Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Alien Tort Act Claim Under Forum Non Conveniens

In Angel Enrique Villeda Aldana v. Del Monte Fresh (07-15471), the Eleventh Circuit issued another published opinion relating to the Alien Tort Act. This opinion focused on the district court's dismissal for forum non conveniens. The court held the district court did not abuse its "considerable discretion" in granting the motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens.


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