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Case dismissed

July 29, 2016

The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in consent jurisdiction case

July 18, 2016

The U.S. Chamber and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a joint amicus brief urging the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal to hold that businesses do not “consent” to general personal jurisdiction wherever they register to do business. According to the amicus brief, subjecting corporations to general jurisdiction in every state in which they are required to register to do business would eviscerate the due process limits on personal jurisdiction recognized by the Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman—and could well have the practical result of exposing corporations that do business nationwide to general jurisdiction in all fifty states. The brief warned that the lower court’s decision encourages forum-shopping and will discourage out-of-state companies from investing in Louisiana.

Gary Russo and Madeleine Fischer of Jones Walker LLP, as well as Andrew J. Pincus and Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP, served as counsel for the amici.

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