Tag Archives: Personal Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction Issues Dog Multistate Class Actions

There is a growing movement to rely on last year’s United States Supreme Court decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California[1] to preclude multistate class actions on jurisdictional grounds. In January of this year, relying on Bristol-Myers, Judge Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois rejected a named plaintiff’s attempt to bring … Continue reading this entry

Back to Basics: A Review of Recent SCOTUS Personal Jurisdiction Jurisprudence

As its term drew to a close, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on personal jurisdiction in a case entitled Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., San Francisco Cty.[1]  Over the last six years, the Supreme Court has issued six opinions clarifying the limits of courts’ personal jurisdiction, each invalidating the … Continue reading this entry