Ford Urges High Court To Toss Vehicle Defect Suits

By Mike Curley (May 1, 2020, 12:44 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a pair of suits in Minnesota and Montana over alleged defects in the company's vehicles, saying the courts don't have jurisdiction because none of Ford's activities in those states led to the injuries.

In a brief filed Wednesday, Ford argued that adopting a causal test to determine jurisdiction best fits with court precedent and aligns with due process requirements, while the plaintiffs in the case are arguing for a standard that would create more questions for any court determining jurisdiction.

The cases currently turn on jurisdictional questions. The plaintiffs argue...

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