2005) aff'd, 538
F.3d 71 (2d Cir. 2008).
=+++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++The TVPA
provides a cause of
action against
individuals who under
actual or apparent
authority of any foreign
nation subject an
individual to torture or
extrajudicial killing. 28
U.S.C. § 1350 note;
Arndt v. UBS AG, 342
F.Supp.2d 132, 141
(E.D.N.Y.2004). The
TVPA claims against
Rabita Trust, IIRO,
Success Foundation,
and the SAAR Network
entities are dismissed
because these
Defendants are not
individuals. Arndt, 342
F.Supp.2d at 141. The
TVPA claims against
Tarik Hamdi,
Abdulrahman
Alamoudi, Wa‘el
Jalaidan, and the SAAR
Network executives are
dismissed because there
is no allegation that
these Defendants were
acting under *566 color
of state law. In re: South
Motion for class certification denied. Genocide
Talisman's motion for judgment on the Genocide
pleadings based on the Statement of
Interest by the United States is denied.
Talisman's motion for certification for Genocide
interlocutory appeal of the June 13, 2005
Opinion is denied.

The Court GRANTS Defendant Village Due process


of Woodsfield's motion for summary
judgment. (Doc. # 73).
The Court GRANTS the motion for
summary judgment filed by Defendants
Monroe County and Keylor. (Doc. # 74).
The Court ORDERS Hughes' motion for
summary judgment stricken from the
record. (Doc. # 78).
Probabaly setled. "The
parties have agreed on
the final language of the
setlement agreement."
ATS claim is not actionable against Although torture Torture, arbitrary
private parties in DC Circuit. commited by a state is detention
recognized as a
violation of a setled
international norm, that
cannot be said of private
actors.
ourt grants Pfizer's motion to dismiss Setled in 2009. See Human
the Complaint for failure to state a claim htp://www.csrandthela experimentation
under the Alien Tort Statute. Even if this w.com/2011/02/28/alien-
Court had subject mater jurisdiction, it tort-statute-update-
would dismiss the action on forum non pfizer-setles-suit-with-
conveniens grounds. nigerian-plaintiffs/.
Each dead child can get
a maxium of 175,000.
ATS claim. This court
grated MTD. Reversed
in 2009 Decision. Also
see Adamu. NOT
COUNTING IT IN THE
ARTICLE AS A
"SETTLEMENT"
BECAUSE THE
SETTLEMENT AROSE
OUT OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IN
NIGERIA.
We affirm the district court's dismissal This court dismissed Terrrorism
of the plaintiffs' claims against claims against bin
Afghanistan for lack of subject mater Laden and Al Qaeda.
jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Reversed in 2006.
Immunities Act. We reverse the Awarded damages in
dismissal of their claims against bin 2014 WL 6463227.
Laden and al Qaeda, however, because
the plaintiffs have satisfied their burden
of showing that the district court can
properly exercise personal jurisdiction
over those defendants.
We affirm the district court's order ATS & TVPA claim; Torture
dismissing Plaintiffs' complaint entirely, finally dismissed on
except we vacate the dismissal of FNC ground; 578 F.3d
Plaintiffs' claims—under the Alien Tort 1283 (2009). Plaintiffs
Act and the Torture Victim Protection effort to reinstate also
Act—for alleged torture based on failed after blocking
intentionally inflicted mental pain and statute prevented courts
suffering. abroad from hearing
case. 741 F.3d 1349
(2014).

Granted MTD on political question ATS and TVPA claim. War crimes
grounds. This court denied MTD
on FNC ground, but
granted MTD on PQ
grounds. Affirmed in
2014, 2014 WL 5839817,
on Kiobel presumption
grounds and
international comity
grounds.
Denied MTD on FNC ground. ATS and TVPA claim. War crimes
This court denied MTD
on FNC ground, but
granted MTD on PQ
grounds. Affirmed in
2014, 2014 WL 5839817,
on Kiobel presumption
grounds and
international comity
grounds.

Suit presented political question. ATS claim. Affirming Sex slavery


the deciison granting
MTD in 2001.
Denied MTD ATS claim. See Oct. 02, Genocide
1 corporation could be held liable for 2009 decision.
violation of jus cogens norms, and
2 aider and abetor liability was
recognized under international law.
Allowed some claims (property related ATS claim. 2003 Unjust
ones) to proceed. decisoin (does not cite enrichment,
1350) dismissed the human rights
claim on PQ grounds; violation
parlty remanded by
2005 decision (this one);
on remand, district
court dismissed the case
against the bank on SI
ground, and agianst the
Order on LON and PQ
grounds. Affirmed in
2011, 423 Fed.Appx. 678.
TVPA, FSIA and state law claims. The Extrajudicial
TVPA and FSAI claims were dismissed, killing
but Ps ultimately prevailed on state law
claim. 404 F.Supp.2d 261
Denied class certification ATS claim. See Oct. 02, Genocide, crime
2009 decision. against humanity

Granted MTD in part, denied in part. Plaintiffs voluntarily Torture,


TVPA claim against individuals may dismissed their claims kidnapping
proceed. NOT CLEAR: "As indicated on 12/05/2008. State
above, because the court awaits the department set up
Executive Branch's statement on setlement fund.
Qadhafi's head-of-state immunity, the htp://www.justice.gov/
court has declined to address the sites/default/files/pages/
question of whether it has personal atachments/2014/06/20/
jurisdiction over Qadhafi. At this libya_claims_referral_le
moment, therefore, the court is not in an ter_11-27-2013.pdf
appropriate position to hold that the
TVPA is a viable cause of action against
Qadhafi."

Collet v. Socialist Peoples' Libyan Arab


Jamahiriya, 362 F. Supp. 2d 230, 243
(D.D.C. 2005)
Affrimed lower court's decision in 2003. Finally setled for an Torture,
Nigerian nationals could not pursue, undisclosed amount. extrajudicial
against Nigerian general, claims of Abiola v. Abubakar, killing
human rights abuses, including torture 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
and killing, as common law violations of 2937 (N.D. Ill., Jan. 15,
the law of nations, under Alien Tort 2008)
Statute (ATS) generally, but instead
were required to pursue such claims
under Torture Victim Protection Act
(TVPA) and were subject to TVPA's
exhaustion of remedies requirement;
TVPA essentially “occupied the field” as
to claims of torture or extrajudicial
killing, such that any common law
claims were supplanted by TVPA's
provisions.

Enahoro v. Abubakar, 408 F.3d 877 (7th


Cir. 2005) (ON PREEMPTION
GROUNDS)
Expropriation of
property
Setled in 2005 for
an undisclosed
amount.
htp://www.earthri
ghts.org/legal/final
-setlement-
reached-doe-v-
unocal. Estimated
$30 million.

Accepted voluntary dismissal


Affirmed the judgment on jury verdict. Jury verdict in 2003, extrajudicial
awarded $4 million; so killing, torture,
far $200K has been crimes against
collected. The verdict humanity, and
was affrimed in 2005. cruel, inhuman or
htp://viewfromll2.com/ degrading
2009/11/11/alien-tort- punishment.
statute-cases-resulting-
in-plaintiff-victories/.
Cannot corroborate.
There is no basis for any of the claims of ATS and TVPA claims. Product liability
plaintiffs under the domestic law of any Affirmed in 2008.
nation or state or under any form of
international law.

