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Mastafa v. Chevron, 10-5258-cv

In this case, five Iraqi nationals who claim that they and their family members were tortured, imprisoned, and executed by the Saddam Hussein regime brought suit against defendants, alleging that defendants illicitly diverted money to the regime in violation of customary international law. Dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint is affirmed, where: 1) Mohamed v. Palestinian Authority indisputably forecloses plaintiffs' claims brought under the Torture Victim Protection Act; and 2) this court does not have jurisdiction over plaintiffs' Alien Tort Statute claims pursuant to Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. and Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/23/2014
  • Published 10/23/2014


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  • United States Second Circuit