Lauren Humphries, an Associate in the firm’s Tampa office, recently published an article in the Trial Advocate Quarterly (Vol 35) titled “Daimler: A Litigator’s Roadmap to Personal Jurisdiction”.
In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it more difficult to establish general personal jurisdiction over corporations. This article provides a roadmap to the law of personal jurisdiction and how defense counsel can use new case law to benefit corporate clients. The recent Supreme Court case Daimler AG v Bauman restricts the reach of general personal jurisdiction over corporations to generally a corporation’s state of incorporation and the state where its principal place of business is located. By establishing a clear standard for where plaintiffs can sue corporations, Daimler has limited the ability for plaintiffs to forum shop and provided more clarity as to where corporate liability may lie.