ATS does not provide jurisdiction over Ps relied on both ATS Forced removal
foreign states. and FSIA. Court said
that ATS is clearly
inapplicable. Unsure
what happened
ultimately, but ATS
claim clearly dismissed.
See 529 F.Supp.2d 80.
The Court of Appeals held that ATS and TVPA claims. Torture
dismissal of action for failure to timely No related decisions.
file jurisdictional status report was
abuse of discretion. District court on
remand held service was improper.
For the reasons provided above, the 500 related decisions. Due process,
Court holds that the petitioners have torture
stated valid claims under the Fifth
Amendment and that the CSRT
procedures are unconstitutional for
failing to comport with the
requirements of due process.
Additionally, the Court holds that
Taliban fighters who have not been
specifically determined to be excluded
from prisoner of war status by a
competent Article 5 tribunal have also
stated valid claims under the Third
Geneva Convention. Finally, the Court
concludes that the remaining claims of
the petitioners must be denied.
Alien Tort Statute does not waive Decision Vacated by Due process
sovereign immunity Boumediene v. Bush,
D.C.Cir., February 20,
2007

Accordingly, the ATCA may provide a The 911 cases. Terrorism


basis for a concerted action claim of
material support by alien-Plaintiffs here.
1 government of Azerbaijan was not ATS claim against state Fraud
entitled to sovereign immunity under was dismissed; claims
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act against individuals were
(FSIA); dismissed for lack of PJ;
2 former president of Azerbaijan was court allowed
not a necessary party; jurisdictional discovery
3 dismissal on grounds of forum non for claims against the
conveniens was not warranted; company. Appeal
4 Swiss banking defendants were not withdrawn.
subject to personal jurisdiction; and
5 jurisdictional discovery was warranted
as to whether Swiss bank's transactions
constituted such continuous and
systematic general business contacts
with the U.S. as would warrant assertion
of general jurisdiction.
Mostly a Westfall Act issue. Ps argue DC Cir. upholds the Forced removal
that violation of ATS is an exception to case in 445 F.3d 427 in
the Westfall Act; but court says that ATS 2006. The case discussed
is striclly jurisdicional and thus cannot the political question
be an exception to that Act. Claims doctrine.
against US were dismissed on PQ
grounds.
Act of state doctrine barred Falun Gong Certain plaintiff were Torture
practitioners' claims against local granted declaratory
government officials of PRC for relief. Case also
damages and injunctive relief but not strengthens the doctrine
their claim for declaratory relief of command
responsibility.
1 corporations did not engage in state Much back and forth, Apartheid
action under ATCA, and and dismissed affter
2 corporations did not violate law of Kiobel. Still may appeal.
nations, as would support Court's
jurisdiction under ATCA.
Defendants' motion granted.
1 limitations period was equitably tolled $10m, $5 million in See Assassination
through 2003, since plaintiff could not compensatory htp://www.cja.org/secti
have obtained justice from Salvadoran damages and $5 on.php?id=77
courts, and such fear extended to million in punitive
proceedings outside El Salvador; damages
2 security chief was liable for
extrajudicial killing in violation of
TVPA, and for extrajudicial killing and
crimes against humanity under ATCA,
as direct participant, conspirator,
accomplice, and aider and abetor;
3 security chief acted under apparent
authority and color of law of
government of El Salvador;
4 plaintiff was not required to exhaust
remedies prior to bringing TVPA claim;
5 assassination was “crime against
humanity” actionable under ATCA; and
6 appropriate award of damages was $5
million compensatory plus $5 million
punitive damages.

guards were not liable under Alien Tort Finally tried in 2007, D Prisoners rights
Claims Act (ATCA); but allegations won the ATS claim but
against contractor stated a claim under lost other claims. 549
ATCA; F.Supp.2d 602. SEE 577
F.3d 169 RE:
ATTORNEYS' FEES.
Setled for $525,000 on
Dec. 2, 2009 but the
setlement is having
enforcement problems --
district court issued an
order to enforce it in
2010. See docket, 97-cv-
03093.
1 Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) did not Apparently there was a Expropriation of
give district court subject mater parallel action brought property
jurisdiction over plaintiffs' common law in Florida: LETTER
claims, and FROM JAMES B.
2 defendant could not be sued under the WEIDNER TO HON. I.
Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA). LEO GLASSER
REGARDING UBS'
MOTION TO ENJOIN
PROSECUTION OF
THE FLORIDA
ACTION AND
REQUIRE THAT IT BE
REFILED IN THIS
DISTRICT.
(ATTACHMENTS: # 1
PROPOSED ORDER)
(CARROLL, THOMAS)
(ENTERED: 09/20/2004)
-- court denied this in
Nov. SD FLA: Ps
brought a contract claim
Acting under an alleged
contractual right to
bring claims on behalf
of Farben, Makro seeks
the return of assets
which, it asserts, always
belonged to Farben.
SUIT DISMISSED IN
2008 BY 11TH CIRCUIT.

Makro Capital of Am.,


Inc. v. UBS AG, 372 F.
Supp. 2d 623, 627 (S.D.
Fla. 2005)
Magistrate recommended plaintiff's Declaratory relief Torture
motion for entry of default judgment be granted
granted in part and denied in part, and
remainng claims be dismissed
Affirmed judgment dismissal of Over $71 million. See Torture
diplomats and also held that that the htp://www.cja.org/artic
political party had been improperly le.php?id=341
served. (So… affirming and reversing D ATS claim against
Ct. decision) Mugabe and ZANU-PF.
District court in 2002
dismissed claims
against Mugabe but
entered into default
judgment against
ZANU-PF. This court
dismissed all claims.
1 statutory period for bringing claims ATS and TVPA claims. Torture,
was equitably tolled; This court denied MTD. extrajudicial
2 plaintiffs' failure to pursue remedies in See the 2005 opinion. killing
El Salvador did not bar their claims; and
3 TVPA extended civil remedy to United
States citizens tortured abroad.
1 limitations period for second alien's $4.3m Substantial collection. Extrajudicial
claims was subject to equitable tolling, See killing, torture,
and htp://www.cja.org/secti arbitrary
2 former officer failed to establish on.php?id=78. detention,
affirmative defense of non-exhaustion as Jury trial in 2007. expropriation of
to first alien's TVPA claim. property
Ruled resident wasn't qualified to See the 2008 case. Torture, arbitrary
represent his kids as an atorney but detention,
vacated district court's ruling that he expropriation of
had to establish a "close" nexus to U.S. property
for claims to be actionable under the
ATS.

Granted MTD. ATS does not provide TVPA and ATS claims. Arbitrary
cause of action; TVPA requires action Affirmed in 2006. detention, torture,
under color of law. extrajudicial
killing,
dissaperances
Descendents failed to plead tort in CLERK'S JUDGMENT N/A
violation of customary international law GRANTING
as required to state claim under Alien DEFENDANTS?
Tort Claims Act (ATCA). MOTION TO DISMISS
Court grants defendant's motion to SACHARIN?S ATCA
dismiss Sacharin's ATCA claim and CLAIM AND
remands the remaining state law claims REMANDING THE
for intentional and negligent infliction REMAINING STATE
of emotional distress to New York State LAW CLAIMS FOR
Supreme Court. INTENTIONAL AND
NEGLIGENT
INFLICTION OF
EMOTIONAL
DISTRESS TO NEW
YORK STATE
SUPREME COURT.
(SIGNED BY J.
MICHAEL
MCMAHON, CLERK
ON 1/11/05) (ML, )
(ENTERED: 01/11/2005).
CORT: THIS IS A
QUESTION. TRY TO
FIND THE ANSWER.
Jun: can you specify the
question?
The District Court, Debevoise, Senior ATS claim, finally tried Prisoners' right
District Judge, held that: in 2007, D won the ATS
1 interim assessment report on facility claim but lost other
prepared by INS officials was admissible claims. 549 F.Supp.2d
under the hearsay exception for public 602. See other Jama case.
records relating to investigation;
2 triable issues existed regarding
whether hiring and training of guards
was negligent;
3 detainees were not third party
beneficiaries of contract between INS
and private company that operated
facility; and
4 facility was not entitled to government
contractor defense.

Affirmed lower court's dismissal but torture, genocide,


only on SI ground. arbitrary detention
Although the district court reached the
correct result, it erred when it rejected
the United States' argument concerning
the scope of President Jiang's immunity.
Because the Executive Branch has
recognized President Jiang's immunity
from suit, President Jiang could not be
used as an involuntary agent of the
appellants to effect service on Office
6/10. We need not therefore consider
whether President Jiang was acting as
an agent or officer of Office 6/10 or
whether the district court had personal
jurisdiction over Office 6/10.
Entered default judgment. Over $8m TVPA and FSIA claims. Kidnapping
Jurisdiction under FSIA.
TVPA creates cause of
action.
political question doctrine did not
apply; but abstention under
international comity doctrine was
appropriate.

Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Arbitrary


Circuit’s decision, stating that Alvarez’s detention
arrest and detention in this case did not
violate any treaty with the United
States; nor did they violate an
international norm meeting the
“specific, universal and obligatory”
standard.
Name Date Citation Docket number Circuit Relevant? Type of claims

Rasul v. Bush 08/28/2004 124 S.Ct. 2686, Nos. 03–334, 03– SC R ATS
2686+, U.S. 343
Ponce-Rubio v. 7/14/2004 Order of No. 6:03-cv-738- 11th Cir. Y ATS
N. Brevard, Inc. Dismissal, ORL-31KRS
No. 6:03-cv-738-
ORL-31KRS
(M.D. Fla. July 14,
2004)
Herero People's 06/11/2004 370 F.3d 1192, No. 03-7110 D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Reparations Corp. 1192+, D.C.Cir.
v. Deutsche Bank,
A.G.

