January 19, 2017

SCOTUS will review Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court.  The high court will be reviewing a 4-3 California Supreme Court personal jurisdiction decision that held hundreds of non-California plaintiffs could sue a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a California court for injuries allegedly caused by one of the defendant company’s drugs, even though the company is neither incorporated nor headquartered in the state.

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