Attys Weigh In On McIntyre V. Nicastro, Goodyear V. Brown

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations SA in reversing two lower court decisions that had asserted state court jurisdiction over foreign manufacturers that sell allegedly defective items in the U.S. through a third-party distributor. Here, product liability attorneys tell Law360 why the rulings are significant.

Matthew Close, partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP:

“The Supreme Court's decision rejecting New Jersey's effort to exercise jurisdiction over a British manufacturer should have foreign companies breathing a big sigh of relief. If the decision had gone the...
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