It has been a little over two years since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Bauman v. AG Daimler, and, from our perspective, its impact has been significant, even earth shaking (no pun intended, and we have a San Francisco office and certainly would not make light of earthquakes).  We previously discussed Bauman’s impact on the analysis of personal jurisdiction on several occasions, in the context of notable decisions, good and bad (thank you, California), and in the hotly contested area of consent through registration to do business in a state, here.

Our breaking news is one of the biggest post-Bauman mass tort jurisdictional wins.  The Second Circuit held – in the context of asbestos mass tort litigation – that a company with “continuous and systematic” business in a state (Connecticut) can’t be sued by out-of-state litigation tourist plaintiffs over out-of-state asbestos exposure.   Brown v. Lockheed-Martin Corp., 814 F.3d 619, No. 14‐4083, slip op. (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2016).  Having a major facility in the jurisdiction, and acquisition of a major in-state operating subsidiary, along with “significant” revenue wasn’t enough for the defendant to be “at home.”  Id. at 18-25.  Compared to the defendant’s total activities, there was nothing “exceptional.”  Id.

Brown is the first appellate post-Bauman decision outright rejecting “jurisdiction by consent” based on mere registration to do business.  The court first construed the Connecticut statute narrowly (rejecting contrary state intermediate appellate precedent) to avoid the statute clashing with Bauman’s constitutional analysis.  Slip op. at  32-41.  Such registration statutes were almost always intended to confer no more than “specific jurisdiction” – allowing state residents to sue registered foreign corporation over their in-state activities.  Id. at 28-31.  “Consent” in the context of mandatory registration statutes, “thus always been something of a fiction.”  Id. at 31.

Moreover, jurisdiction by “consent,” if generally conferred by registration to do business/appointment of an agent for service of process, would raise the same constitutional concerns that drove the result in Bauman:

In any event, we can say that the analysis that now governs general jurisdiction over foreign corporations − the Supreme Court’s analysis having moved . . . to the more demanding “essentially at home” test . . . − suggests that federal due process rights likely constrain an interpretation that transforms a run‐of‐the‐mill registration and appointment statute into a corporate “consent” − perhaps unwitting − to the exercise of general jurisdiction by state courts.

Brown, slip op. at 42.

[Plaintiff’s] interpretation of Connecticut’s registration statute is expansive.  It proposes that we infer from an ambiguous statute and the mere appointment of an agent for service of process a corporation’s consent to general jurisdiction, creating precisely the result that the Court so roundly rejected in [Bauman]. . . .  If mere registration and the accompanying appointment of an in state agent―without an express consent to general jurisdiction – nonetheless sufficed to confer general jurisdiction by implicit consent, every corporation would be subject to general jurisdiction in every state in which it registered, and Daimler’s ruling would be robbed of meaning by a back‐door thief.

Id. at 47-48 (citations omitted).

Further, too much constitutional jurisdictional water has flown under the judicial bridge for the century-old decision in Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. v. Gold Issue Mining & Milling Co., 243 U.S. 93 (1917), to support general jurisdiction by consent.  Brown, slip op. at 42-46.

[W]e believe that the holding in Pennsylvania Fire cannot be divorced from the outdated jurisprudential assumptions of its era.  The sweeping interpretation that a state court gave to a routine registration statute and an accompanying power of attorney that Pennsylvania Fire credited as a general “consent” has yielded to the doctrinal refinement reflected in [Bauman] and the Court’s 21st century approach to general and specific jurisdiction.

While Brown did not close the door for all consent arguments under all statutes, “at least in cases brought by state residents,” it provides a roadmap for defeating post-Bauman jurisdiction by consent arguments in other states where the registration statute does not conclusively reach that result.

Particularly in light of Brown – but we were obviously working on this anyway − we’ve decided that Bauman is important enough to create a new general jurisdiction cheat sheet.  Our cheat sheets compile, in chronological order, all defense favorable cases on an issue. No bad cases, because we don’t do the other side’s research for the

Bauman, of course, held that unless a corporation is incorporated or has its principal place of business in a particular jurisdiction, it’s hard as heck for a non-resident plaintiff (one not injured in that jurisdiction) to sue such a corporation there.  For purposes of this cheat sheet, that means, that unless otherwise indicated, readers may assume these basic facts:  that the defendant is a corporation asserting lack of general jurisdiction based on Bauman, and that the defendant was neither incorporated nor with a principal place of business in the state in question.  This cheat sheet deals only with individual states – no issues of nationwide statutory service of process

To help our readers, we note in each case if it is: (1) a prescription medical product liability case; (2) a product liability case not involving a prescription medical product; or (3) it’s not a product liability case at all.  That last category is the really hard one, since we have to look at cases we don’t normally follow.  As the breaking news part of this post indicates, we are also keeping track of mentioning registration to do business and rejecting claims that so doing creates general jurisdiction by consent despite Bauman condemning “grasping” and “exorbitant” theories that would impose widespread general jurisdiction.  Hopefully, with Brown, the handwriting is on the wall for such claims, and mass-tort litigation tourism will be constitutionally curtailed once and for all.

This, it is about time to assess the post-Bauman decisions, so without further ado, here is the new scorecard.  We would like to thank Reed Smith’s Kevin Hara for helping to put this together.

