U.S. Supreme Court Lays Down Hard Line on States’ Ability to Assert Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Defendants
The U.S. Supreme Court has just made it harder for plaintiffs to convince state courts to assert personal jurisdiction over foreign manufactures on products cases. In J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, decided June 27, 2011, the question was whether the New Jersey Supreme Court properly exercised jurisdiction over a British manufacturer of scrap metal […]
Jamie L. Filipovic named Partner
We are proud to announce the election of Jamie L. Filipovic to Partner. Congratulations Jamie!
Summary Judgment in Cook County & Removal to Federal Court
A team from our Chicago and Richmond offices, led by Denean Sturino, just won summary judgment for a car dealer in Cook County Circuit Court. This allowed us to remove to federal court claims against the designer and manufacturer of the product in question. This move was fiercely resisted by the plaintiffs’ lawyers, who were […]