The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s. The legal question was whether a U.S. court has the authority to hear a case against a foreign corporation "solely on the fact that an indirect corporate subsidiary performs services on behalf of the defendant" in the state where the lawsuit was filed, which in this instance was California.
A lawyer for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge to throw out immigration and employment charges against her that led to a major diplomatic spat between the United States and India. The lawyer, Daniel Arshack, argued that Khobragade's diplomatic status, granted by the State Department last week as part of a deal allowing her to leave the country, gave her absolute immunity from prosecution, even for incidents that allegedly occurred before her accreditation. In his motion on Tuesday, Arshack said the State Department's own guidance for law enforcement agencies states that immunity extends to incidents that occurred prior to the granting of that immunity.
The L.A. County Sheriff will soon tell everyone exactly why they raided Justin Bieber's home Tuesday morning. The brass from the Lost Hills Sheriff's substation in Malibu are scheduled to address the media explaining why they sent 11 cars to Justin's home and what they were looking for. Sheriff's deputies served Bieber with a FELONY search warrant and searched his home for evidence that might connect him to the egg attack on his neighbor's house.