Saldana v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20267
No(s). 12-55484 (9th Cir. Dec 15, 2014)

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit brought under the Alien Tort Statute and California tort law against a petroleum company alleging it should be held liable for war crimes committed by members of the Colombian National Army’s 18th Brigade. The action was brought by th...