Update: US Supreme Court Addresses Specific Personal Jurisdiction Again

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Nation’s highest court rejects narrow causation test for specific jurisdiction and affirms requirement that forum contacts “relate to” the claim.

In the 2017 case Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that a claim must “arise out of or relate to” a defendant’s forum-state contacts for specific personal jurisdiction to attach. Latham & Watkins discussed the case and its implications in September 2016, January 2017, and June 2017. Now, the Court has again considered the scope of specific personal jurisdiction in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court.

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