The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in cases that ask when companies can sue or be sued. First up is a pair of consolidated cases — Nestlé USA v. Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I — in which the justices will decide whether the Alien Tort Statute allows citizens of Mali to sue American food corporations for violating international human rights norms. The plaintiffs say the corporations aided and abetted child slavery on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast. Our preview is here. Next, the court will hear CIC Services v. Internal Revenue Service, which involves a company’s lawsuit seeking to block the IRS from enforcing certain requirements related to insurance transactions. The case involves the collision of the Anti-Injunction Act (which would seem to bar the pre-enforcement lawsuit) and the Administrative Procedure Act (which would seem to allow it). Our preview is here.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 1, 2020, 9:14 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/12/tuesday-round-up-558/