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Fulbright Briefing: Supreme Court Holds That Alien Tort Statute Does Not Have Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") does not have extraterritorial jurisdiction in a 9-0 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. [ subscribers can view the enhanced opinion... Read More

U.S. High Court Will Consider Jurisdictional Debate In Xbox Suit
Posted on 19 Jan 2016 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 15 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed in a suit accusing Microsoft Corp. of a selling defective Xbox consoles but limited the appeal and agreed to consider only if a... Read More

The Effect Of The Supreme Court's Adoption Of The Nerve Center Test On Bankruptcy Venue
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by Anne Braucher

According to Hertz v. Friend ( 2010 U.S. LEXIS 1897 ), the nerve center test is the only appropriate test for determining the location of a principal place of business, Anne Braucher, an associate at McMillan Metro P.C. in Rockville, Md., writes in this... Read More

Fulbright Alert: Clarifying the Judicial Code: Revisions to Federal Court Removal, Venue, and Jurisdiction Laws
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Layne E. Kruse , Darryl Wade Anderson and John J. Byron The new year brings new rules for federal court litigants. On January 6, 2012 , the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 ("Act") takes effect. In the most... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Got (Raw) Milk? How About Jurisdiction? Something's Sour in the Raw-Milk Case
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Philip C. Babler [On Aug. 7], the Wisconsin Court of Appeals released its opinion in Farm-To-Consumer v. Wis. DATCP , 11AP2264, a closely watched case involving Wisconsin’s regulation of raw-milk production [ enhanced opinion available to... Read More

3 Simple Rules For Trying Asbestos Cases In Offbeat Jurisdictions
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Michael G. Terry of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer Michael Terry has been a personal injury trial lawyer for more than 30 years, trying virtually every type of personal injury case, including a personal injury class action. As a partner in Corpus... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Jurisdiction For Fatal Bus Crash
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments regarding the proper jurisdiction for a tire manufacturer that produced a product that allegedly caused a fatal bus accident in France that killed a pair of North... Read More

Supplemental Deposition Discovery In Foreign Countries In Aid Of Jurisdiction Permitted
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

In Reid v. Siniscalchi , C.A. No. 2874-VCN (May 25, 2012) , the Court addressed a request for additional deposition discovery requested by the plaintiff to prove that the Court had jurisdiction over the defendants. Issue Addressed: Whether the court... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 2 Federal Circuit Courts Weigh In Ahead Of Gomez
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

Just two months before the U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez , two federal circuit court panels have ruled on jurisdictional issues presented in the case. Both the Seventh Circuit in Chapman v. First Index, Inc. [ enhanced... Read More