The Purposeful Availment Test After Ford

By Kathleen Carrington and Derek Rajavuori (May 4, 2021, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's most recent personal jurisdiction decision has many product manufacturers worried. In Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, the court issued an 8-0 decision holding that some companies, like Ford, may be subject to specific jurisdiction in any U.S. forum where a product-related injury occurs — regardless of whether the defendant's contacts with the forum were a "but for" cause of the injury....

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