U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied

Lower Court Opinion


Questions Presented

1. Whether a court must assess if consolidating multiple plaintiffs for a single trial violates due process, or whether it can presume that jury instructions always cure both jury confusion and prejudice to the defendant.

2. Whether a punitive-damages award violates due process when it far exceeds a substantial compensatory-damages award, and whether the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages for jointly and severally liable defendants is calculated by assuming that each defendant will pay the entire compensatory award.

3. Whether the “arise out of or relate to” requirement for specific personal jurisdiction can be met by merely showing a “link” in the chain of causation, as the court below held, or whether a heightened showing of relatedness is required, as petitioner in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, No. 19-368, has argued.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

June 01, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to take up the issue of mass joinder, which raises serious due process concerns for defendants

April 05, 2021

Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. Evan M. Tager of Mayer Brown LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

The U.S. Chamber previously filed three amicus brief in this case in the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals.

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