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The Supreme Court Gets “Specific” on Jurisdiction

by Cozen O'Connor on

For the second time in the last three years, the U.S. Supreme Court has addressed the constitutional limits of a court’s ability to exercise jurisdiction over a defendant. The 14th Amendment limits the personal jurisdiction...more

Back to Basics: A Review of Recent SCOTUS Personal Jurisdiction Jurisprudence

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As its term drew to a close, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on personal jurisdiction in a case entitled Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., San Francisco Cty. Over the last six years, the...more

What You Will See On Personal Jurisdiction Following BMS

by Reed Smith on

The Supreme Court’s opinion on personal jurisdiction in BMS v. Superior Court has already made a substantial impact, despite being on the books for a mere three weeks. That’s probably because it’s the Supreme Court and also...more

Blank Rome Secures Precedential Opinion on Personal Jurisdiction in Dutch Run-Mays Draft V. Wolf Block

by Blank Rome LLP on

On July 5, 2017, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, ruled in favor of our client WolfBlock LLP in the matter of Dutch Run-Mays Draft V. Wolf Block, making it the first published case in a New Jersey court...more

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Curb Forum Shopping in State Courts

by Alston & Bird on

In its two recent 8–1 decisions, BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the U.S. Supreme Court doubled down on its 2014 landmark personal jurisdiction ruling in Daimler AG v....more

U.S. Supreme Court Reins in Attempts to Expand Jurisdiction

This past Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court drastically changed the landscape of mass tort litigation. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the Court found that the State of California did not have...more

Supreme Court Solidifies Specific Jurisdiction Analysis To Dismiss Product Claims Filed Against Non-Resident Defendant,...

by Cozen O'Connor on

Product manufacturers routinely hauled into court in far away, inconvenient jurisdictions can breathe a little easier with the Supreme Court’s decision this week in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of...more

United States Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Specific Personal Jurisdiction in State Court

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court clarified the limits of specific personal jurisdiction in state courts, holding that a connection between a defendant’s contacts with the forum and the claims at issue remains...more

SCOTUS Rules CA Courts Lack Specific Jurisdiction to Entertain Injury Claims by Non-Residents (Bristol-Myers)

by Selman Breitman LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the ability of non-California residents to sue defendants in California courts for injury claims that have no connection to California, even where defendants have extensive business...more

Daimler Here to Stay: SCOTUS Overturns California Court’s Exercise of Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Plaintiffs

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Following on the heels of BNSF Railway Company v. Tyrrell last month, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 margin in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, has reaffirmed the jurisdictional holding of its 2014 Daimler...more

New U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Concerning Specific Jurisdiction in U.S. Courts

The United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of San Francisco County, 582 U.S. ____ (2017). Fortunately, the Supreme Court resisted the opportunity to revisit...more

Breaking News - Bristol-Myers Squibb Slams The Door On Litigation Tourism

by Reed Smith on

The Supreme Court decided “the big one” today – and not to keep anyone in suspense [the big one is a major earthquake in California mass tort litigation], the result is that the California Supreme Court finding of personal...more

Supreme Court Affirms Strict Personal Jurisdiction Rules

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of corporations in a personal jurisdiction decision, limiting the number of places where they can be sued. In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, an 8-1 decision authored by...more

There’s No Place Like Home: The U.S. Supreme Court Emphasizes the Constitutional Limits on Personal Jurisdiction and Constrains...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Almost any business whose products or services reach customers in multiple states knows that there are some jurisdictions thought to be friendlier to plaintiffs. Plaintiffs’ lawyers know about those jurisdictions too, and...more

Supreme Court Decides BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court decided BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405, holding that § 56 of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) does not address personal jurisdiction and thus limiting the fora in which a...more

BNSF v. Tyrrell: Supreme Court Discourages Forum Shopping by Reaffirming Restrictive Daimler Test for General Jurisdiction

by Locke Lord LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, 2017 WL 2322834 (2017) made it harder for plaintiffs to sue in states where their alleged injury did not occur by reversing the Montana Supreme Court’s attempt to assert...more

Courts Continue to Struggle with Jurisdiction by Consent

by King & Spalding on

Introduction - On January 26, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.) decided Famular v. Whirlpool Corp., a case addressing the circumstances in which an out-of-state corporation may...more

Supreme Court 4/25 Personal Jurisdiction Argument

by Reed Smith on

The other day, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, No. 16-466 (U.S. argued April 24, 2017) (“BMS”) (link to transcript). We’ve blogged many times about the issues in...more

The law of personal jurisdiction: A game changer for foreign banks involved in litigation in the U.S.

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells partner Marc Gottridge is the co-head of our global financial services litigation practice. He represents some of the world's leading banks in major class actions, investigations, and commercial litigation in...more

Litigation Tourism Ended In Missouri

by Reed Smith on

If we’d learned about State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, No. SC95514, slip op. (Mo. Feb. 28, 2017) (“NSRC”), earlier, this would have been a breaking news post – but make no mistake about it, this is big...more

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Case That Could Limit Out-of-State Product Liability Actions

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In September, we discussed several new trends in jurisdiction, including an opinion—Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of San Francisco County—in which the California Supreme Court held that hundreds of non-California...more

What Part Did You Not Understand? Recent State-Court Decisions Require The U.S. Supreme Court To Address—Yet Again—The...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In its most recent decisions on personal jurisdiction, the Supreme Court has reiterated the distinction between general personal jurisdiction on the one hand and specific personal jurisdiction on the other. As to the former,...more

Establishing General Jurisdiction Post-Daimler Using Waiver or Consent

by Cozen O'Connor on

Determining where to file suit in a subrogation claim can have implications both monetarily and for convenience. Courts must have jurisdiction over a defendant for the case to proceed. The easiest path to jurisdiction is...more

Ninth Circuit Puts the Brakes on Chrysler Class Action

by Benesch on

On October 24, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s certification of a class against Chrysler Group (“Chrysler”) under the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act. Because the plaintiff could...more

Pennsylvania’s Long Arm Overreaches The Constitution And Bauman

by Reed Smith on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s game-changing Bauman opinion in 2014 has us writing a lot on personal jurisdiction. A while back we marveled over how quickly lower courts have responded to Bauman. We had anticipated that it would...more

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