U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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Fifth Circuit holds that the district court properly exercised personal jurisdiction over defendant

May 17, 2018

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U.S. Chamber urges Fifth Circuit to uphold corporations and independent subsidiaries distinction for specific personal jurisdiction

February 06, 2017

The Chamber and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America asked the Fifth Circuit to reverse a decision subjecting parent corporations to specific jurisdiction based on sales by their independent subsidiaries when the parent lacks minimum contacts with the State. The brief explained that attributing the forum contacts of an independent subsidiary to its parent violates due process and would make jurisdiction less predictable and deter corporate investment.

Andrew J. Pincus, Archis A. Parasharami, Matthew A. Waring, and Andrew A. Lyons of Mayer Brown LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

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