Examining the Resurgence of Personal Jurisdictional Challenges Impacting Asbestos Cases in the Wake of BMS

May 21, 2018 11:00am

Tracy Cowan
Partner
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP (St. Louis, MO)

Michael W. Drumke
Partner
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP (Chicago, IL)

  • Reviewing the Supreme Court’s decisions in Daimler and Goodyear, and more recently BMS and BNSF on personal jurisdiction
  • Examining the criteria necessary for establishing jurisdiction under these cases
  • Understanding where the lower courts are heading after BMS and BNSF
  • Resolving personal jurisdiction challenges when plaintiffs allege multiple exposure at different locations
  • Exploring the phenomenon of plaintiffs refiling cases in anticipation of cases which were dismissed based on lack of personal jurisdiction