Jean v. Dorelien 04/21/2004 2004 WL 5565022, No. 03-20161-CIV 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
*1+, S.D.Fla.
Van Tu v. Koster 04/16/2004 364 F.3d 1196, No. 02–4209 10th Cir. Y ATS
1196+, 10th Cir.
(Utah)

Jean v. Dorelien 04/06/2004 2004 WL 5565021, No. 03-20161-CIV 11th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
*1+, S.D.Fla.

Kiobel v. Royal 03/31/2004 2004 WL 5719589, No. 02 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS


Dutch Petroleum *3, S.D.N.Y. 7618(KMW)(HBP)
Co.
Schneider v. 03/30/2004 310 F.Supp.2d 251, No. CIV.A. 01- D.C. Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Kissinger 253+, D.D.C. 1902(RMC)

Topo v. Dhir 03/16/2004 2004 WL 527051 No. 01 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS


10881(PKC).

Ganguly v. 2/4/2004 2004 WL 213016, 2d Cir. N


Charles Schwab & *6, S.D.N.Y.
Co., Inc.
In re African- 01/26/2004 304 F.Supp.2d No. MDL 1491 7th Cir. Y ATS
American Slave 1027, 1030+,
Descendants N.D.Ill.
Litigation

Maugein v. 01/15/2004 298 F.Supp.2d No. CIV.A. 02-M- 10th Cir. Y ATS
Newmont Mining 1124, 1125+, 204
Corp. D.Colo.
Villeda Aldana v. 12/12/2003 305 F.Supp.2d No. 01–3399–CIV– 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Fresh Del Monte 1285 (S.D.Fla.) MORENO
Produce, Inc.

United Bank for 11/18/2003 2003 WL 22741575, No. 94 Civ. 2d Cir. PS/Y N/A
Africa PLC v. *1+, S.D.N.Y. 0655(TPG)
Coker
Cabello v. 10/15/2003 11th Cir. Y ATS
Fernandez-Larios

Abdullahi v. 10/08/2003 77 Fed.Appx. 48, Nos. 02–9223(L), 2d Cir. R ATS


Pfizer, Inc. 51, 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 02–9303(XAP)
Zhou v. Peng 09/30/2003 286 F.Supp.2d 255, No. 00 2d Cir. Y ATS
257+, S.D.N.Y. CIV.6446(WHP)

Cabello Barrueto 09/16/2003 291 F.Supp.2d No. 99–0528–CIV 11th Cir. R ATS
v. Fernandez 1360, 1360+,
Larios S.D.Fla.
Plaintiffs A, B, C, 09/12/2003 282 F.Supp.2d 875, No. 02 C 7530 7th Cir. R ATS
D, E, F v. Jiang 878, N.D.Ill.
Zemin

Campuzano v. 09/10/2003 281 F.Supp.2d 258, Civil Action Nos. D.C. Cir. N
Islamic Republic 270+, D.D.C. 00–2328 (RMU),
of Iran 01–1655(RMU)
Regier v. Islamic 09/08/2003 281 F.Supp.2d 87, No. CIV.A.01–1302 D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 97, D.D.C. (JDB)

Dammarell v. 09/08/2003 281 F.Supp.2d 105, No. CIV.A.01-2224 D.C. Cir. R FSIA/ATS
Islamic Republic 191, D.D.C. JDB
of Iran
Flores v. Southern 08/29/2003 414 F.3d 233, 234+, Docket No. 02– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Peru Copper Corp. 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 9008

Jane Doe I v. 08/04/2003 2003 WL 23893010, No. C 02-05570 9th Cir. Y ATS
Reddy *8, N.D.Cal. WHA

Herero People's 07/31/2003 2003 WL 26119014, Civ. No. 01–01868 D.C. Cir. N
Reparations Corp. *2+, D.D.C. (CKK)
v. Deutsche Bank
AG
Burnet v. Al 07/25/2003 274 F.Supp.2d 86, No. CIV.A.02–1616 D.C. Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Baraka Inv. and 87+, D.D.C. (JR)
Development
Corp.

Aranda v. 07/25/2003 73 Fed.Appx. 204, No. 03-15056. 9th Cir. PS/Y ATS
Department of 205+, 9th Cir.(Cal.)
Social and Health
Services

Price v. Socialist 07/21/2003 274 F.Supp.2d 20, No. CIV.A.97–975 D.C. Cir. N
People's Libyan 20+, D.D.C. RCL
Arab Jamahiriya

Stern v. Islamic 07/17/2003 271 F.Supp.2d 286, No. 1:00CV02602 D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 297, D.D.C. (RCL)
Acree v. Republic 07/07/2003 271 F.Supp.2d 179, No. CIV.A. 02-632 D.C. Cir. N
of Iraq 215, D.D.C. (RWR)

Hwang Geum Joo 06/27/2003 332 F.3d 679, 679+, No. 01-7169 D.C. Cir. R ATS
v. Japan D.C.Cir.

Abiola v. 06/27/2003 267 F.Supp.2d 907, No. 02 C 6093 7th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Abubakar 907+, N.D.Ill.
Abrams v. Societe 06/13/2003 332 F.3d 173, 178+, Docket No. 01– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Nationale des 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 9442
Chemins de Fer
Francais

Soudavar v. 06/10/2003 67 Fed.Appx. 618, No. 02-7129 D.C. Cir. Y ATS


Islamic Republic 618+, D.C.Cir.
of Iran

Aldana v. Fresh 06/06/2003 2003 WL 25914862, No. 01–3399–CIV 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Del Monte *1+, S.D.Fla.
Produce, Inc.
Alvarez-Machain 06/03/2003 331 F.3d 604, 608+, Nos. 99-56762 9th Cir. R ATS
v. U.S. 9th Cir.(Cal.)

Bieregu v. 05/01/2003 259 F.Supp.2d 342, Civil Action No. 3d Cir. PS ATS
Ashcroft 343+, D.N.J. 01–4948
Goldstein v. U.S. 04/23/2003 2003 WL 24108182, No. Civ.A.01-0005 D.C. Cir. PS/Y ATS
*1, D.D.C. RMC

Simpson v. 04/22/2003 326 F.3d 230, 231+, No. 01-7191 D.C. Cir. PS/N ATS
Socialist People's D.C.Cir.
Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya

Anderman v. 04/15/2003 256 F.Supp.2d No. CV01– 9th Cir. Y ATS


Federal Republic 1098, 1103, 01769FMCAIJX
of Austria C.D.Cal.
Estate of 04/14/2003 256 F.Supp.2d No. CV–02–BE– 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Rodriquez v. 1250, 1250+, 0665–W
Drummond Co., N.D.Ala.
Inc.

U.S. v. Yousef 04/04/2003 327 F.3d 56, 103, 2d Cir. N


2nd Cir.(N.Y.)

Doe v. Islamic 03/31/2003 257 F.Supp.2d 115, No. CIV.A. 96– D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Salvation Front 116+, D.D.C. 2792(JR)

Sinaltrainal, Estate 03/31/2003 2003 WL 1846195, Nos. 01–3208–Civ. 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
of Gil v. Coca-Cola *1, S.D.Fla.
Co.
Sinaltrainal v. 03/28/2003 256 F.Supp.2d Nos. 01–3208– 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Coca-Cola Co. 1345, 1346+, CIV–MARTINEZ
S.D.Fla.