  1. Daimler AG v. Bauman, 571 U.S. ___, 134 S.Ct. 746 (Jan. 14, 2014) (California) (non-product liability).  Corporation must be “essentially at home” for state to exercise general personal jurisdiction.  That means incorporated or having principal place of business in state.  Wartime move of entire corporate management to state is exceptional case.  Continuous and substantial in-state business activity, including large sales and multiple facilities insufficient.  “Grasping” and “exorbitant” theories creating general jurisdiction is “every” state rejected.  Agency test that would always lead to jurisdiction improper.
  2. Cirkles v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd, 2014 WL 9910834 (Ill. Cir. Feb. 13, 2014) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Asbestos motion to dismiss granted.  Corporation with no in-state assets, employees, or registered agent, cannot be at home.
  3. In re Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, Inc., 745 F.3d 30 (2d Cir. Feb. 7, 2014) (Vermont) (non-product liability).  Mandamus granted reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Religious non-profit defendant.  A few in-state services by visiting employees, in-state members and contractors insufficient.  No physical presence.
  4. Snodgrass v. Berklee College of Music, 559 F. Appx. 541 (7th Cir. March 13, 2014) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Educational institution defendants.  Internet website contacts insufficient.
  5. Alkanani v. Aegis Defense Services, LLC, 976 F. Supp.2d 13 (D.D.C. March 26, 2014) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Website, along with in-state meetings, negotiations, tax returns, employee visits insufficient.
  6. Cromeans v. Morgan Keegan & Co., 2014 WL 1375038 (W.D. Mo. April 8, 2014) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendants had no in-state offices, real estate, were not registered to do business, had no address, phone numbers, bank accounts, or employees.
  7. Google Inc. v. Rockstar Consortium U.S. LP, 2014 WL 1571807 (N.D. Cal. April 17, 2014) (California) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted.  Significant, ongoing in-state business including contract negotiations insufficient.
  8. HID Global Corporation v. Isonas, Inc., 2014 WL 10988340 (C.D. Cal. April 21, 2014) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Regular in-state purchases insufficient.
  9. Rawlins v. Select Specialty Hospital, 2014 WL 1647182 (N.D. Ill. April 23, 2014) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Registration to do business insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery rejected.
  10. Sonera Holding B.V. v. Cukurova Holding A.S., 750 F.3d 221 (2d Cir. April 25, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss vacated.  No “doing business” test after Bauman.  Merely doing business is not being at home.
  11. Eaves v. Pirelli Tire, LLC, 2014 WL 1883791 (D. Kan. May 12, 2014) (Kanas) (product liability – non drug/device).  In-state stream-of-commerce product sales insufficient.  No in-state presence rendering defendant at home.
  12. Brown v. CBS Corp., 19 F. Supp.3d 390 (D. Conn. May 14, 2014) (Connecticut) (product liability – non drug/device).  Asbestos motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant’s activities were a “trivial amount” in comparison to defendant’s total operations.  Corporate registration/agent for service of process insufficient consent to justify jurisdiction after BaumanAffirmed 2/19/16 see below.
  13. Allstate Insurance Co. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., 2014 WL 3615382 (N.D. Ohio July 18, 2014) (Ohio) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to transfer  granted.  Continuous and substantial in-state business activity insufficient.  No exceptional case.
  14. Gliklad v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., 2014 WL 3899209 (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 4, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Rejecting jurisdiction through consent by service on registered agent.
  15. In re Plavix Related Cases, 2014 WL 3928240 (Ill. Cir. Aug. 11, 2014) (Illinois) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Bauman not limited to foreign defendants.  Continuous and substantial in-state product sales, in-state agent for service of process, and in-state facilities insufficient.  These are typical of any large corporation in any state.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot assert pendent personal jurisdiction due to presence of in-state plaintiffs.
  16. N.A. Water Systems, LLC v. Allstates Worldcargo, Inc., 2014 WL 5022536 (W.D. Pa. Aug 12, 2014) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Emails to in-state persons insufficient.  Defendant had no in-state physical presence and is not licensed to do business.
  17. World Traveling Fools, LLC v. Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc., 2014 WL 4102160 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 18, 2014) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted.  Activities of in-state subsidiary insufficient.  Stream-of-commerce product sales and occasional in-state trade show visits insufficient.
  18. Martinez v. Aero Caribbean, 764 F.3d 1062 (9th Cir. Aug. 21, 2014) (California) (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Bauman imposes “demanding” standard.  In-state service on corporate officer insufficient.  Insufficient contacts to be at home.
  19. Chambers v. Weinstein, 2014 WL 4276910, 997 N.Y.S.2d 668 (table) (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 22, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Severance granted.  No jurisdiction on the basis of consent by registration of agent in-state.
  20. Loyalty Conversion Systems Corp. v. American Airlines, Inc., 66 F. Supp.3d 795 (E.D. Tex. Sept. 2, 2014) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state sales, customer correspondence, no matter what volume, insufficient
  21. United States ex rel. Imco General Construction, Inc. v. Insurance Co. of Pennsylvania, 2014 WL 4364854 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 3, 2014) (Washington) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. Having long-standing registered agent did not make defendant at home.
  22. Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Ricoh Co., 67 F. Supp. 3d 656 (D. Del. Sept. 12, 2014) (Delaware) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Stream-of-commerce product sales insufficient.  No physical in-state presence or registered agents.
  23. Grandstaff v. Hiner Equipment, L.L.C., 2014 WL 5471722 (S.D. Iowa Sept. 16, 2014) (Iowa) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant had no registered agent, no in-state offices, property, or sales representatives, and was not authorized to do business.
  24. Gucci America, Inc. v. Weixing Li, 768 F.3d 122 (2d Cir. Sept. 17, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Nonparty not shown to have sufficient contacts to be at home under Bauman.  Court could consider specific jurisdiction on remand.
  25. Thompson v. Mission Essential Personnel, LLC, 2014 WL 4745947 (M.D.N.C. Sept. 23, 2014) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss and transfer granted.  Defendant’s contacts, “considered as part of the whole picture,” insufficient to be at home.
