Wednesday, September 24, 2008

24 September 2008

Still Waiting for the Ninth Circuit En Banc Decision

Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC, 02-56256 / 02-56390

Subject Matter: Appeal of the district court’s dismissal of a class action complaint brought by current and former residents of the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea against a mining company under the Alien Tort Claims Act.

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 487 F.3d 1193 (9th Cir. 2007)
Order Taking Case En Banc: 499 F.3d 923 (9th Cir. 2007)
Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: August 20, 2007
Status: Argued and submitted October 11, 2007
Members of En Banc Court: Mary M. Schroeder, Harry Pregerson, Stephen R. Reinhardt, Andrew J. Kleinfeld, Barry G. Silverman, M.M. McKeown, Marsha S. Berzon, Johnnie B. Rawlinson, Consuelo M. Callahan, Carlos T. Bea, Sandra S. Ikuta.

Holding: Not yet decided.Petition For Rehearing En Banc: