No. 10-3675.

643 F.3d 1013 (2011)

Boimah FLOMO, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. FIRESTONE NATURAL RUBBER CO., LLC, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 11, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Terrence P. Collingsworth , Attorney, Conrad & Scherer, LLP, Washington, DC, Paul Hoffman (argued), Attorney, Schonburn Desimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison, LLP, Venice, CA, Christian Levesque (argued), Attorney, Conrad & Scherer, LLP, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Brian J. Murray (argued), Attorney, Jones Day , Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

William J. Aceves , California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, for Amicus Curiae, International Law Scholars.

Tyler R. Giannini , International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, for Amicus Curiae, Professors of Legal History.

Jennifer M. Green , Attorney, Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, for Amicus Curiae, Nuremberg Scholars.

Lisa S. Blatt , Attorney, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.

Richard A. Samp , Attorney, Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae, Washington Legal Foundation.

Before BAUER, POSNER, and MANION, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

This suit under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, pits 23 Liberian children against the Firestone Natural Rubber Company, which operates a 118,000-acre rubber plantation in Liberia through a subsidiary; various Firestone affiliates and officers were also joined as defendants. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of all the defendants, but the plaintiffs have appealed only from the judgment in favor of Firestone Natural...

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