Wish They All Could Be Calif. Suits

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT) -- A recent California Court of Appeal ruling greatly expands the exposure of foreign corporations to suit in California. As a state that tends to provide a relatively receptive forum for lawsuits against corporations, California places few roadblocks before a litigant seeking to serve a lawsuit against a local business.

Domestic corporations doing business within the state are most likely knowledgeable about these risks and make calculated decisions to conduct business in California in compliance with the local rules. Likewise, foreign international corporations with California subsidiaries make...
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