High Court Eases Liability For Foreign-Made Products
Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday that foreign manufacturers cannot be sued in state court unless their allegedly defective products have a clear link to that jurisdiction will make it easier for companies to avoid liability for products manufactured outside the U.S., attorneys say.
In separate rulings, the high court reversed rulings by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Court of Appeals of North Carolina, concluding that out-of-state corporate defendants Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations SA and J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd.'s in-state contacts were not sufficiently "continuous and systematic" to justify the states' jurisdiction over claims unrelated to those contacts....
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