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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules That Plaintiff Must Use Expert Testimony To Prove That Work With Defendant’s Product Can Create Respirable Dust

USA - December 11 2017 In Bagley v. Adel Wiggins Grp., No. 19835, 2017 Conn. LEXIS 304 (Nov. 7, 2017) Connecticut’s Supreme Court directed the trial court to grant…

Lauren Neureither

Connecticut Superior Court Imposes Jurisdiction on Texas Defendant and Narrowly Interprets Daimler AG v. Bauman

USA - October 9 2017 Since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) defendants, especially those defending product…

Lauren Neureither

Rhode Island Superior Court Finds Limited Discovery Insufficient to Waive Personal Jurisdiction, Reaffirms Importance of Minimum Contacts

USA - December 19 2016 Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014) 134 S.Ct. 746, personal jurisdiction has quickly become a critical issue for…

Sheldon R. Poole

How Much is too Much? Counsel’s Active Conduct in Asbestos Suit Results in Forfeiture of Jurisdictional Defense

USA - June 9 2016 Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Daimler AG v. Bauman 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014), personal jurisdiction defenses have experienced a renaissance in…

Andrew D. Bullard

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Determining Whether a Product Is “Unreasonably Dangerous” in Design Defect Product Liability Claims; Seeks Amicus Briefs in Separate Case on Whether to Abandon This Same Standard

USA - May 12 2016 In an opinion that was officially released on May 3, 2016 in the case of Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC-19232, 2016 Conn. LEXIS 100…

John J. Robinson, Steven J. Zakrzewski