SCOTUS Review: The Impact of Recent Decisions on Jurisdiction and Venue

Production Date: December 13, 2017 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law and Litigation Estimated Length: 3754 minutes


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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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss updates on the recent Supreme Court decisions shaping the law in this area
  2. Identify factors relevant to determining where a defendant “resides” for jurisdictional purposes
  3. Define what these decisions mean for future forum shopping
  4. Provide tools for determining the proper forum to initiate a lawsuit, preservation of defenses and available jurisdictional challenges, including whether jurisdictional challenges can be raised where they were not pursued previously
  5. Address strategic implications of “shattering” the litigation or forcing the litigation to be brought in defendant’s home state
  6. Analyze the impact of jurisdictional challenges on statutes of limitations and tolling doctrines
James S.
Richmond, VA

Very interesting and timely. Thanks.

Scott J.
Rochester, NY

Excellent summary of PJ

Michael W.
Orange, CT

Great overview of this rapidly developing area

Dwight B.
Flatwoods, KY


T. O.
Alexandria, VA

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!

Kevin S.
Nyack, NY

Very good thank you

Clarence S.
Bozeman, MT

Excellent presentation of new jurisdictional rules and developing areas in jurisdiction.

Christina Marie F.
Arlington, VA

Thank you.

Joshua R.
Charlotte, NC

Great stuff, might want to consider an hour and half next time since this stuff can be dense.

Allen J.
Sterling, VA