In this BNA Insight, attorney Paul Ragusa examines the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on litigation involving foreign corporations and abbreviated new drug applications. He says it may become more challenging to assert general jurisdiction over foreign and out-of-state corporations in states that are not the corporation’s principal place of business or state of incorporation.

When can personal jurisdiction be properly asserted against a foreign corporation based on the general local activities of its subsidiary in the forum state? In an opinion authored by Justice Ginsberg, the Supreme Court recently considered this and other questions in Daimler AG v. Bauman, and overturned a lower court’s decision that held a parent corporation subject to general jurisdiction in a state based on the in-state contacts of its subsidiary.

Originally published in Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, 12 PLIR 721, 05/16/2014.

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Topics:  ANDA, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman, Drug Manufacturers, Foreign Corporations, Foreign Subsidiaries, Forum Selection Clause, Forum State, Patent Litigation, Patents, Personal Jurisdiction, Pharmaceutical, SCOTUS, Subsidiaries

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