Presbyterian 03/19/2003 244 F.Supp.2d 289, No. 01 CIV.9882 2d Cir. R ATS


Church of Sudan 289+, S.D.N.Y. (AGS)
v. Talisman
Energy, Inc.
Bano v. Union 03/18/2003 2003 WL 1344884, No. 99 Civ.11329 2d Cir. R ATS
Carbide Corp. *1, S.D.N.Y. JFK

Al Odah v. U.S. 03/11/2003 321 F.3d 1134, Nos. 02-5251, 02- D.C. Cir. R ATS
1135+, D.C.Cir. 5284 & 02-5288
Deutsch v. Turner 03/06/2003 324 F.3d 692, 697+, Nos. 00–56673, 01– 9th Cir. Y ATS
Corp. 9th Cir.(Cal.) 17115, 01–17116,
01–17123, 01–
17124, 01–17134,
01–17155, 01–
17157, 01–17160,
01–17172, 01–
17176, 01–17177,
01–17185, 01–
17189, 01–17195,
01–17197, 01–
17201, 01–17203,
01–17204, 01–
17207, 01–17210,
01–17211, 01–
17230, 01–17243,
01–17251, 01–
17252, 01–17260,
01–17265, 01–
17499.

Ungaro-Benages v. 02/20/2003 2003 WL 25729923, 11th Cir. N


Dresdner Bank AG *13+, S.D.Fla.
Tachiona v. 12/11/2002 234 F.Supp.2d 401, No. 00 CIV. 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Mugabe 402+, S.D.N.Y. 6666(VM)

Surete v. Islamic 11/01/2002 231 F.Supp.2d 260, No. CIV.A.01– D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 265, D.D.C. 0570(PLF)
Mwani v. Bin 09/30/2002 2002 WL 34936401, No. CIV A 99-125 D.C. Cir. R ATS
Ladin *2+, D.D.C. CKK

Doe I v. Unocal 09/18/2002 395 F.3d 932, 933+, Nos. 00–56603, 00– 9th Cir. R ATS
Corp. 9th Cir.(Cal.) 57197, 00–56628,
00–57195

Topo v. Dhir 09/13/2002 210 F.R.D. 76, 76+, No. 01 Civ. 10881 2d Cir. R ATS
S.D.N.Y. (JSM) (RLE)
Rosner v. U.S. 08/28/2002 231 F.Supp.2d No. 01–1859–CIV– 11th Cir. R ATS
1202, 1203+, SEITZ
S.D.Fla.

Bansal v. Lamar 08/27/2002 2002 WL 32075771, No. 1:02-CV-322 6th Cir. PS ATS
University *2+, E.D.Tex.

Ahmed v. Hoque 08/23/2002 2002 WL 1964806, No. 01 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS


*1+, S.D.N.Y. 7224(DLC).
Manliguez v. 08/20/2002 226 F.Supp.2d 377, No. 01–CV–7574 2d Cir. Y ATS
Joseph 377+, E.D.N.Y. (NGG)

Aguinda v. 8/16/2002 303 F.3d 470, 473, Docket Nos. 01– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Texaco, Inc. 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 7756L, 01–7758C
Zhou v. Peng 08/08/2002 2002 WL 1835608, No. 00 CIV. 2d Cir. R ATS
*1+, S.D.N.Y. 6446(WHP)

Chiminya 08/07/2002 216 F.Supp.2d 262, No. 2d Cir. R ATS


Tachiona v. 262+, S.D.N.Y. 00CIV6666VMJCF
Mugabe
Rasul v. Bush 07/30/2002 215 F.Supp.2d 55, Nos. CIV.A. 02– D.C. Cir. R ATS
56+, D.D.C. 299(CKK), CIV.A.
02–828(CKK)
Arce v. Garcia 07/23/2002 11th Cir. R ATS

Flores v. Southern 07/16/2002 253 F.Supp.2d 510, No. 00 CIV. 2d Cir. R ATS
Peru Copper Corp. 510+, S.D.N.Y. 9812(CSH)
Sarei v. Rio Tinto 07/09/2002 221 F.Supp.2d No. CIV.00–11695 9th Cir. R ATS
PLC. 1116, 1116+, MMM
C.D.Cal.

Price v. Socialist 06/28/2002 294 F.3d 82, 91, No. 00-7244 D.C. Cir. N
People's Libyan D.C.Cir.
Arab Jamahiriya
Cabello Barrueto 06/05/2002 205 F.Supp.2d No. 99–0528–CIV 11th Cir. R ATS
v. Fernandez 1325, 1326+,
Larios S.D.Fla.

Robert v. Bell 05/31/2002 2002 WL 1268030, No. Civ.A.3:01- 6th Cir. N


Helicopter *1, N.D.Tex. CV-1576-L
Textron, Inc.

Does I v. Gap, Inc. 05/10/2002 2002 WL 1000068, No. CV-01-0031 9th Cir. Y ATS
*21, D.N.Mar.I.
Ford ex rel. Estate 04/30/2002 289 F.3d 1283, No. 01–10357 11th Cir. Y TVPA
of Ford v. Garcia 1284+, 11th Cir.
(Fla.)

Mehinovic v. 04/29/2002 198 F.Supp.2d No. CIV.A.1:98– 11th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA


Vuckovic 1322, 1322+, CV–2470–M
N.D.Ga.
Wiwa v. Royal 02/28/2002 2002 WL 319887, No. 96 CIV. 2d Cir. R ATS
Dutch Petroleum *2+, S.D.N.Y. 8386(KMW).
Co.

Papa v. U.S. 02/25/2002 281 F.3d 1004, No. 00–55051 9th Cir. Y ATS
1005+, 9th Cir.
(Cal.)

Doe I v. The Gap, 11/26/2001 2001 WL 1842389, No. CV-01-0031 9th Cir. R ATS
Inc. *22, D.N.Mar.I.
Bano v. Union 11/15/2001 273 F.3d 120, 121+, Docket No. 00– 2d Cir. Y ATS
Carbide Corp. 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 9250

Wagner v. Islamic 11/06/2001 172 F.Supp.2d 128, No. Civ.A. 00– D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran 134, D.D.C. 1799(TPJ)

Abrams v. Societe 11/05/2001 175 F.Supp.2d 423, No. CIV.A.00-CV- 2d Cir. R ATS
Nationale des 433+, E.D.N.Y. 5326(DGT)
Chemins de Fer
Francais
Tachiona v. 10/30/2001 169 F.Supp.2d 259, No. 00 CIV. 2d Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
Mugabe 260+, S.D.N.Y. 6666(VM)

Robinson v. 10/11/2001 269 F.3d 133, 144, Docket No. 00– 2d Cir. N
Government of 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 7730
Malaysia
Mousa v. Islamic 09/19/2001 238 F.Supp.2d 1, No. 00–2096(WBB) D.C. Cir. Y TVPA
Republic of Iran 1+, D.D.C.

In re World War II 09/17/2001 164 F.Supp.2d No. MDL–1347 9th Cir. Y ATS
Era Japanese 1153, 1153+,
Forced Labor N.D.Cal.
Litigation

In re World War II 09/17/2001 164 F.Supp.2d No. MDL–1347 9th Cir. Y ATS
Era Japanese 1160, 1160+,
Forced Labor N.D.Cal.;
Litigation Deutsch v. Turner
Corp., 324 F.3d 692
(9th Cir. 2003)
Alvarez-Machain 09/11/2001 266 F.3d 1045, Nos. 99–56762, 99– 9th Cir. R ATS
v. U.S. 1050+, 9th Cir. 56880
(Cal.)

Jane Doe I v. 08/28/2001 2001 WL 986545, Nos. 93 Civ. 0878 2d Cir. Y ATS
Karadzic *1+, S.D.N.Y. (PKL), 93 Civ. 1163
(PKL)

Estate of Cabello 08/10/2001 157 F.Supp.2d No. 99–0528–CIV 11th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
v. Fernandez- 1345, 1345+,
Larios S.D.Fla.
Empagran S.A. v. 06/07/2001 2001 WL 761360, No. 01–7115 D.C. Cir. Y ATS
F. Hoffman-La *7, D.D.C.
Roche, Ltd.

Aguinda v. 05/30/2001 142 F.Supp.2d 534, Nos. 93 CIV. 7527, 2d Cir. R ATS
Texaco, Inc. 535+, S.D.N.Y. 94 CIV. 9266

Daliberti v. 05/25/2001 146 F.Supp.2d 19, No. CIV. A. 96– D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iraq 25, D.D.C. 1118 (LFO)

Tercero v. C&Y 5/25/2001 Order re No. CV-0012715- 9th Cir. Y ATS


Sportswear, Inc. Stipulation NM
for Dismissal,
No. CV-0012715-
NM (C.D.
Cal. May 25, 2001)
Sampson v. 05/23/2001 250 F.3d 1145, No. 97–3555 7th Cir. N
Federal Republic 1148, 7th Cir.(Ill.)
of Germany

Ahmed v. 05/11/2001 2001 WL 1842390, Nos. Civ.A. 00– 9th Cir. Y ATS
Goldberg *1+, D.N.Mar.I. 0005

Ahmed v. 05/11/2001 2001 WL 1842398, Nos. Civ.A. 00– 9th Cir. R ATS
Goldberg *10, D.N.Mar.I. 0005

Ahmed v. 05/11/2001 2001 WL 1842399 Civ.A. 99–0046 9th Cir. R ATS


Goldberg *1+, D.N.Mar.I.
Ahmed v. 05/11/2001 2001 WL 1843382, Civ.A. 99–0046 9th Cir. R ATS
Goldberg *10, D.N.Mar.I.

