Cases & Deals

Bridgestone defeats class certification of Alien Tort Claims Act charges of forced labor on Liberian plantation

Clients Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc.

Jones Day represented Firestone Natural Rubber and related companies in connection with a purported class action brought by workers on a rubber farm in Liberia under the Alien Tort Statute alleging forced labor and child labor.

John Roe I, et al. v. Bridgestone Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:06-CV-00627-DFH-JMS (S.D. Ind., March 4, 2009)