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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

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

Nov 23, 2016

ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference

Most global pharmaceutical and medical device companies should know the global mass tort litigation landscape. The American Conference Institute will hold its annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference in New York City from Dec. 5-7. The event is well attended by in-house counsel, outside counsel, and many judges from around the U.S. For more information, follow this link: ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Registration Site

On December 6, 2016, I plan to attend the afternoon break-out session titled “International Mass Tort Litigation: Strategies for Handling the Increasing Interplay Between Domestic and Global Product Liability Actions.” I hope to see you there.» Read More

Apr 04, 2013

Live from the Defense Research Institute Annual Products Liability Seminar

Last month, I suggested that foreign manufacturers might learn more about U.S. products liability laws by attending the Defense Research Institute Annual Products Liability Seminar this week.  I’ll take this opportunity to report from the conference on some interesting topics from seminar sessions I’ve attended so far.» Read More

Mar 11, 2013

Foreign Sellers Entering the U.S. Market Should Understand Its Products Liability Laws

Many foreign-based companies do business in the United States by advertising, selling, distributing or even manufacturing their products here.  These companies may have inherent familiarity with the laws and regulations that govern their products at home, but need some help with laws and regulations that may affect them in the U.S.   Beyond considerations of jurisdiction, domestication of judgments, insurance, and entity-based protections, these companies must become familiar with the local products liability laws and related products regulations that may affect them or their products in the U.S.   » Read More


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