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Review denied

December 26, 2007

U.S. Chamber files motion to support review proof of venue in multi-defendant litigation

December 10, 2007

NCLC urged the Louisiana Supreme Court to review whether plaintiffs must prove the defendants are joint tortfeasors in order to establish that venue is appropriate as to all defendants. In this case, one of the multiple defendants, Valspar Corporation, filed a venue exception challenging jurisdiction and introduced evidence proving that it could not be a joint tortfeasor with any defendant against whom venue was proper. The trial court and the appellate court refused to consider that evidence, allowing the plaintiff to rest on its initial allegations.

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