In a decision that will likely have a huge impact on mass tort and products liability litigation, the Supreme Court held in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California that California courts did not have the power to decide claims against the drugmaker by non-residents whose injuries were not related to conduct that occurred within the state. Experts at Thompson & Knight believe the decision will significantly restrict litigation tourism while giving companies a powerful means to challenge personal jurisdiction . . .
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