In 2017, the Supreme Court issued an 8-1 opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb holding that 592 plaintiffs who took the medication Plavix outside of California could not bring suit in California because personal jurisdiction was lacking.[i] At the time, it appeared to signal a trend in favor of raising the bar for personal jurisdiction.
But yesterday, in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District, the Supreme Court issued a potentially landmark 8-0 personal jurisdiction ruling siding with plaintiffs. 592 U. S. __ (2021) (slip opinion). While the opinion arose in the products liability conte
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Created April 22, 2021 at 08:22AM