9th Circuit: Worker’s Claims Against Dutch Company Don’t Belong In U.S. Courts
Mealey's (July 23, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — A former employee’s claims against a Nike Netherlands affiliate must be litigated in Dutch court, not the United States, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 16, upholding a trial court’s decision (Loredana Ranza v. Nike, Inc., et al., No. 13-35251, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 12290).
(Opinion available. Document #73-150814-002Z.)
Loredana Ranza, a U.S. citizen, was hired by Nike European Operations Netherlands B.V. (NEON), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike Inc., which is headquartered in Oregon. NEON hired her...