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Jun 20, 2017

New U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Concerning Specific Jurisdiction in U.S. State 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 the limited scope of general jurisdiction discussed in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 571 U.S. _____ (2014), or to expand the existing grounds for specific jurisdiction.   It maintained its prior view of specific jurisdiction and required “a connection between the forum and the specific claims at issue.”  See the opinion here for more detail.» Read More

Jun 16, 2017

Doing Business in the Latin American or Caribbean Regions

From October 5-6, 2017, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA will participate in the Meritas® Latin American/Caribbean “LAC” Regional Meeting in Panama City, Panama. On the afternoon of October 5, 2017, the LAC members will host a Client Round Table focused on “Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean” featuring attorney panelists from countries throughout the entire region. NMM attorneys will attend and participate in the event.» Read More

Jan 05, 2017

Foreign Companies (India) Establishing U.S. Subsidiaries – Some Jurisdictional Considerations (New Jersey)

The below post was co-authored by Steve Karg and Bob Gabrielski.

Last week, a first level appellate court in New Jersey issued an opinion for publication discussing the potential grounds for finding jurisdiction over a foreign parent corporation when its wholly-owned subsidiary has its principal place of business in New Jersey.  In FDASmart v. Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited, App.» Read More

Dec 07, 2016

Live! From the ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference

I’m blogging from the American Conference Institute’s Drug and Medical Device session on International Mass Tort Litigation: Strategies for Handling the Increasing Interplay Between Domestic and Global Products Liability Actions. Great tips and thoughts for global product manufacturers and distributors, particularly for global companies with subsidiaries or partners in the U.S.   If you manufacture or distribute global products, you should be thinking about issues such as differing regulations, liability standards, discovery rules and privileges, as well as the coordination of discovery, trials, experts and witnesses.  » Read More

Jul 21, 2016

Doing Business Outside Of The US – Does Your Company Have An FCPA Policy? – The Perils Of International Bribery

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.), more popularly known as the “FCPA,” is a powerful tool that the U.S. Department of Justice uses to police international bribery in the business context.  Under the FCPA, U.S. companies and their officers, employees, agents, or stockholders are prohibited from offering to pay, paying, promising to pay, or authorizing the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official in order to influence any act or decision of the foreign official in his or her official capacity or to secure any other improper advantage in order to obtain or retain business. » Read More

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