03.01.2017 | News & Views

Article by Associates Quoted in Amicus Curiae Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States


An article authored by Jesse G. Ainlay and Elizabeth S. Dillon, associates in Cetrulo LLP’s Boston office, was recently quoted in an amicus curiae brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States in the matter of Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California.  The amicus curiae brief, filed by John Cutano (President of DRI- The Voice of the Defense Bar) and Lawrence Ebner (Capital Appellate Advocacy) directly quotes Mr. Ainlay and Ms. Dillon’s position on the harmful practical implications in the mass tort context of the California Supreme Court’s decision to find specific jurisdiction over a foreign corporation for injuries that occurred wholly outside the forum state.

Mr. Ainlay and Ms. Dillon’s article entitled Examining the Ways That Plaintiffs Seek to Narrow Daimler v. Bauman (For the Defense, Nov. 2016) reviews the number of ways plaintiffs have persuaded courts to find jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants and highlights the considerations that corporate defendants must take into account to thwart plaintiffs’ efforts to escape the geographical confines of the Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler.

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