by Paul Larkin
The Heritage Foundation
June 12, 2014
The Supreme Court’s January 14, 2014, unanimous decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman effectively forecloses plaintiffs from suing nondomestic corporations for wrongs that they allegedly committed beyond U.S. shores that did not adversely affect the plaintiff in this nation. By resting its decision on the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Court has also severely limited the ability of the states and the federal government to volunteer our courts to serve as the “World Court for Litigation.”

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