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Using Contracts to Avoid Problematic Jurisdictions and Unfavorable Law

USA - May 24 2021 For far too long, companies facing consumer and product liability litigation have relied solely on personal jurisdiction doctrine to try avoiding…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Margaret A. Bowman, Andrew F. Gann Jr, Courtney C. Shytle

U.S. Supreme Court: Individual PAGA Claim Must Cruise Into Arbitration

USA - June 15 2022 In a significant ruling for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 15, 2022, held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, No. 20-1573…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Jonathan Y. Ellis, Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Andrew W. Russell, Amy Morrissey Turk

Georgia Supreme Court Ruling “in tension” with SCOTUS precedent on personal jurisdiction

USA - September 23 2021 Many states have statutes establishing that, as a condition of registering to do business in a state, a foreign corporation consents to general…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Margaret A. Bowman, Andrew F. Gann Jr, Davis M. Walsh

Manufacturers and Retailers Beware: New Warranty Class Actions

USA - August 18 2022 During a span of less than two months, a group of Arkansas lawyers filed 22 class action suits in Lonoke County Circuit Court in Lonoke County…

Diane Flannery, Justin D. Howard, Martha J. Swicegood Stwodah, R. Trent Taylor, Amy Morrissey Turk