  26. Monkton Insurance Services, Ltd v. Ritter, 768 F.3d 429 (5th Cir. Sept. 26, 2014) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  General jurisdiction after Bauman is “incredibly difficult.”  Interactive website at most showed doing business, not being at home.
  27. Tansey v. Cochlear Ltd, 2014 WL 4829453 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2014) (New York) (prescription medical product  liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Contacts of New York subsidiary and defendant’s website insufficient to make defendant at home.
  28. Parlant Technology v. Board of Education, 2014 WL 4851881 (D. Utah Sept. 29, 2014) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Governmental entity defendant.  Motion to dismiss and transfer granted.  Defendant not authorized to do business, and had no offices, schools, facilities, or employees
  29. Interocean Trade & Transportation, Inc. v. Shanghai AnTong Int’l Freight Agency Co., 2014 WL 4983493 (W.D. Mo. Oct. 4, 2014) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant had no in-state presence.  Jurisdictional basis was “woefully insufficient.”
  30. Freedom Innovations, LLC v. Charles A. Blatchford & Sons, Ltd, 2014 WL 5286522 (D. Nev. Oct. 15, 2014) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant not registered to do business. Defendant’s subsidiary was not at home.
  31. Collier v. Land & Sea Restaurant Co., LLC, 2014 WL 5254916 (W.D. Va. Oct. 15, 2014) (Virginia) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Website and product sales and product sales insufficient where defendant had no offices or “other strong connections.”  No exceptional case.
  32. In re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation, 2014 WL 5394310 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 23, 2014) (Virgin Islands) (product liability – non drug/device).  Multiple motions to dismiss granted.  Even direct contacts showing an asbestos defendant’s “substantial, continuous, and systematic” course of business insufficient under Bauman.
  33. Best Little Promohouse in Texas LLC, v. Yankee Pennysaver, Inc., 2014 WL 5431630 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 27, 2014) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No “continuous and systematic” contacts.
  34. Sullivan v. Sony Music Entertainment, 2014 WL 5473142 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 29, 2014) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Partnership defendant.  Partners lacked systematic contacts enough to render partnership at home.  Defendant had no offices or facilities.  Registration to do business and having agent for service of process is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  35. AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 72 F. Supp.3d 549 (D. Del. Nov. 5, 2014), certified for interlocutory appeal on other issue, 2014 WL 7533913 (D. Del. Dec. 17, 2014) (Delaware) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in part.  No general jurisdiction through consent by registration to do business.  Denying motion to dismiss on specific jurisdiction.
  36. Locke v. Ethicon, Inc., 58 F. Supp.3d 757 (S.D. Tex. Nov. 10, 2014) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  Appeal pending.
  37. Lembert-Melendez v. CL Medical, Inc., 2014 WL 5881052 (D.N.J. Nov. 10, 2014) (New Jersey) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  Online product sales insufficient. Presence at national conferences attended by in-state potential customers and two in-state sales reps handling other products insufficient.
  38. C.A., Inc., v. Stonebranch, Inc., 2014 WL 6460818 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 17, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  “Solicitation-plus” test involving defendant’s in-state revenue insufficient for general jurisdiction.
  39. McMahan v. Rheem Manufacturing Co., 2014 WL 7777007 (Minn. Dist. Nov. 17, 2014) (Minnesota) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product sales through distributors and activities of in-state subsidiary insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  40. NExTT Solutions, LLC v. XOS Technologies, Inc., 71 F. Supp.3d 857 (N.D. Ind. Nov. 25, 2014) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Longstanding, big $$$ in-state customer relations insufficient.
  41. Shrum v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., 2014 WL 6888446 (C.D. Ill. Dec. 8, 2014) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No general jurisdiction by consent for having registration and agent for service of process.
  42. Healthspot, Inc. v. Computerized Screening, Inc., 66 F. Supp.3d 962 (N.D. Ohio Dec. 8, 2014) (Ohio) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No exceptional case.
  43. Gutierrez v. North American Cerruti Corp., 2014 WL 6969579 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 9, 2014) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Continuing in-state product sales and service insufficient.  No in-state physical presence or registration to do business.
  44. U, Inc. v. ShipMate, Inc., 2014 WL 6997538 (D. Kan. Dec. 10, 2014) (Kansas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant had no offices, production facilities, retail locations, nor a registered agent.
  45. Magdalena v. Lins, 999 N.Y.S.2d 44 (N.Y.A.D. Dec. 16, 2014) (New York) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  General jurisdiction not provided by forum selection clause or consent by registration to do business.
  46. Evans v. Johnson & Johnson, 2014 WL 7342404 (S.D. Tex. Dec. 23, 2014) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  Selling products, hiring and training sales representatives, training physicians to use the products, and maintaining marketing websites insufficient.
  47. Smith v. Union Carbide Corp., 2015 WL 191118 (Mo. Cir. St. Louis City Jan. 12, 2015) (Missouri) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Asbestos defendant’s registration to do business and agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction by consent.
  48. Sioux Pharm, Inc. v. Summit Nutritionals International, Inc., 859 N.W.2d 182 (Iowa Jan. 30, 2015) (Iowa) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied in part.  Erroneous statement on defendant’s website that it had an in-state manufacturing facility when in fact it did not insufficient.  General jurisdiction may not be based purely on internet activity.  Large contract with in-state supplier insufficient. Specific jurisdiction allowed.
  49. Fulbright & Jaworski v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 342 P.3d 997 (Nev. Feb. 5, 2015) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Law partnership defendant.  In-state registration as lobbyist and pro hac vice appearances by partners insufficient.
  50. Chatwal Hotels & Resorts LLC v. Dollywood Co., 90 F. Supp.3d 97 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 6, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part.  No in-state physical presence or bank accounts.  In-state revenue, customers, and tax returns insufficient.  Rejecting consent by registering to do business.
