Justices agree to hear Daimler human rights case

WASHINGTON Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:49am EDT

A shareholder arrives to a Daimler AG annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, April 4, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A shareholder arrives to a Daimler AG annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, April 4, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) appeal concerning human rights allegations against the company.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of plaintiffs in allowing claims to proceed in federal court.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller and Gerald E. McCormick)