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Court Denies Non-U.S. Company’s Attempt To Avoid Default, Citing Agency Relationship Between Parent and Sub Justifying Earlier...

The drywall litigation, arising from the installation into U.S. homes of allegedly defective drywall from China, has included a great many noteworthy international practice issues. Many companies have settled. Others have...more

Chinese Contracting Best Practices

There are many risks involved in dealing with Chinese companies. We previously discussed The Importance Of China Due Diligence And Corporate Seals. And we asked the probing question: Is The Era Of Cheap Goods From China...more

Alien Tort Statute Development

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

Foreign Corporation's Mere Awareness That Its Products May Ultimately End Up In a Forum State Is Not Sufficient Contact to Support...

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

California Courts Cannot Force Out-of-Town Employees to Travel to California Depositions

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

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

Managing Supply-Chain Risks Post Goodyear, McIntyre

Originally published in Law360, New York (July 18, 2011). On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court announced two decisions that clarify and limit the ability of plaintiffs, including corporate plaintiffs, to...more

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