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In the last two months, the United States Supreme Court granted review in two cases involving the limits of federal court jurisdiction over foreign companies: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22,...more
In J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, a plurality of the United States Supreme Court held that merely placing a product into the stream of commerce with the expectation that it would wind up in the forum state was not...more
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• Pretrial Discovery
• Personal Jurisdiction
• U.S.-Based Subsidiaries
In This Issue:
Massachusetts Federal Court Holds Japanese Escalator Accident Study Inadmissible for Lack of Authentication and Demonstrated Connection to Facts of Case, Defendant’s Introduction of New Shoe Design in...more
In the words of the Court of Appeal in Faraday Reinsurance Co Ltd v Howden North America Inc & Anor  EWCA Civ 980 (20 July 2012), "it would be idle to pretend that the English courts and the American (including the...more
It is a fact of life in the modern world that manufacturers and distributors of products often do business in multiple jurisdictions, across multiple borders. A product manufactured in one country can be distributed and sold...more
We continue our preview of the new civil review grants from the Illinois Supreme Court with Russell v. SNFA, which raises questions of general and specific jurisdiction over a French-based manufacturer....more
We’ve blogged before, occasionally, about drug/device developments north of the border. Most of these developments have involved class action practice, where Canadian law is considerably more liberal than the corresponding...more
It is a fact of life in the modern world that manufacturers and distributors of products often do business in multiple jurisdictions, across multiple borders. A product manufactured in one country, can be distributed and sold...more
Venancio Aguasanta Arias, et al. v. Dyncorp, et al., Civil Action No. 01-1908 (D.D.C. 2012), denies a motion for reconsideration of a discovery order in an international litigation. The underlying case involves allegations...more
A foreign manufacturer sued in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently prevailed in its motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction even though it did not dispute that its consumer...more
Since we blogged about the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 10-1491, we figured we owe our readers an update about a significant status change.
As we mentioned before, the Court...more
In Dow Chemical Canada ULC v. Superior Court, 2011 WL 6382110 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Dec. 21, 2011), the California Court of Appeal, Second District, held that “plac[ing] products into the stream of commerce in a foreign country...more
“Even if a foreign defendant does not have continuous and systematic contact with the forum state, such as retaining offices, employees, or a corporate presence in the forum state, it may still face personal jurisdiction in a...more
Another federal appeals court will have an opportunity to assess the reach of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro. In Ainsworth v. Cargotec USA Inc., No. 2:10-cv-00236 (S.D. Miss.,...more
In an important ruling for corporations sued in California, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal in Toyota Motor Corporation v. Superior Court (July 27, 2011) No. B225393, held under Code of Civil...more
As we have noted for reader, lower courts continue to work to interpret and apply the Supreme Court's decision in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro. Earlier this week, a California appeals court found that the lower...more
Today we note an opinion that, in its opening words, is about "two appeals that raise concerns about appellate advocacy." Both are appeals from grants of forum non conveniens in multidistrict litigation. See Gonzalez-Servin...more
Last post we talked about a federal district court attempting to apply the Supreme Court's decision in J.McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro. This time, a state court.
In Soria v. Chrysler Canada Inc., No. 2-10-1236...more
We have posted before about the thorny and important issue of U.S. courts exercising personal jurisdiction over foreign product sellers. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided two important personal jurisdiction cases,...more
In This Isssue:
Quinn Emanuel Launches Moscow Office
High-Profile Litigator Andrew Schapiro Joins Quinn Emanuel
China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability...more
In 2010, the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) enacted two laws that together will substantially affect all civil litigation in China – and, in particular, product liability litigation regarding foreign entities. The Law of...more
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month instructed Oregon's supreme court to reconsider the state court's exercise of jurisdiction over a Taiwanese manufacturer. See China Terminal & Electric Corp. v. Willemsen, No....more
The United States Supreme Court is considering a fundamental issue for businesses whose products are sold in the United States: where can those businesses be sued? That is the central question in a product liability case that...more
We thank Eamon Joyce at Sidley for alerting us to an interesting forum non conveniens decision out of the Fourth Circuit: Tang v. Syntura International, Inc., No. 10-1487, slip op. (4th Cir. Sept. 6, 2011). We’ve had our...more
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