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Globalization Could Incite Global Forum Shopping

Law360 (February 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Increased product globalization could lead to a rise in global forum shopping, and many attorneys believe foreign plaintiffs will continue eying the U.S. as the ultimate plaintiffs' venue.

The rise of the global product market, coupled with the ability to instantly access data from around the globe, has changed how product liability issues are handled worldwide.

As more and more products are sold in multiple markets worldwide, manufacturers and distributors now face liability risks in numerous countries.

“If you create a product in a country and...
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