ATS and common law claims have been brought against DaimlerChrysler AG on behalf of individuals forcibly disappeared and presumed murdered, forcibly exiled, or kidnapped and tortured because of their efforts to organize labor at the Mercedes Benz Argentina plant.
Last Tuesday October 15th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Daimler Chrysler AG v. Bauman case. This article gives a background of the case and a summary of oral arguments. Appearing before the court were Thomas H. Dupree, Jr. for petitioner, DaimlerChrysler; and Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice for United States, as amicus curiae.; and Kevin Russell for respondents. In 2004, the case was brought by IRAdvocates who also joined Russell on the brief submitted to the Supreme Court.
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