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U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses Almost All Claims of Ecuadorian Provinces and Individual Plaintiffs Against DynCorp

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently affirmed the dismissal of all but three claims brought by individual and government entity plaintiffs against defendant DynCorp based on claims of injury by an...more

Product Liability Update - April 2014

Included in this Issue: ..United States Supreme Court Holds Due Process Forbids California’s Exercise of General Jurisdiction Over German Manufacturer in Suit by Argentinian Plaintiffs Involving Argentinian Subsidiary...more

The Evolving Law of Personal Jurisdiction May Affect International Supply Chain Risk

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

Product Liability Update -- October 2012

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

Appeals Court Rejects Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturer

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

Supreme Court Tightens Requirements for State Courts to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations

Recently, the Supreme Court addressed the standards for state courts asserting jurisdiction over foreign corporations. In Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, No. 10-76 (June 26, 2011) and J. McIntyre Mach., Ltd....more

Limiting Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Entities

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011) -- On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions limiting the assertion of personal jurisdiction over foreign manufacturers for products liability claims involving...more

More Comments on Personal Jurisdiction

Our recent post on the Supreme Court's two "stream of commerce" personal jurisdiction decisions, produced an email to us from Arthur Fergenson, at Ansa Assuncao, LLP, who argued the J. McIntyre v. Nicastro case to the Supreme...more

Personal Jurisdiction 2.0

We gave you our quickie analysis of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, ___ U.S. ___, 2011 WL 2518815 (U.S. June 27, 2011); and J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, ___ U.S. ___, 2011 WL 2518811 (U.S. June...more

Cloudy Skies Ahead: A Divided Supreme Court Provides Uncertain Course for Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Manufacturers

The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects individuals from the unlawful exercise of power. Among other things, it protects individuals from being sued in states where the individual has no connection; a...more

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Stringent Test for General Jurisdiction over Foreign Manufacturers

In Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, decided on June 27, 2011, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the distinction between general and specific jurisdiction, holding that certain foreign subsidiaries of...more

The Supreme Court Limits Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Defendants: A Potential End to the Stream of Commerce Theory

On June 27, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States decided two personal jurisdiction cases: Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, No. 10-76, and J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, No. 09-1343. In...more

Supreme Court Decides Two Personal Jurisdiction Cases

At the end of the term, the Supreme Court decided two important personal jurisdiction cases, J.McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, U.S., No. 09-1343, and Goodyear Luxembourg Tires SA v. Brown, U.S., No. 10-76. The first...more

Supreme Court Rejects Expansive 'Stream of Commerce' Theory of Personal Jurisdiction

Due Process Requires That a Defendant Purposefully Target Activities Toward a Particular State in Order To Be Subject to Jurisdiction There This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two opinions clarifying the criteria that...more

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