Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Symposium: Mass Torts in a Shrinking World

On November 2, 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law will host a symposium on "Mass Torts in a Shrinking World." The program is here. Here's the idea:
Inspired by the complex legal issues raised by decades of litigation over oil prospecting in Ecuador and the disputed $18 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador, the symposium will discuss the future of international mass tort litigation in light of changing views in the U.S. and abroad on where and when corporate defendants should be vulnerable to suit.