Pennsylvania Superior Court

Case Status


Docket Number

122 EDM 2016


Case Updates

Pennsylvania court declines to review jurisdictional statute that conflicts with Daimler

March 06, 2017

The petition for review was denied.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

October 17, 2016

The U.S. Chamber and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed an amicus brief urging the Superior Court of to review a case addressing a state law which purports to subject every foreign corporation that qualifies to do business in Pennsylvania to general personal jurisdiction, which is in conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Daimler AG v. Bauman. The brief argued that Pennsylvania may not subject foreign corporations to general jurisdiction based solely on their registration to do business. Furthermore, the issue warrants immediate interlocutory review because the jurisdictional statute harms citizens and companies in the state.

Robert L. Byer and Andrew R. Sperl of Duane Mooris LLP served as co-counsel for the amici, along with Andrew J. Pincus and Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP.

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