Benas v. Baca 04/23/2001 2001 WL 485168, 9th Cir. N


*4, C.D.Cal.

Mendonca v. 04/09/2001 159 F.Supp.2d 299, No. CIV. A. 00– 5th Cir. Y ATS
Tidewater, Inc. 300+, E.D.La. 2284

Alnwick v. 03/22/2001 137 F.Supp.2d 112, No. 99–CV–7380 2d Cir. N


European Micro 128, E.D.N.Y. (ADS)
Holdings, Inc.
Remoi v. I.N.S. 03/02/2001 2001 WL 225240, No. 99 CIV 1546 2d Cir. PS/N
*3, S.D.N.Y. TPG

Jogi v. Piland 02/14/2001 131 F.Supp.2d No. 00-2067 7th Cir. R ATS
1024, 1025+,
C.D.Ill.

Kruman v. 01/29/2001 129 F.Supp.2d 620, No. 2d Cir. Y ATS


Christie's Intern. 620+, S.D.N.Y. 00Civ.6322(LAK)
PLC
Elahi v. Islamic 12/30/2000 124 F.Supp.2d 97 No. Civ.A. 99– D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran (D.D.C.) 2802(JHG)
Bigio v. Coca-Cola 12/07/2000 239 F.3d 440 (2nd Docket No. 98– 2d Cir. R ATS
Co. Cir.) 9058

Bao Ge v. Li Peng 11/17/2000 209 F.R.D. 250 No. CIV. 98– D.C. Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
(D.D.C.) 1986(TFH)

DiRienzo v. Philip 11/08/2000 232 F.3d 49, 76 2d Cir. N


Services Corp. (2nd Cir.)
Wiwa v. Royal 09/14/2000 226 F.3d 88 (2nd Docket Nos. 99– 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
Dutch Petroleum Cir.) 7223, 99–7245
Co.

Doe v. Unocal 08/31/2000 110 F.Supp.2d Nos. CV 96–6959 9th Cir. R ATS
Corp. 1294 (C.A.Cal.) RSWL (BQRx), CV
96–6112 RSWL
(BQRx)
Bodner v. Banque 08/31/2000 114 F.Supp.2d 117 Nos. 97 CV 2d Cir. Y ATS
Paribas (E.D.N.Y.) 7433(SJ), 98 CV
7851(SJ)
Bao Ge v. Li Peng 08/28/2000 201 F.Supp.2d 14 No. 98CV1986 D.C. Cir. R ATS
(D.D.C.) (TFH)

Bano v. Union 08/28/2000 2000 WL 1225789 No. 99 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS


Carbide Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) 11329(JFK)
Wong-Opasi v. 08/16/2000 229 F.3d 1155 (6th No. 99-5658, 99- 6th Cir. Y ATS
Tennessee State Cir.) 5660
University

Kadic v. Karadzic 08/16/2000 2000 WL 36266045 No. 93 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS


(S.D.N.Y.) 1163(PKL)
Doe v. Karadzic 06/13/2000 2000 WL 763851 No. 93 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
(S.D.N.Y.) 0878(PKL)

Daliberti v. 05/23/2000 97 F.Supp.2d 38 D.C. Cir. N


Republic of Iraq (D.D.C.)

Kamal v. City of 05/11/2000 221 F.3d 1348 (9th D.C. No. CV-95- 9th Cir. Y ATS
Santa Monica Cir.) 01025-ABC.

Begum v. Miner 04/20/2000 213 F.3d 639 (5th No. 99-20027. 5th Cir. Y ATS
Cir.)

Kyler v. 01/28/2000 203 F.3d 835 (10th No. 99-1052 10th Cir. PS ATS
Montezuma Cir.)
County

Ralk v. Lincoln 01/18/2000 81 F.Supp.2d 1372 No. CIV. A. 11th Cir. Y ATS
County, Ga. (S.D.Ga.) CV198–231
Friedman v. Bayer 12/15/1999 1999 WL 33457825 No. 99–CV–3675 2d Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
Corp. (E.D.N.Y.)

Beanal v. Freeport- 11/29/1999 197 F.3d 161 (5th No. 98–30235 5th Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
McMoran, Inc. Cir.)
Iwanowa v. Ford 10/28/1999 67 F.Supp.2d 424 No. Civ.A. 98–959 3d Cir. Y ATS
Motor Co. (D.N.J.) JAG
Burger-Fischer v. 09/13/1999 65 F.Supp.2d 248 Civil Action Nos. 3d Cir. N
Degussa AG (D.N.J.) 98–3958(DRD)

Roe v. Unocal 08/10/1999 70 F.Supp.2d 1073 No. CV 96–6112 9th Cir. R ATS
Corp. (C.D.Cal.) RAP (BQRx)

Faulder v. Johnson 06/16/1999 178 F.3d 741 (5th No. 99–20542. 5th Cir. Y ATS
Cir.)
Faulder v. Johnson 06/15/1999 99 F.Supp.2d 774 No. Civ.A. H–99– 5th Cir. R ATS
(S.D.Tex.) 1809

Heinrich ex rel. 04/30/1999 49 F.Supp.2d 27 1st Cir. N


Heinrich v. Sweet (D.Mass.)

Salazar v. 04/28/1999 47 F.Supp.2d 1105 No. CV 98–2479 9th Cir. Y ATS


Burresch (C.D.Cal.) AHM(RCx)
Heanue v. Johnson 03/29/1999 1999 WL 33227638 No. 98–1611–CIV– 11th Cir. PS/Y TVPA
(S.D.Fla.) NESBITT

Alvarez-Machain 03/18/1999 1999 WL 34976473 No. CV 93– 9th Cir. R ATS


v. U.S. (C.D.Cal.) 4072SVW(SHX)

Sandoval v. Reno 01/26/1999 166 F.3d 225, 236 3d Cir. N


(3rd Cir.)
Hawkins v. 01/25/1999 33 F.Supp.2d 1244 9th Cir. N
Comparet-Cassani (C.D.Cal.)

Doe v. Karadzic 10/23/1998 182 F.R.D. 424 No. 93 CIV. 0878 2d Cir. R ATS/TVPA
(S.D.N.Y.)

Jota v. Texaco, Inc. 10/05/1998 157 F.3d 153 (2d. Nos. 97–9102, 97– 2d Cir. R ATS
Cir.) 9104, 97–9108.

Jama v. U.S. I.N.S. 10/01/1998 22 F.Supp.2d 353 Civ. No. 97–3093 3d Cir. R ATS
(D.N.J.) (DRD)
Cicippio v. Islamic 08/27/1998 18 F.Supp.2d 62 Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran (D.D.C.) 96–1805(TPJ)

In re Healthback, 07/31/1998 226 B.R. 464 10th Cir. N


L.L.C. (Bkrtcy.W.D.Okla.
)
Miner v. Begum 06/24/1998 8 F.Supp.2d 643 5th Cir. N
(S.D.Tex.)

In re AHN 06/10/1998 222 B.R. 804 5th Cir. N


Homecare, LLC (N.D.Tex.)
Bigio v. Coca-Cola 06/05/1998 1998 WL 293990 No. 97 Civ. 2d Cir. R ATS
Co. (S.D.N.Y.) 2858(JSM)
Martinez v. City of 04/21/1998 141 F.3d 1373 (9th No. 96–55869 9th Cir. Y ATS
Los Angeles Cir.)

Belgrade v. Sidex 03/31/1998 2 F.Supp.2d 2d Cir. N


Intern. Furniture 407(S.D.N.Y.)
Corp.
White v. Paulsen 03/16/1998 997 F.Supp. 1380 No. CS–97–239– 9th Cir. Y
(E.D.Wash.) RHW

Flatow v. Islamic 03/11/1998 999 F.Supp. 1 No. 97–396 (RCL) D.C. Cir. N
Republic of Iran (D.D.C.)

