In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a trilogy of cases that addressed issues of venue, general personal jurisdiction and specific personal jurisdiction - see TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017); BNSF Railway v. Tyrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (2017); Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of Cal., 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017).
This course, presented by Dechert attorneys Debra O’Gorman, Katherine Wyman, and Will Sachse, will discuss and analyze these decisions and the manner in which they have been interpreted since they came down. The Bristol-Myers Squibb decision in particular has had immediate and far-reaching implications in mass tort cases brought in states where neither the plaintiff nor defendant reside, and continued reverberations are expected. The course will delve into the factors applicable to determining whether a corporate defendant is subject to jurisdiction, and will also include practical tips for determining the proper forum to initiate a lawsuit, the preservation of jurisdictional defenses and asserting challenges to jurisdiction, including in cases pending prior to these decisions.
Very interesting and timely. Thanks.
Excellent summary of PJ
Great overview of this rapidly developing area
Presenters O'Gorman, Sachse and Wyman worked very well together and gave a clear and concise presentation. Thank you to each of them and to LAWLINE for a first-rate program!
Very good thank you
Excellent presentation of new jurisdictional rules and developing areas in jurisdiction.
Great stuff, might want to consider an hour and half next time since this stuff can be dense.