  51. Farber v. Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., 84 F. Supp.3d 421 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 9, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  Regular in-state business, revenue employees, taxes, travel, and purchases insufficient.  No in-state facilities or agent for service of process.  Unadorned continuous and substantial in-state activity test is no more.
  52. Weisblum v. Prophase Labs, Inc., 88 F. Supp.3d 283 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015) (New York) (product liability – OTC drug).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Continuous and substantial in-state marketing insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  53. Denton v. Air & Liquid Systems Corps., 2015 WL 682158 (S.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2015) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Asbestos defendant’s having several in-state facilities insufficient.  “Mere presence” of the defendant in state insufficient.
  54. Tafaro v. Innovative Discovery, LLC, 89 F. Supp.3d 867 (E.D. La. Feb. 24, 2015) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant had no in-state property, was not licensed to do business, did not pay taxes, or have a registered agent.
  55. Allianz Global Corp. & Specialty Marine Insurance Co. v. Watts Regulator Co., 92 F. Supp.3d 910 (S.D. Iowa Feb. 25, 2015) (Iowa) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss denied in part). Stream-of-commerce in-state distribution of products insufficient. No in-state physical presence or agent for service of process.  Specific jurisdiction allowed.
  56. Stroud v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 91 F. Supp.3d 381 (E.D.N.Y. March 10, 2015) (New York) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motions to dismiss granted.  Mere in-state “doing business” no longer sufficient.  In-state manufacturing facility insufficient.  In-state sales outlets insufficient.
  57. Jones v. ITT Sytems Div., 595 F. Appx. 662 (8th Cir. March 13, 2015) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  Defendant had no continuous and systematic relations as to be at home.
  58. Haskett v. Continental Land Resources, LLC, 2015 WL 1419731 (S.D. Tex. March 27, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Rejecting argument that “registering as a foreign entity in a state [and] nominating a registered agent” establishes defendant is at home in a forum.
  59. Neeley v. Wyeth LLC, 2015 WL 1456984 (E.D. Mo. March 30, 2015) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Granting reconsideration of motion to dismiss, and transferring action. Registration to do business and having a registered agent insufficient.
  60. Senju Pharmaceutical Co. v. Metrics, Inc., 96 F. Supp.3d 428 (D.N.J. March 31, 2015) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state office address, prior in-state litigation, and in-state supplier insufficient. Allowing limited specific jurisdictional discovery.
  61. Seymour v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 1565657 (S.D.W. Va. April 8, 2015) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Extensive product sales, in-state employees, including physician consultants, in-state marketing, in-state offices, and payment of salaries, and websites insufficient.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  No evidence of key business decisions being made in state.
  62. Kraft v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 1546814 (S.D.W. Va. April 8, 2015) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Extensive product sales, in-state employees, including physician consultants, in-state marketing, in-state offices, and payment of salaries, and websites insufficient.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  No evidence of key business decisions being made in state.
  63. Huston v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 1565648 (S.D.W. Va. April 8, 2015) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Extensive product sales, in-state employees, including physician consultants, in-state marketing, in-state offices, and payment of salaries, and websites insufficient.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  No evidence of key business decisions being made in state.
  64. Whitener v. PLIVA, Inc., 606 F. Appx. 762 (5th Cir. April 9, 2015) (Louisiana) (prescription medical product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  No  exceptional case.  Proper to deny jurisdictional discovery.
  65. Benitez v. JMC Recycling Systems, Ltd, 97 F. Supp.3d 576 (D.N.J. April 10, 2015) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state presence.
  66. Stanford v. DS Corp., 2015 WL 1623895 (W.D. La. April 10, 2015) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Multiple motions to dismiss granted.   None of the defendants were at home.
  67. Evans v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 1650402 (S.D. W.Va. April 14, 2015) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Extensive product sales, in-state employees, including physician consultants, in-state marketing, in-state offices, and payment of salaries, and websites insufficient.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  No evidence of key business decisions being made in state.
  68. Kipp v. Ski Enterprise Corp., 783 F.3d 695 (7th Cir. 2015) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Bauman “raised the bar” on general jurisdiction.  In-state trade show attendance and successful advertising targeting in-state residents and generating many in-state customers and significant revenue is “nowhere close” to sufficient.  Website insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.  No in-state physical presence or registration to do business.
  69. Andrews v. Mazda Motor Corp., 2015 WL 1851159 (N.D. Ga. April 22, 2015) (Georgia) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Actions of subsidiaries insufficient.  Transfer denied.
  70. Carpenter v. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., 101 F. Supp.3d 911 (C.D. Cal. April 27, 2015) (California) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motions to dismiss granted.  No in-state presence.  No exceptional case.
  71. Carlisle v. USPLabs, LLC, 2015 WL 1966704 (D. Haw. April 30, 2015) (Hawaii) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No physical presence.  Stream-of-commerce sales through distributors insufficient.
  72. Fiduciary Network, LLC v. Buehler, 2015 WL 2165953 (N.D. Tex. May 8, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Rejecting general jurisdiction by consent through “registration of an agent for process and registration to do business.”  Allowing jurisdictional discovery on alter ego theory.
  73. D & R Global Selections, S.L. v. Pineiro, 9 N.Y.S.3d 234 (N.Y.A.D. May 14, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Denial of summary judgment reversed.  Defendant corporation not at home. Solicitation insufficient.
  74. Presby Patent Trust v. Infiltrator Systems, Inc., 2015 WL 3506517 (D.N.H. June 3, 2015) (New Hampshire) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state sales representatives, product sales and service, and tradeshow attendance insufficient.
  75. Looney v. SpeeDee Worldwide Corp., 2015 WL 3505711 (D. Conn. June 3, 2015) (Connecticut) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No physical presence or registration to do business.  Ongoing product sales insufficient.
