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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Daimler AG v. Bauman
Citation:134 S. Ct. 746 (2014)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Daimler AG’s subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz Argentina, colluded with security forces during the Argentinian civil war to kidnap, torture, and kill Mercedes-Benz Argentina personnel. MBUSA, also a Daimler AG subsidiary, was incorporated in New Jersey, imported cars from Germany, and sold them nationwide, including California. MBUSA also had a headquarters in California. Plaintiffs only sued Defendant Daimler AG but claimed that MBUSA acted as Daimler AG’s agent. Plaintiffs also argued that MBUSA was subject to general jurisdiction in California since it was headquartered there and therefore California could exercise jurisdiction over Daimler for the events that occurred during the war in Argentina.
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