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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Daimler AG v. Bauman
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Plaintiffs, who are twenty-two Argentinian residents, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, against Daimler (Defendants), a German public stock company that manufactures Mercedes-Benz cars, alleging that their subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Argentina (MBA) worked with Argentinian security forces to “kidnap, detain, torture, and kill certain MBA workers.” Plaintiffs sued Defendants for claims under federal and state law. The district court had jurisdiction over the case based on the California contacts of another one of Defendants’ subsidiaries, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA). MBUSA, incorporated in Delaware with its principal place of business in New Jersey, distributes Defendants’ cars to California. Arguing that the claims lacked personal jurisdiction, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss, which the district court granted. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit first affirmed the district court’s judgment; however, after granting Plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing, the Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s ruling. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to reconcile the issue.
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