Millicom Intern. 02/23/1998 995 F.Supp. 14 Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. Y ATS
Cellular v. (D.D.C.) 96–315(RMU)
Republic of Costa
Rica
Giro v. Estevill 02/13/1998 1998 WL 63407 No. 96 Civ. 2d Cir. Y ATS
(S.D.N.Y.) 2258(LLS)

Doe v. Islamic 02/03/1998 993 F.Supp. 3 No. CIV.A. 96– D.C. Cir. R ATS
Salvation Front (D.D.C.) 2792(JR)
(FIS)

An v. Chun 01/28/1998 134 F.3d 376 (9th No. 96-35971 9th Cir. Y ATS
Cir.)
Doe v. Bolkiah 01/05/1998 74 F.Supp.2d 969 Civ. Nos. 97–01198 9th Cir. N
(D.Hawai.) ACK, 97–01361
ACK

Alejandre v. 12/17/1997 996 F.Supp. 1239 Nos. 96–10127– 11th Cir. N


Republic of Cuba (S.D.Fla.) CIV, 96–10128–
CIV

Doe v. Karadzic 12/02/1997 176 F.R.D. 458 No. 93 CIV. 0878 2d Cir. R
(S.D.N.Y.)
National Coalition 11/15/1997 176 F.R.D. 329 No. CV 96–6112 9th Cir. R
Government of (C.D.Cal.) RAP BQRX
Union of Burma v.
Unocal, Inc.

Eastman Kodak 09/09/1997 978 F.Supp. 1078 Nos. 96–2218–CIV 11th Cir. Y ATS
Co. v. Kavlin (S.D.Fla.)
Anonymous v. 07/09/1997 122 F.3d 1055 (2d No. 96-6284 2d Cir. FL ATS
I.N.S. Cir.)

Brancaccio v. Reno 04/25/1997 964 F.Supp. 1 Civil Action No. D.C. Cir. PS/Y ATS
(D.D.C.) 96–2707

Beanal v. Freeport- 04/10/1997 969 F.Supp. 362 Civil Action No. 5th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
McMoRan, Inc. (E.D.La.) 96–1474

Hirsh v. State of 04/08/1997 962 F.Supp. 377 No. 95 Civil 9460 2d Cir. Y ATS
Israel (S.D.N.Y.) (JFK)
Doe v. Unocal 03/25/1997 963 F.Supp. 880 No. CV 96–6959 9th Cir. R ATS
Corp. (C.D.Cal.) RAP (BQRx)

Smith v. Socialist 11/26/1996 101 F.3d 239 (2d Nos. 1241, 1572 2d Cir. Y ATS, TVPA
People's Libyan Cir.) and 1573, Dockets
Arab Jamahiriya 95–7930, 95–7931
and 95–7942.
Alomang v. 10/17/1996 1996 WL 601431 Civ. A. No. 96- 5th Cir. Y
Freeport- (E.D.La.) 2139
McMoran Inc.

Alvarez-Machain 09/24/1996 107 F.3d 696 (9th Nos. 95–55464, 95– 9th Cir. R ATS/TVPA
v. U.S. Cir.) 55768 and 95–
56121

In Mater of 08/19/1996 1996 WL 469290 2d Cir. N


Extradition of (S.D.N.Y.)
Sandhu

Granville Gold 06/07/1996 928 F.Supp. 241 2d Cir. N


Trust-Switerland (E.D.N.Y.)
v. Commissione
Del
Fallimento/Interch
ange Bank
Chance v. Taiwan 05/23/1996 86 F.3d 1146 (1st Nos. 95-1526, 95- 1st Cir. N
Cir.) 1573, 95-1629

Rein v. Rein 05/23/1996 1996 WL 273993 No. 95 Civ. 4030 2d Cir. PS/N
(S.D.N.Y.) (SHS)

Cabiri v. Assasie- 04/18/1996 921 F.Supp. 1189 93 CIV. 3566 (AGS) 2d Cir. Y ATS/TVPA
Gyimah (S.D.N.Y.)

Mushikiwabo v. 04/09/1996 1996 WL 164496 No. 94 CIV. 3627 2d Cir. Y ATS/TVPA


Barayagwiza (S.D.N.Y.) (JSM)
Tannenbaum v. 02/13/1996 1996 WL 75283 No. CV-95-4357 2d Cir. FL ATS
Rabin (E.D.N.Y.)

Abebe-Jira v. 1/10/1996 72 F.3d 844 (11th No. 93–9133 11th Cir. Y ATS
Negewo Cir.)
Kadic v. Karadzic 01/06/1996 74 F.3d 377 (2d. Nos. 1541, 1544, 2d Cir. R ATS
Cir.) Dockets 94–9035,
94–9069

In re Estate of 11/30/95 910 F.Supp. 1460 No. MDL 840 9th Cir. Y ATS
Marcos (D. Hawaii)
U-Series Intern. 11/07/95 1995 WL 671567 No. 94 Civ. 2733 2d Cir. Y ATS
Services, Ltd. V. (S.D.N.Y) (MBM)
U.S.

Backlund v. 11/06/95 904 F.Supp. 964 No. 94 Civ. 2733 8th Cir. N
Hessen (D. Minn.) (MBM)
Defendant Disposition Grounds of Facts Opinion Damages
Dismissal

STA V/R Aliens being As explained


detained by the above, Eisentrager
United States itself erects no bar
government at the to the exercise of
U.S. Naval Base at federal-court
Guantanamo Bay, jurisdiction over
Cuba, brought the petitioners'
actions contesting habeas corpus
legality and claims. It therefore
conditions of their certainly does not
confinement. The bar the exercise of
United States federal-court
District Court for jurisdiction over
the District of claims that merely
Columbia, Colleen implicate the
Kollar-Kotelly, J., “same category of
215 F.Supp.2d 55, laws listed in the
dismissed for lack habeas corpus
of jurisdiction, and statute.” But in
appeal was taken. any event, nothing
The United States in Eisentrager or
Court of Appeals in any of our other
for the District of cases categorically
Columbia Circuit, excludes aliens
321 F.3d 1134, detained in
affirmed, and the military custody
Supreme Court outside the United
granted certiorari. States from the “
‘privilege of
litigation’ ” in U.S.
courts. 321 F.3d, at
1139. The courts of
the United States
have traditionally
been open to
nonresident aliens.
Cf. Disconto
Gesellschaft v.
Umbreit, 208 U.S.
570, 578, 28 S.Ct.
337, 52 L.Ed. 625
(1908) (“Alien
citizens, by the
policy and practice
of the courts of
this country, are
ordinarily
permited to resort
to the courts for
the redress of
INC SET Class action Following the
initiated by four court’s denial of
women who were class certification,
employed as H-2A the mater was
workers for a setled through
hydroponic mediation.
tomato producer
near Cocoa
between 1999 and
2003. The women
were paid
substantially less
than the minimum
wage, sometimes
receiving less than
$3.00 per hour. In
addition, the
employer failed to
comply with its
obligation to
reimburse the
workers for their
transportation
costs between their
home villages and
Florida. The
employer
restricted the
women’s
movements, and
locked them into
the labor camp
during their non-
working
hours,refusing to
allow them to even
atend church
services, actions
the Plaintiffs
contend violate a
number of
international
protocols.
INC MTD/P NPRA Organization The United States
representing District Court for
members of tribe the District of
native to Namibia, Columbia, Colleen
the tribe, and Kollar-Kotelly, J.,
individual denied plaintiffs'
members sued motion to remand,
German granted one
corporations in corporation's
District of motion to dismiss
Columbia court, for lack of
seeking personal
reparations for jurisdiction, and
corporations' granted second
alleged complicity corporation's
in Imperial motion to dismiss
Germany's alleged for failure to state
atrocities against claim.
tribe. Corporations
removed action on
federal-question
grounds. Their
complaint alleged
that in the late
19th and early
20th centuries
Imperial Germany
launched a
campaign of
atrocities against
the Herero using
torture, slavery,
and genocide.

