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Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., No. 07-15386

In an action against DaimlerChrysler based on human rights violations allegedly committed by Mercedes Benz Argentina, its subsidiary, in Argentina during the 1970s military regime, the dismissal of the action for lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed, where a parent's control over a subsidiary must be over and above that to be expected as an incident of ownership for jurisdiction to exist on that basis.

Read Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., No. 07-15386

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 21, 2008

Filed August 28, 2009


Opinion by Judge Nelson

Dissent by Judge Reinhardt


For Appellants:

Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Matthew J. Kemner, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, San Francisco, CA