Managing Supply-Chain Risks Post Goodyear, McIntyre

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT) -- On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court announced two decisions that clarify and limit the ability of plaintiffs, including corporate plaintiffs, to pursue products liability suits against foreign manufacturers in state courts under a stream-of-commerce theory of jurisdiction.

In Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations SA v. Brown, No. 10-76, slip op. (U.S. June 27, 2011), and J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, No. 09-1343, slip op. (U.S. June 27, 2011), the Supreme Court held that state courts could not properly exercise personal jurisdiction over foreign...
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