IND MTD/WP FTEAR Haitian aliens Therefore, the


sued former Court finds that
Haitian armed adequate and
forces officer available remedies
alleging exist in Haiti,
extrajudicial which Plaintiffs
killing of one must atempt to
alien's husband, exhaust before
torture and alleging claims
arbitrary detention against Defendant
of second alien, in a United States
and fraudulent District Court
transfer of former pursuant to 28
officer's funds to U.S.C. § 1350.6
avoid civil
judgment in Haiti,
and asserting
claims under Alien
Tort Claims Act
(ATCA), Torture
Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and
state law.
IND MTD/P SOL Residents of ATS claim was
village in Vietnam time-barred
brought action
against American
soldiers on their
own behalf and as
representatives of
deceased victims
and survivors of a
massacre during
Vietnam War for
alleged violations
of Law of War
under § 1983,
Bivens, and the
Alien Tort Statute.

IND MTD/P SOL Haitian aliens Dismissed all 4.3m


sued former claims for SOL
Haitian armed
forces officer
alleging
extrajudicial
killing of one
alien's husband,
torture and
arbitrary detention
of second alien,
and fraudulent
transfer of former
officer's funds to
avoid civil
judgment in Haiti,
and asserting
claims under Alien
Tort Claims Act
(ATCA), Torture
Victim Protection
Act (TVPA), and
state law.

INC D/MCC This putative class Magistrate judge


action seeks recommended that
damages and the motion for
other relief for class certification
crimes against be denied.
humanity
allegedly
commited with
defendants'
assistance and
complicity
between October
1, 1990 and May
28, 1999 against
the residents of
Ogoniland, Rivers
State, Nigeria, in
order to facilitate
defendants'
discovery and
exploitation of oil
deposits in
Nigeria.
STA, OFF MTD/P SI Children of 4 allegations did
Chilean general not state claim for
and his estate violation of
brought suit Torture Victims
against United Protection Act
States and former (TVPA);
national security 5 United States did
advisor for their not waive its
role in general's sovereign
death during immunity to suit;
course of his and
kidnapping by 6 relatives did not
ploters of 1970 first exhaust
Chilean administrative
government coup. remedies as
Government and required for claims
advisor moved to under Federal Tort
dismiss and to Claims Act
substitute United (FTCA).
States for national
security advisor
under Federal Tort
Claims Act
(FTCA).

IND SET Alien former Denied MSJ


domestic servant
sued her former
employers under
Alien Tort Claims
Act (ATCA),
alleging trafficking
and involuntary
servitude, false
imprisonment,
and violations of
federal and state
minimum wage
laws.

Securities
brokerage
customer
commenced
arbitration
proceedings
against broker,
and also instituted
suit, seeking
recovery of
trading losses in
account.
Brokerage firm
moved for
confirmation of
arbitration award
in its favor, and
for summary
judgment in suit.
INC MTD/P SOL Plaintiffs, 1 plaintiffs lacked
identifying standing to bring
themselves as suit;
formerly enslaved 2 actions
African-Americans presented a
or descendants of nonjusticiable
formerly enslaved political question;
African- 3 action failed to
Americans, state a claim upon
brought nine which relief could
actions in several be granted; and
districts, seeking 4 claims in action
monetary and were barred by
injunctive relief statute of
against various limitations.
corporate
defendants for
present and past
wrongs in
connection with
the institution of
slavery.

INC MTD/P LON French citizen who allegations did not


served as support claims
consultant to under Alien Tort
Australian mining Claims Act.
company and
company in which
French
government held
interest in
connection with
their dispute with
other members of
joint venture over
ownership rights
in Peruvian gold
mine brought
action against,
inter alia, other
members of joint
venture and their
subsidiaries
holding
ownership
interests in mine,
asserting claims
pursuant to
Racketeer
Influenced and
Corrupt
Organizations Act
(RICO) and Alien
Tort Claims Act
and seeking to
recover for lost
property interests
in mining assets
and injury to his
business interests
and reputation.
Defendants moved
to dismiss.
INC MTD/P LON Guatemalan Allegations of
citizens brought mistreatment did
action under ATS not amount to
against owner and torture actionable
operators of under ATCA; right
Guatemalan to associate and
banana plantation, organize was not a
claiming that universally
defendants were recognized norms
active participants of international
in torture and law, and therefore
other human alleged violation
rights violations of that right was
designed to put an not actionable
end to their under ATCA;
leadership in trade labor unionists
union activities. failed to
sufficiently allege
that defendants'
conduct was
under the color of
official authority

INC MTD/WP FNC Nigerian bank P did not plead


sued former New ATS claim
York branch properly; but even
manager, alleging if he did, the claim
violation of RICO would be
and making dismiseed on FNC
related common grounds.
law claims.
Manager
counterclaimed,
alleging libel,
wrongful
termination,
breach of
employment
contract and false
imprisonment,
later occurring
while he was
passing through
Nigerian airport.
IND JTP THIS IS THE P won. $4 million
TRIAL OF THE
CASE
Survivors of
Chilean official
filed action against
former Chilean
military officer,
alleging
extrajudicial
killing, torture,
crimes against
humanity, and
cruel, inhuman or
degrading
punishment.

INC D/MTD Aliens who The Court of


allegedly received Appeals held that
an experimental remand was
antibiotic during required to
epidemic in determine if
Nigeria sued drug dismissal of
manufacturer parallel action in
which Nigeria precluded
administered the dismissal of aliens'
antibiotic, alleging action on ground
violations of of forum non
international law. conveniens.
IND MTD/WP PJ Student Not really a MTD.
participants in Court issued an
1989 Tiananmen order granting
Square protests in plaintiffs' ex parte
Beijing brought application to
action against effect service by
official of People's alternate means
Republic of China. and directing State
Plaintiffs allege Department
that Li Peng was employee to
responsible for whom the
summary summons and
execution, complaint was
arbitrary delivered to
detention, torture, deliver the
and other torts documents to
that resulted in Chinese defendant
thousands of during defendant's
casualties. stay in New York,
and government
moved to vacate.

IND D/MTD Survivors of Satisfaction of $3 million


Chilean official Torture Victim awarded in
filed action against Protection Act's compensatory
former Chilean (TVPA's) damages ($2
military officer, exhaustion of million for
alleging remedies extrajudicial
extrajudicial provision was not killing, $1 million
killing, torture, a jurisdictional for crimes against
crimes against prerequisite to humanity) plus $1
humanity, and suit, but rather, million for
cruel, inhuman or was an affirmative punitive damages.
degrading defense.
punishment.
IND, AGE DDJ SI, PJ Chinese and Not really a MTD
American since D never
members of responded.
spiritual Nontheless, court
movement sued dismissed all the
former president claims, holding
of People's that Jiang is
Republic of China immune as head of
and Chinese- state, and Falun
government office Gong Control
allegedly Office is not
established to properly served.
suppress
movement,
alleging that
Chinese members
were subjected to
human rights
abuses and that
American
members were
prevented from
traveling to
Iceland during
president's visit
there.

STA JRP American citizens Plaintiffs who Hundreds of


who were severely were present at the million
and permanently bombing were
injured as a result entitled to
of Iran-sponsored damages ranging
terrorist group's from $7,000,000 to
suicide bombing $15,000,000 for
and their family past and future
members who pain and suffering;
were not present family members
at the bombing were entitled to
brought action compensatory
against Islamic damages for
Republic of Iran, solatium ranging
its Ministry of from $2,500,000 to
Information and $6,000,000; and
Security (MOIS), MOIS and senior
and Senior Iranian Iranian officials
officials under were liable for
Foreign Sovereign punitive damages
Immunities Act in the amount of
(FSIA). $300,000,000.
STA JRP Abductee and his (1) Abductee $27.5 million
wife brought fulfilled
action under the requirements of
Foreign Sovereign FSIA to bring
Immunities Act claim under Act
(FSIA) against the against the Islamic
Islamic Republic Republic of Iran;
of Iran and the (2) abductee had
Iranian Ministry of cause of action
Information and against Iran under
Security arising the Flatow
from abductee's Amendment; (3)
kidnapping and abductee was
imprisonment for entitled to
65 days. compensatory
damages of
$24,540,000; and
(4) wife of
abductee was
entitled to
compensatory
damages of
$3,008,526.