  76. Carmouche v. Tamborlee Management, 789 F.3d 1201 (11th Cir. June 15, 2015) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  In-state bank accounts, addresses, insurance, financial filing, and prior litigation insufficient.  No exceptional case.  No jurisdiction under forum selection clause.
  77. Keeley v. Pfizer Inc., 2015 WL 3999488 (E.D. Mo. July 1, 2015) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Marketing and selling drugs in state insufficient.  No exceptional case.  No consent to general jurisdiction by registration to do business.
  78. Rozumek v. Union Carbide Corp., 2015 WL 12831301 (S.D. Ill. July 1, 2015); Rozumek v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 2015 WL 12831302 (S.D. Ill. July 1, 2015), and Rozumek v. General Electric Co., 2015 WL 12829795 (S.D. Ill. July 1, 2015) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state offices, business activity, and registration to do business insufficient.  Asbestos case.
  79. Brady v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2015 WL 4074112 (D. Nev. July 6, 2015) (Nevada) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Stream-of-commerce in-state presence of defendant’s products insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied
  80. Patterson v. Blue Offshore BV, 2015 WL 4096581 (E.D. La. July 6, 2015) (Louisiana) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Secondments, meetings, prior litigation involvement, and market share insufficient.  No exceptional case.  Affirmed see 2016 WL 3254605 below.
  81. Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GMBH & Co.KG, 113 F. Supp.3d 1027 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2015) (California) ) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state business targeting state, and extensive in-state litigation involvement insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery rejected.  Transfer rejected.  Appeal pending.
  82. Ranza v. Nike, Inc., 793 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. July 16, 2015) (Oregon) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Bauman imposes “exacting” jurisdictional standard.  In-state sales, business activity, employees and travel insufficient.  Agency test improper.  Alter ego not proved.
  83. SPV OSUS Ltd. v. UBS AG 114 F. Supp.3d 161 (S.D.N.Y. July 20, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Doing business through local branch office, having registered agent, and prior litigation insufficient.  No exceptional case.
  84. Jacobs v. Halper, 116 F. Supp.3d 469 (E.D. Pa. July 22, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Interactive websites insufficient to be at home
  85. In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, 2015 WL 4508938 (E.D. Mich. July 24, 2015) (Michigan) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Acts of subsidiary insufficient.  Alter ego not proven.
  86. Williams v. MD Helicopters, Inc., 2015 WL 4546770 (E.D. Mich. July 28, 2015) (Michigan) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motions to dismiss granted.  In-state product sales and business activity insufficient.
  87. Public Impact, LLC v. Boston Consulting Group, Inc., 117 F. Supp.3d 732 (M.D.N.C. Aug. 3, 2015) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Rejecting jurisdiction by consent by registration to do business.
  88. In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, 2015 WL 4634541 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 4, 2015) (New York and Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted in part and denied in part.  Magnitude of defendants’ continuous and substantial  in-state commercial activities insufficient.  No exceptional circumstances.
  89. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Zydus Noveltech Inc., 2015 WL 4720578 (D. Del. Aug. 7, 2015) (Delaware) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant lacks any physical presence and did not register to do business in-state.
  90. Seedman v. Cochlear Americas, 2015 WL 4768239 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 10, 2015) (California) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss stayed for jurisdictional discovery on specific jurisdiction.  General jurisdiction not established by alter ego theory.
  91. Torres v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 4888749 (S.D.W. Va. Aug. 17, 2015) (New Mexico) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Bald allegations of conduct of substantial business insufficient.  Dismissals and severance maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  Jurisdiction by in-state plaintiffs, does not create jurisdiction for other plaintiffs.
  92. Bragg v. Johnson & Johnson, 2015 WL 4889308 (S.D.W. Va. Aug. 17, 2015) (Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Volume of in-state sales, in-state hiring and training employees and physician consultants, marketing, maintenance of company files, payment of salaries, and website insufficient.  Dismissals and severance maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.
  93. Mullen v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 136 F. Supp.3d 740 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 17, 2015) (Mississippi) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state facilities, conducted business, and registered agent for service insufficient.  Acts of agents and subsidiaries not imputed.  No exceptional circumstances.
  94. On Your Own LLC v. Meredith Corp., 2015 WL 4937970 (D. Nev. Aug. 19, 2015) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state circulation of magazine and website “nowhere near sufficient” to be at home.
  95. Quilala v. Sun Power, 2015 WL 4986012 (D. Haw. Aug. 20, 2015) (Hawaii) (non-product liability).  Multiple motions to dismiss and transfer granted.  “Occasional” in-state business insufficient.
  96. McCourt v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., 2015 WL 4997403 (D.N.J. Aug. 20, 2015) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Asbestos defendant’s large in-state contract, leased offices, employees, and prior litigation “do not come close.”  No consent to jurisdiction by registering to do business.
  97. Fabara v. GoFit, LLC, 308 F.R.D. 380 (D.N.M. Aug. 20, 2015) (New Mexico) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product sales and website insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  98. Fowler v. C3 Racing, 2015 WL 5009233 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 21, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state advertising, customers, and limited product sales insufficient.  No physical presence and no agent for service of process.
  99. BG Products, Inc. v. Stinger Chemical, LLC, 2015 WL 5029635 (D. Kan. Aug. 25, 2015) (Kansas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant  had no in-state physical presence or direct product sales or advertising.
  100. Norex Petroleum Ltd. v. Blavatnik, 2015 WL 5057693 (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 25, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted.  In-state activities of subsidiary insufficient.  Bauman “brought an end to ‘doing business’ jurisdiction.
  101. Pitts v. Ford Motor Co., 127 F. Supp.3d 676 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 26, 2015) (Mississippi) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state registration to do business, product sales, contracts, dealers, advertising, and agent for service of process insufficient.  Not registered to do business.  Minimal in-state customers.
