Last Tuesday a federal jury handed down a rare plaintiffs victory in a trial involving claims under the Torture Victims Protection Act and the Alien Tort Claims Act. After a two-day trial and a little more than 2 1/2 hours of deliberations, a jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., awarded Nayeem Mehtab Chowdhury -- represented by Fulbright & Jaworski -- $1.5 million in actual damages and $250,000 in punitives in a case stemming from his torture at the hands of the Rapid Action Battalion in Bangladesh.
Fulbright Wins Alien Tort Case for Bangladeshi Businessman
The American Lawyer
August 10, 2009