Foreign Environmental Claims in U.S. Federal Courts

, New York Law Journal


In his International Environmental Law column, Stephen L. Kass, a partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn, write that within the past month, there have been major developments in three unrelated cases - one in the U.S. Supreme Court, one in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and one in the Southern District of New York - that both narrow opportunities for foreign plaintiffs to seek federal judicial relief for environmental injury abroad and demonstrate why the courts should be more open to at least some of those claims.

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