  102. Allegiant Marketing Group, Inc. v. Direct Innovations, LLC, 2015 WL 5038041 (W.D. Okla. Aug. 26, 2015) (Oklahoma) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted.  No in-state offices, employees, travel advertising or marketing.  Forum selection clause insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  103. Control Solutions, Inc. v. MicroDAQ.com, Inc., 126 F. Supp.3d 1182 (D. Or. Aug. 26, 2015) (Oregon) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state sales, and website “patently insufficient.”
  104. Cortlandt Street Recovery Corp. v. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, 2015 WL 5091170 (S.D.N.Y Aug. 28, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Significant in-state regional operations and office insufficient.  Merely “doing business” in state insufficient.
  105. Pathfinder Software, LLC v. Core Cashless, LLC, 127 F. Supp.3d 531 (M.D.N.C. Aug. 28, 2015 (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No “exceptional” circumstances.
  106. Family Wireless #1, LLC v. Auto. Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 5142350 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 1, 2015) (Michigan) (non-product liability).  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Motion to transfer granted. Registration to do business, and in-state contracts, agents, and product sales “far from sufficient.”  However, since some plaintiffs are in-state, matter will be transferred rather than dismissed.
  107. Clarke v. Pfizer Inc., 2015 WL 5243876 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 8, 2015) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product marketing and regularly conducted in-state business insufficient.  Not exceptional case.
  108. Everett v. BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, 2015 WL 5254555 (E.D. Wis. Sept. 9, 2015) (Wisconsin) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motions to dismiss granted.  Indirect product sales by defendants with no in-state presence insufficient.  Reconsideration denied, 2016 WL 297464 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 20, 2016).  In-state facility insufficient.
  109. First Metro. Church of Houston v. Genesis Group, 616 F. Appx. 148, 149 (5th Cir. Sept. 17, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Interactive website and in-state residents as references insufficient.
  110. Freedman v. Suntrust Banks, Inc., 139 F. Supp.3d 217 (D.D.C. Sept. 21, 2015) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss and transfer granted.  In-state offices, loan originations, registration to do business and agent for service of process insufficient.  Rejecting jurisdictional discovery.
  111. Callum v. CVS Health Corp., 2015 WL 5782077 (D.S.C. Sept. 29, 2015) (South Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Holding company has no in-state contacts.
  112. Barron v. Pfizer, Inc., 2015 WL 5829867 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 6, 2015) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product marketing and regularly conducted in-state business insufficient.  Not exceptional case.
  113. Imax Corp. v. The Essel Group, 2015 WL 6087606 (N.Y. Sup. Oct. 9, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Rejecting alter ego and jurisdiction by consent through registration to do business.
  114. Nicholson v. E-Telequote Insurance, Inc., 2015 WL 5950659 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 13, 2015) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state income and business representing 10% to 50% of total revenue insufficient.
  115. U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Bank of America, N.A., 2015 WL 5971126 (S.D. Ind. Oct. 14, 2015) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state branch offices, on-line customers, substantial business activities, and ownership of 2000 in-state properties insufficient.  Registration to do business is not waiver of objection to jurisdiction.
  116. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries v. Ruiz, 181 So.3d 513 (Fla. App. Oct. 16, 2015) (Florida) (prescription medical product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  No facts suggest extraordinary circumstances.
  117. Schoenberg v. General Motors, LLC, 2015 WL 6159426 (Pa. C.P. Oct. 16, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non drug/device).  Preliminary objections to jurisdiction sustained.  In-state product sales, including indirectly through stream-of-commerce insufficient.  In-state purchases insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  118. Gordet v. Chryslergroup LLC, 2015 WL 6407959 (D.N.J. Oct. 21, 2015) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss mooted by grant of transfer.  Occasional product sales to in-state customers insufficient.
  119. Barite Partners LLC v. Stefan, 2015 WL 6776450 (Minn. Dist. Oct. 30, 2015) (Minnesota) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state advertisements and solicitation insufficient.  Defendant lacked any physical presence.  Not registered to do business.
  120. Techmanski v. Quanta Field Service, LLC, 2015 WL 7005617 (D. Mont. Nov. 2, 2015) (Montana) (non-product liability)  Motions to dismiss and transfer granted.  Defendants not registered to do business.  Defendants lack in-state physical presence.
  121. Johnson v. Carmouche, 2015 WL 6757537 (D. Nev. Nov. 4, 2015) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Single isolated contact cannot make defendant at home.  No physical presence.  No registration to do business.
  122. ETS-Lindgren, Inc. v. MVG, Inc., 2015 WL 6756186 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 4, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant had no in-state physical presence.  Jurisdictional discovery rejected.
  123. Red Rocks Resources L.L.C. v. Trident Steel Corp., 2015 WL 6873615 (W.D. Okla. Nov. 9, 2015) (Oklahoma) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product sales, customers, and solicitation insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  124. Erdman v. Union Pacific Railroad, 2015 WL 7069659 (D.N.J. Nov. 13, 2015) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state presence of defendant’s rolling stock insufficient. No other physical presence.
  125. Merryman v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 7308666 (W.D. Ark. Nov. 19, 2015) (Arkansas) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss granted.  Substantial in-state business and interactive websites insufficient.  Registered agent for service of process insufficient.
  126. Crussiah v. Inova Health System, 2015 WL 7294368 (D. Md. Nov. 19, 2015) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part.  In-state advertising, providing health services, and employment of residents insufficient.  Specific jurisdiction existed.
  127. ADT LLC, v. Capital Connect, Inc., 2015 WL 7352199 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 20, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Doing business in a state is insufficient.  No physical presence.  Forum selection clause insufficient.
