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California Restricts Principles of “General” Personal Jurisdiction

In BNSF Railway Company v. Superior Court (Kralovetz) (Filed 3/27/2015, No. B260798), the California Court of Appeal, Second District, held a Delaware railroad corporation, with its principal place of business in Texas, was...more

Illinois Supreme Court Reverses 5th District Appellate Court on Interstate Forum Non Conveniens

In a recent decision, the Illinois Supreme Court reaffirmed the relevant private and public interest factors to be considered by an Illinois circuit court in deciding a Motion to Dismiss on the basis of the forum non...more

Medical Monitoring Claim Rejected in Rail Spill

The Sixth Circuit recently rejected the medical monitoring claims of a putative class of residents of a small Ohio town who alleged exposure to chemicals released after a CSX Transportation Inc. train accidentally derailed....more

Illinois' Fifth District Reverses Rail Carrier Asbestos Ruling

The Fifth District of the Appellate Court of Illinois recently reversed a Madison County trial court ruling denying a motion to dismiss an asbestos case for forum non conveniens. The Fifth District’s decision constitutes a...more

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