The Delaware Supreme Court issued a unanimous June 27, 2018 opinion allowing “take home” asbestos claims against manufacturers. The ruling is a big deal in light of Delaware’s place in the corporate world, and recent rulings on personal jurisdiction. The opinion by Chief Justice Strine cuts through to core issues, and no doubt will be

Once upon a time, it seemed the 1980 ruling in  World-Wide Volkswagen would control forever, and that jurisdictional jurisdictional issues were well-settled in the US  for tort claim cases.  Today, the world is not so simple, as illustrated by (among others) prior posts here, here and here,  and innumerable articles around the internet.

Jurisdiction for toxic tort suits remains a “hot topic.”  A new example arises from oral argument in a Delaware Supreme Court case involving claims of disease in Argentine farm families. The suit was filed by well known US plaintiff firms against big tobacco entities.

The substantive issues go to whether an order of dismissal should

The following is a guest post from Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC. As always, the analysis is cogent and very much appreciated.

HIGH COURT HEARS PERSONAL JURISDICTION ARGUMENTS

April 25, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Oral argument was heard today on two cases that may impact the application of the high court’s personal

Drug defendant positions on jurisdictional issues in “mass tort” cases were rejected yesterday and late last week in new rulings from appellate courts in California and Illinois in groups of Plavix and Paxil cases. The broader and more notable of the two is the ruling by the California Supreme Court.  The Illinois opinion is