  128. Handshoe v. Yount, 2015 WL 7572344 (S.D. Miss Nov. 24, 2015) (Mississippi) (non-product liability).  Non-profit corporate defendant.  Registering with state and appointing agent for service of process insufficient.
  129. Cahen v. Toyota Motor Corp., 147 F. Supp.3d 955 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2015) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Extensive in-state product sales, with in-state facilities insufficient.  No exceptional circumstances.  On appeal.
  130. Johnson v. Kushnir, 2015 WL 8732259 (Mag. W.D. Mich. Dec. 4, 2015) (Michigan) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Law partnership defendant.  A few in-state clients and one attorney licensed by the state insufficient.  No physical presence.  Adopted, 2015 WL 8773482 (W.D. Mich. Dec. 14, 2015).
  131. Boyce v. Cycle Spectrum, Inc., 148 F. Supp.3d 256 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2015) (New York) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Significant product sales insufficient. No physical presence.  No registration to do business.
  132. Covanex, Inc., v. Duvvada, 2015 WL 8375211 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  A couple of in-state employees does “not even begin to approach” sufficiency.  a level enough for all-purpose jurisdiction, nor were there exceptional circumstances.  Jurisdictional discovery rejected.
  133. Melaragni v. Sandals Resorts International, 2015 WL 8152123 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 8, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No physical presence, in-state solicitation, business, or agent for service of process.
  134. Bavikatte v. Polar Latitudes, Inc., 2015 WL 8489997 (Mag. W.D. Tex. Dec. 8, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability)  Granting motions to dismiss.  Business dealings with in-state travel agents and in-state marketing and sales insufficient.
  135. Beem v. Noble Group Ltd, 2015 WL 8781333 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 14, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  “Several hundred” in-state customer relationships falls “well short” of sufficient.
  136. Kewlmetal Inc., v. Bike Builders Bible, Inc., 2015 WL 8758065 (D. Ariz. Dec. 15, 2015) (Arizona) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part.  Regular product sales to in-state customers insufficient.  Defendant had no physical presence.  Specific jurisdiction established.
  137. Priority Environmental Solutions, v. Stevens Co., 2015 WL 9274016 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 18, 2015) (Wisconsin) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Regular purchases from in-state sellers “nowhere near” sufficient
  138. Oliver v. Funai Corporation, Inc., 2015 WL 9304541 (D.N.J. Dec. 21, 2015) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Funneling products through in-state distributor, and a few in-state employees insufficient.
  139. Sioux Transportation, Inc. v. XPO Logistics, Inc., 2015 WL 9412930 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 22, 2015) (Arkansas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Several-state offices and regular transportation contracts insufficient.
  140. Dimitrov v. Nissan North America, Inc., 2015 WL 9304490 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2015) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant did not consent to jurisdiction by registering to do business.  In-state facilities insufficient.
  141. Konica Minolta, Inc. v. ICR Co., 2015 WL 9308252 (D.N.J. Dec. 22, 2015) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss and transfer granted.  In-state product sales, lapsed registration to do business, and untargeted website insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  142. Campbell v. Fast Retailing USA, Inc., 2015 WL 9302847 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 22, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state facilities and business insufficient.  Alter ego not established.  Jurisdictional discovery rejected.
  143. Walker v. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2015 WL 9460143 (S.D. Tex. Dec. 23, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state registration to do business or physical presence.  Non-retail dealings with in-state companies insufficient.
  144. Cahaba Disaster Recovery, LLC v. DRC Emergency Services, LLC, 2015 WL 9489911 (N.D. Ala. Dec. 30, 2015) (Alabama) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Alter ego not established.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  145. Clasen v. National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc., 2015 WL 9489507 (Mag. E.D. Tex. Dec. 30, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Grading tests given to in-state applicants and internet website insufficient.  No in-state physical presence or registered agent.
  146. Novotech Pharma LLC v. Glycobiosciences, Inc., 2016 WL 54677 (D.N.J. Jan. 5, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state FDA regulatory liaison, supplying product to in-state customer, and intent to supply product to other in-state customers insufficient.
  147. Clark v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2016 WL 67265 (S.D. Ill. Jan. 6, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Multiple motions to dismiss granted.  None of moving asbestos defendants shown to be at home.
  148. Bautista v. Trinidad Drilling Ltd, 484 S.W.3d 491 (Tex. App. Jan. 12, 2016) (Texas) (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Routine control over in-state subsidiary insufficient.  Occasional in-state trips by employees, branch office with a few employees, and bank account insufficient.
  149. Tulsa Cancer Institute, PLLC v. Genentech Inc., 2016 WL 141859 (N.D. Okla. Jan. 12, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability).  Reconsideration and motion to dismiss granted.  Pendent personal jurisdiction rejected.  Proper specific jurisdiction over one plaintiff’s action does not allow suit by all other plaintiffs from anywhere.
  150. Begin v. Air & Liquid System Corp., 2016 WL 4543180 (S.D. Ill. Jan. 19, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Multiple motions to dismiss granted.  None of moving asbestos defendants shown to be at home.
  151. Brady v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2016 WL 259692 (D. Nev. Jan. 20, 2016) (Nevada) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Stream-of-commerce in-state product sales insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  152. Barthomome v. Pfizer, Inc., 2016 WL 366795 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 29, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state product marketing and regularly conducted in-state business insufficient.  Not exceptional case
  153. Collier v. Smith Kline Beecham, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8681 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 29, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Multiple misjoined actions severed and transferred to plaintiffs’ states of residence.  No general jurisdiction over defendant.
  154. Demaria v. Nissan N.A., Inc., 2016 WL 374145 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss out-of-state class action allegations granted.  Continuous and substantial in-state business and advertising insufficient.  Registration to do business insufficient.
