The Truth About Cars » human rights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » human rights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Supreme Court Halts Human Rights Case Against Daimler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/supreme-court-halts-human-rights-case-against-daimler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/supreme-court-halts-human-rights-case-against-daimler/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:44:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485987 The American justice system has shown a large degree of overreach in the not so distant past, punishing or shaking down foreign companies for misdeeds performed on foreign soils by foreign perpetrators on foreign victims. This is not a matter of right or wrong. It is a matter of jurisdiction and sovereignty. Enough is enough, […]

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The American justice system has shown a large degree of overreach in the not so distant past, punishing or shaking down foreign companies for misdeeds performed on foreign soils by foreign perpetrators on foreign victims. This is not a matter of right or wrong. It is a matter of jurisdiction and sovereignty. Enough is enough, says the U.S. Supreme Court and decided to hear Daimler’s appeal  against a decision by a San Francisco court that  workers or relatives of workers at an Argentina-based plant operated by Mercedes-Benz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler, can sue for alleged human rights abuses performed by Daimler in the 1970s in collusion with Argentina’s then military junta. Daimler had been on the receiving end of judicial overreach in the past.

According to Reuters, plaintiffs “ claimed the company had punished plant workers viewed by managers as union agitators and that it had worked alongside the Argentinian military and police forces.”

The dispute is not about the allegations; the dispute is about whether suit can be brought in America for alleged misdeeds perpetrated by foreigners outside of the country, simply on the very thin grounds “that an indirect corporate subsidiary performs services on behalf of the defendant.”

The case isn’t won yet, but Daimler can breathe a little easier.

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UAW: Asian and German Automakers Abuse Human Rights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/uaw-asian-and-german-automakers-abuse-human-rights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/uaw-asian-and-german-automakers-abuse-human-rights/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:34:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380335 Whoa! Is there a doctor in the house? We seem to have a bit of a situation here. UAW’s President Bob King threatened that the union will label anti-union companies as human-rights abusers. “If a company makes the bad business decision to engage in anti-union activity, suppress the rights of freedom of speech and assembly, […]

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Whoa! Is there a doctor in the house? We seem to have a bit of a situation here. UAW’s President Bob King threatened that the union will label anti-union companies as human-rights abusers.

“If a company makes the bad business decision to engage in anti-union activity, suppress the rights of freedom of speech and assembly, we will launch a global campaign to brand that company a human-rights violator,” King said today during a speech in Detroit, while Bloomberg was taking notes. Is King alright?

King is trying to organize the U.S. factories of Asian and German automakers. So after he labeled them as human rights abusers, what will he do then? Call the United Nations? Or how about all-out war? It has been done before.

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