Lack Of Jurisdiction Filters Nestle Out Of Coffee Pod Suit

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge dismissed counterclaims against Nespresso USA's Swiss-based parent Nestle in a patent-turned-antitrust suit Thursday, citing lack of jurisdiction consistent with recent U.S. Supreme Court cases setting a high bar for establishing parent companies as subject to U.S. courts.

U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet said Ethical Coffee Company had failed to make a plausible case for personal jurisdiction over foreign entities tied to Nespresso USA Inc. He said that that neither owning a U.S. subsidiary, nor owning a U.S. patent, nor limited leadership...
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