STA GDJ Over 80 plaintiffs, Awarded damages Anne Dammarell


who were victims for Ps $ 6,774,602
and families of Estate of Robert
victims of 1983 Ames,
bombing of United by Yvonne Ames,
States Embassy in Administrator
Beirut, Lebanon, $ 3,249,000
brought action Yvonne Ames
seeking to assign $10,000,000
liability for their Andrew Ames
injuries to the $ 5,000,000
Islamic Republic Kevin Ames
of Iran and its $ 5,000,000
Ministry of Kristen (Ames)
Intelligence and Brown
Security (MOIS). $ 5,000,000
Karen (Ames)
Hale
$ 5,000,000
Adrienne (Ames)
Opdyke
$ 5,000,000
Estate of William
McIntyre, by
Mary Lee
McIntyre,
Executrix
$ 3,101,000
Mary Lee
McIntyre
$12,000,000
Margaret
(McIntyre)
Mateucci
$ 5,000,000
Andrew McIntyre
$ 5,000,000
Julie McIntyre
$ 5,000,000
Estate of Robert
McMaugh, by
Earl McMaugh
and Annie
Mullins, Co-
Administrators
$ 2,903,000
Earl McMaugh
$ 3,500,000
Annie Mullins
$ 3,500,000
INC MTD/P LON Peruvian 1. Rights to health
residents, and and life were
representatives of insufficiently
deceased definite to be
residents, brought binding rules of
personal injury customary
claims under Alien international law
Tort Claims Act that could form
(ATCA) against basis for subject
American mining mater jurisdiction
company, alleging under ATCA, and
that pollution 2 Existence of rule
from mining of customary
company's international law
Peruvian against
operations had intranational
caused severe lung pollution was not
disease. established so as
to provide basis
for jurisdiction
under ATCA.

IND SET Plaintiffs allege ATS and RICO Claims were


that defendants claims may setlmeend for
fraudulently proceed. approximately $11
induced them to million;
come to the United htp://viewfromll2.
States and once com/2009/11/11/ali
they were here, en-tort-statute-
held them in a cases-resulting-in-
state of peonage, plaintiff-victories/
involuntary
servitude, forced
labor, and in some
cases, commited
assault and
forcible sex
offenses against
them.

Plaintiffs allege
that Defendants,
as members of the
“German colonial
enterprise,”
systematically
murdered
thousands of
Herero men,
women, and
children.
IND, INC, ORG D/MTD STA Family members Alien Tort Claims
and Act (ATCA) claims
representatives of of foreign
victims of nationals could be
September 11 adjudicated under
terrorist atacks pendent venue
brought action theory; hijacking
under federal and of four airplanes
state law to hold was “violation of
accountable the the law of
persons and nations,” for
entities that purpose of ATCA
funded and claims. Denied
supported the MTD
international
terrorist
organization
known as al Qaeda
which carried out
the atacks.

AGE, IND MTD/P SoL Prisoner brought These claims are,


pro se action however, barred
alleging claims by the statute of
under the Federal limitations
Torts Claim Act applicable to
(FTCA), the Alien ATCA, FTCA or
Tort Claims Act Bivens actions.
(ATCA), § 1983,
and asserting a
Bivens claim.

STA Two American FSIA affords


citizens brought victims of state-
suit against Libya sponsored acts of
for alleged torture terrorism cause of
and hostage action against
taking. foreign states that
sponsored such
acts.

STA JRP Survivors of (1) Court had $313 million


terrorist bombing subject mater
victim brought jurisdiction; (2)
wrongful death defendants were
action against liable for victim's
Islamic Republic personal injuries
of Iran and its and wrongful
Ministry of death; and (3)
Information and appropriate
Security, seeking damages were
damages under $1,000,000 for
Foreign Sovereign victim's pain and
Immunities Act suffering prior to
(FSIA). death, solatium
damages of
$3,000,000 per
surviving child,
and punitive
damages of
$300,000,000.
STA JRP American Awarded damages Hundreds of
prisoners of war for Ps. million
(POWs) during
1991 Gulf War and
their immediate
family members
sued Republic of
Iraq, its president,
and its intelligence
service, seeking
compensatory and
punitive damages
for injuries
allegedly suffered
as result of torture
inflicted on POWs
while in Iraqi
captivity.

STA MTD/P NJPQ Former “comfort (1) Commercial


women” sued activity exception
Japan, alleging to Foreign
they were Sovereign
abducted and Immunities Act
forced into sexual (FSIA) was not
slavery by retroactively
Japanese Army applicable, and (2)
prior to, and Japan's alleged
during, World violations of jus
War II. cogens norms did
not constitute
implied waiver of
immunity under
FSIA. Affirmed
lower court's
decision to dismiss
the case.

IND D/MTD Nigerian (1) Plaintiffs were Published reports


nationals, alleging not required to put the setlement
they suffered satisfy exhaustion amount at
grave human of remedies between $650,000
rights abuses in provisions and $1 million. See
that country, sued contained in Laolu Akande,
former head of Torture Victim Why Abubakar’s
state under Alien Protection Act US Suit Ended, By
Tort Claims Act (TVPA); (2) former Plaintiffs, at
(ATCA) seeking head of state had htp://www.guardi
damages. sovereign annewsngr.com/n
immunity for ews/article04/inde
period he was xn3_html?
serving in that pdate=200108&ptit
capacity; (3) court le=Why+Abubakar
had personal 's+US+Suit+Ended,
jurisdiction; and +By+Plaintiffs+&cp
(4) case would not date=200108
be dismissed in
favor of litigation
in Nigeria, on
forum non
conveniens
grounds.
INC MTD/P SI Holocaust (1) French national
survivors filed railroad company
suit, on behalf of was an “agency or
themselves and instrumentality of
other similarly a foreign state” as
situated victims defined in Foreign
and their heirs, Sovereign
against the French Immunities Act
national railroad (FSIA), and (2)
company, existing record
claiming violations was insufficient to
of customary assess argument
international law that application of
and the law of Foreign Sovereign
nations arising out Immunities Act
of alleged (FSIA) would have
deportation of impermissible
Jews and others retroactive effect
from France to of effectively
Nazi death camps extinguishing
during World War plaintiffs' causes of
II. action.

STA MTD/P SI Iran national Affirmed lower


brought action court's dismissal.
against Islamic
Republic of Iran
over transfer of
real estate in Iran.
The United States
District Court for
the District of
Columbia
dismissed action
and appeal was
taken.

INC D/MTD P claims that Denied MTD on


Defendant FCN ground.
companies
organized an
armed gang to
kidnap Ps.
STA, IND, AGE D/MTD Plaintiff, a Affirmed in part,
Mexican national reversed in part
acquited of and remanded.
murder after being
abducted and
transported to U.S.
to face
prosecution,
brought action
under Alien Tort
Claims Act
(ATCA) and
Federal Tort
Claims Act (FTCA)
against United
States, Drug
Enforcement
Agency (DEA)
agents, former
Mexican
policeman, and
Mexican civilians,
alleging that his
abduction violated
his civil rights.

IND, AGE DSS FL Prisoner who was The damages


a Nigerian citizen alleged in this
brought in forma action, denial of
pauperis action Plaintiff's Sixth
against Atorney Amendment right
General, Drug to counsel and the
Enforcement associated
Agency (DEA), potential for a
and Assistant more favorable
United States outcome in
Atorneys, Plaintiff's criminal
asserting claims trial, are of the
under the Alien type of speculative
Tort Claims Act damage rejected
(ATCA) and by the court in Jogi
alleging violations and disparaged by
of Vienna the Supreme Court
Convention on in Breard.
Consular Moreover, as
Relations. noted above, this
Court has
previously
determined that
Plaintiff was not
deprived of his
Sixth Amendment
right to effective
assistance of
counsel. Thus, the
ATCA claim
against the
Defendants in
their individual
capacities must be
dismissed.
STA MTD/P SI P asserted that the To proceed under
United States the ATCA, the
failed to Plaintiffs must
“undertake a point to an
humanitarian independent basis
Auschwit for a waiver of
intervention” sovereign
during World War immunity. Ps
II, whichwould failed to do so.
have saved the
lives of 400,000
European Jews.
The complaint also
alleges that “in
early 1945 the U.S.
Military stole a
large part of the
property of the
Hungarian Jews”
from a
“Goldtrain.”

STA V/R Cruise ship Vacated lower


passenger who court's order and
allegedly was allowed Ps to
forcibly removed amend complaint
from ship by
Libyan authorities
brought pro se
action against
Libya for