Ruling On Short Sandwiches May Cast A Long Shadow

By J. Philip Calabrese (January 18, 2018, 12:12 PM EST) -- As 2017 drew to a close and lawyers looked back on the significant cases in the area of product liability, commentators rightly focused on Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) (holding that out-of-state residents may not pursue tort claims without a finding of specific jurisdiction), In re Motors Liquidation Co., 568 B.R. 217 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2017) (finding that product liability claims may proceed against an entity that acquires assets out of bankruptcy so long as the claims are based solely on alleged post-acquisition conduct) and the status of various MDLs, particularly ones where individual cases have proceeded to trial....

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