Event Date: Friday, September 28 to Friday, September 28, 2012
Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237, Washington, DC
Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC and Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Victor E. Schwartz, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
The Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this Term in the civil justice arena that will likely have farreaching effects. Notable questions include whether corporations can be sued in the United States for violations of the law of nations under the Alien Tort Statute, and how the Fair Debt Protection Collections Act interacts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court will also take on the question of what proof is required in securities fraud cases before certifying a class. The panelists will each discuss the background and importance of a number of cases before noting the possible routes the Court could take toward a final decision for each one.