Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Argentinian residents filed a lawsuit under the Alien Tort Statute against Daimler-Chrysler AG for human rights violations allegedly committed by Mercedes Benz Argentina in Argentina during the 1970s military regime. Daimler filed a successful Rule 12(b)(2) motion - the case was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, and the 9th Circuit heard the appeal - and affirmed.