U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Case Status


Docket Number

15-1456, 15-1460


Case Updates

Petition for rehearing en banc denied

June 20, 2016

Federal Circuit affirms specific personal jurisdiction

March 18, 2016

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed on interlocutory appeal that a company was subject to specific personal jurisdiction based on the company’s suit-related contacts with a state. The Court did not address general personal jurisdiction, the issue raised by the U.S. Chamber in its briefs in support of neither party.

U.S. Chamber files amicus briefs

May 26, 2015

In its briefs to the Federal Circuit for these related cases, the US Chamber argued that a State’s coercing corporations to consent to general jurisdiction in its courts as a condition of registering to do business in the State violates due process and contravenes the Supreme Court’s teachings in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014).

The amicus briefs are available here and here.

Andrew J. Pincus, Paul W. Hughes, and James F. Tierney of Mayer Brown represented the US Chamber of Commerce as counsel to the US Chamber Litigation Center in these cases.

U.S. Chamber amicus briefs filed in both cases, Acorda Therapeutics and AstraZeneca, on 5/26/2015 in support of neither party.

Argued 3/2/2016. Decided 3/18/2016.

Petition for rehearing en banc filed 4/18/2016. Denied 6/20/2016.

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