Shi Jin Tsao Decision
In a misguided attempt to crush the growing corporate armies in the wake of the New York Food Riots, the city, then the state and federal governments charged Seretech with criminal negligence. Seretech asserted that by defending its truck from the mob, it prevented the potentially lethal cargo from infecting the population at large. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court upheld Seretech’s right to maintain an armed force for the protection of its own personnel and property, and commended the corporation for protecting innocent citizens and honroing its trust to dispose of contaminated materials safely. The case set a precedent that led to the Shi Jin Tsao Decision of 2001, firmly establishing the extraterritoriality of multinational corporations in international law.
Over the next decade, Legal Precedent was set in most First World courts, allowing corporations to fund political campaigns anonymously, scrapping anti-Monopoly laws, and granting them the right to sovereignty within the borders of the land they owned.