Categorized | Legal News

Supreme Court Expands Lawsuit Protections for Multinational Firms

The Washington Post (1/15, Barnes, 4.28M) reports that the Supreme Court on Tuesday “extended protection for foreign companies from lawsuits in the United States over conduct that took place in other countries.” The court dismissed a California case “that sought damages from Germany-based Daimler AG for its alleged complicity in atrocities committed in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ against leftists from 1976 to 1983.” The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that because the company manufactures Mercedes-Benz automobiles, many of which are sold in California, and has a subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz USA, that does business in California and other states, there was sufficient linkage to the US for the suit to go forward, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court, “said those connections were too tenuous to mean the company could be sued in California over allegations that actions by employees in Argentina aided state security forces in killings, kidnappings and torture.”


Comments are closed.

Product Safety News

Top Practice Areas

Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

New Jersey
Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.