1 Year Shows Ford Ruling Didn't Change Personal Jurisdiction

By Matthew Goldberg, Timothy Pfenninger and Gregory Ferroni (April 28, 2022, 5:49 PM EDT) -- In March 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court. The court held that Montana and Minnesota courts could exercise specific personal jurisdiction over Ford when it neither sold, designed nor manufactured the plaintiffs' vehicles in the forum states.[1]

Legal commentators wondered whether the court's decision would represent a course reversal from more recent, and arguably more restrictive, personal jurisdiction jurisprudence in cases such as Bristol-Myers Squibb.[2] This thought persisted immediately after the decision, despite Justice Elena Kagan's note in the majority opinion that the decision merely "proceed[s] as the Court...

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