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Supreme Court Rejects Human Rights Claim Against Multinational Firm

The U.S. Supreme Court gave multinational companies a stronger shield against lawsuits, throwing out a case against Daimler AG over a company unit’s alleged collaboration in torture and killings in Argentina. The justices unanimously said the parent company didn’t have …

German Firms Not Liable Under U.S. Alien Tort Statute for Aiding Apartheid

A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG and Rheinmetall AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa’s former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. The plaintiffs in the case accused the two German companies, …

Supreme Court Tackles Suits Against Firms for Human Rights Violations Abroad

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices raised doubts on Tuesday over whether Daimler AG can be sued in federal court for allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s. …