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Rio Tinto ruling rethink ordered

The US Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider a ruling that would have required Rio Tinto to defend against a lawsuit accusing it of contributing to genocide in Papua New Guinea – which it denies. The order comes after the court dismissed a suit accusing Shell of facilitating torture in Nigeria in a test case that limited the ability of plaintiffs to invoke the 1789 Alien Tort Statute.