Texas Court Says Mary Kay Can't Force EBay Info Turnover

By Jody Godoy (June 29, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday denied Mary Kay Inc.'s bid to force eBay Inc. to produce information about online sellers that the company wants to sue for hawking its cosmetics out of contract, saying that Mary Kay hadn't proved jurisdiction over the sellers, as required.

The three judges on the panel looked to an August decision by the state's high court clarifying that a rule allowing would-be plaintiffs to identify a defendant before filing suit only applies when the plaintiff can show that the defendant would be subject to jurisdiction. Mary Kay had not met that standard for the 48...

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