Alien Tort Claim Statute at Issue in Kiobel
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to answer questions raised by Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a case heard by the court on Oct. 1, 2012, that was filed under the Alien Tort Statute.

Application of the Pollution Exclusion to Chinese Drywall Claims
High-profile coverage litigation often follows high-profile underlying litigation, and the matters involving Chinese drywall are no exception. Indeed, in the last few years, federal and state courts have issued numerous rulings on insurance coverage issues related to Chinese drywall. Both insurers and policyholders have prevailed in these coverage cases.