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$21M Awarded to Somali Torture Victims (access required)

After a bench trial on damages following defendant’s decision to accept a default judgment as to liability under the Alien Tort Statute and the Alien Torture Victim Protection Act, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards $21 million to plaintiffs, natives of Somalia suing for damages arising from defendant’s responsibility for torturing individuals. Plaintiffs allege defendant is ...

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