305, 2017

Legislation update: May 2017

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Legislation update for May 2017, covering a case against Shell.

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1403, 2017

Legislation Update: March 2017

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Legislation update for March 2017, covering details of a case convicting men of modern slavery.

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1409, 2016

Doe Vs Nestle et al

By |September 14th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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Nestle and Child Labour

Doe v Nestle et al, US District Court, Central District of California

Nestle are in legal hot water again.  Nestlé, along with Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill (the defendants) are being sued by former child slaves for their alleged use as slaves in the harvest of cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire. The three unnamed plaintiffs […]

1104, 2016

Barber V Nestle

By |April 11th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Why does company disclosure matter under the Modern Slavery Act? Lessons from California and the Barber V Nestle USA Case (Class action alleging disclosure on pet food should have revealed modern slavery)
The US has seen a wave of lawsuits arising companies alleging that their products have been made by slaves. One of the latest […]

2602, 2016

Legislation Update February 2016

By |February 26th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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All ears were poised to hear a landmark judgement in the case of Monica Sud v Costco Wholesale Corp, 15-cv- 03783, U.S District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco). The California legislation TISCA has finally had an opportunity to flex its muscles as one of the first kind in this class action is brought. […]

2112, 2015

How will an EU Conflict Minerals Regulation potentially affect SMEs and larger companies?

By |December 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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A regulation on conflict minerals has been on the EU agenda for some time. In June 2013, a public consultation on a possible initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas came to a close.

In March 2015, a draft regulation was proposed by the EU Commission. Business personnel may have been […]

2111, 2015

What business can learn from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill

By |November 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Recent decision on the BP Gulf of Mexico spill
The recent New Orleans court decision on whether BP was negligent for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to 4.2 millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014 holds some interesting lessons for business. The court found […]

209, 2015

Legal Insight: the latest developments on corporate liability under the US Alien Tort Statute

By |September 2nd, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Latest Legal Insight
Many multinationals uttered a sigh of relief upon the verdict of the US Supreme Court in Kiobel II because the decision was believed to have significantly narrowed the scope of application of the Alien Tort Statute. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Alien Tort Statute has previously been engaged to hold […]