  155. Brown v. BMW of North America, LLC, 2016 WL 427517 (D. Ind. Feb. 4, 2016) (Indiana) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Activities of subsidiaries and stream-of-commerce in-state product sales through distributors insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  156. Sarver v. Johnson & Johnson, 2016 WL 482994 (S.D.W. Va. Feb. 5, 2016) (New Jersey) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Distribution partnership for different product with in-state entity insufficient.
  157. Brown v. Lockheed-Martin Corp., 814 F.3d 619 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2016) (Connecticut) (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  In-state facilities, subsidiaries, revenue, and registration to do business insufficient in asbestos case.  Bauman not limited to non-US corporations.  General jurisdiction not judged by “reasonableness factors.” Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process does not constitute consent to general jurisdiction.  “Consent” in these circumstances is “a fiction.”  Registration statute confer specific jurisdiction only.  The statute here will be construed narrowly to avoid conflict with Bauman’s constitutional analysis.  Interpreting state registration statutes, without more, as conferring general jurisdiction by consent would create the sort of “grasping” and “exorbitant” general jurisdiction that Bauman condemns.  Affirming 19 F. Supp.3d 390.
  158. In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings, 2016 WL 640520 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 18, 2016) (Illinois) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot assert pendent personal jurisdiction due to presence of in-state plaintiffs.  Theory would be too grasping to comport with due process.
  159. Finn v. Great Plains Lending, LLC, 2016 WL 705242
    (E.D. Pa. Feb. 23, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state post office box, listed on defendant’s website insufficient.
  160. Covelman v. Hotel St. Regis, 2016 WL 762661 (D.N.J. Feb. 24, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Interactive website insufficient.  No in-state physical presence.
  161. Gulf Coast International, L.L.C. v. Research Corp., ___ S.W.3d ___, 2016 WL 743378 (Tex. App. Feb. 25, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability). Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed. No in-state physical presence.  In-state purchases, even if substantial, insufficient.
  162. Long v. Patton Hospitality Management, LLC, 2016 WL 760780 (E.D. La. Feb. 26, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motions to dismiss and to transfer granted.  One in-state facility did “not come close” to being sufficient.
  163. Patera v. Bartlett, 2016 WL 773225 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 29, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state offices, employees, and business, and being registered to do business are insufficient.
  164. Karoon v. Credit Suisse Group, AG, 2016 WL 815278 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 29, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Continuous business insufficient.
  165. Hood v. Ascent Medical Corp., 2016 WL 1366920 (Mag. S.D.N.Y. March 3, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Recommending vacation of default judgment. Bauman imposes “stringent” standard. In-state office, customers, trade show appearances, and contracts insufficient. Jurisdiction by consent argument based on contractual choice of law provision “borderline frivolous.”  Adopted 2016 WL 3453656, below.
  166. Celanese Corporation v. Clariant Corporation, 2016 WL 865365 (N.D. Tex. March 7, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability). Reconsideration of dismissal denied. No in-state presence or registration or agent. Purchase of in-state assets insufficient.
  167. Hume v. Lines, 2016 WL 1031320 (W.D.N.Y. March 8, 2016) (New York) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted in pertinent part, denied on other grounds. No in-state presence. Repair work on vehicles that regularly enter state “not nearly enough.”
  168. Tahaya Misr Investment, Inc. v. Helwan Cement S.A.E., 2016 WL 927136 (C.D. Cal. March 9, 2016) (California) non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state presence. Egyptian corporation had no agent, offices, employees, properties, or bank account in California. Ownership of in-state subsidiary insufficient.
  169. Corcoran v. CVS Health Corp., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 948880 (N.D. Cal. March 14, 2016) (California) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Defendant is holding company. No in-state presence, or registration. In-state subsidiary insufficient.
  170. Atmos Nation LLC v. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., 2016 WL 1028332 (S.D. Fla. March 15, 2016) (Florida) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state presence. Internet activities of others selling products through defendant’s website into state insufficient.
  171. Pablo Star LTD. v. Welsh Government, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 1056590 (S.D.N.Y. March 16, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability case). Motion to dismiss granted. Viability of pre-Bauman state “doing business” standard is questionable. Internet activities insufficient.
  172. New World International, Inc. v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC, 2016 WL 1069675 (N.D. Tex. March 16, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. In-state sales of products allegedly infringing plaintiff’s patents, contractual relationships, and Internet advertising insufficient. Licensing of patent to other insufficient. No in-state physical patents. Reconsideration denied, 2016 WL 1059608 (N.D. Tex. March 16, 2016). Basing jurisdiction on patent licensing would be “egregious” under Bauman.
  173. First American Bankcard, Inc. v. Smart Business Technology, Inc., 2016 WL 1089346 (E.D. La. March 21, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability). Granting motion to dismiss. Unsuccessful settlement discussions insufficient. No in-state physical presence.
  174. Namer v. Bank of America, N.A., 2016 WL 1089352 (E.D. La. March 21, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Substantial in-state banking and investment activity “patently” insufficient. Requirements are “incredibly difficult.”
  175. Grupo Excem v. Amdocs, Inc., 2016 WL 1167270 (N.Y. Sup. March 24, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state presence or registration to do business. Listing on in-state stock exchange insufficient. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  176. Lafayette SC, LLC v. Crystal Coast Investments, Inc., 2016 WL 1271077 (W.D.N.Y. March 28, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state presence or registration to do business. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  177. Firefighters’ Retirement System v. Royal Bank PLC, 2016 WL 1254366 (M.D. La. March 29, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence. Registration to do business, appointment of agent for service of process, and payment of taxes insufficient. Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction.
  178. Thompson v. Carnival Corp., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 1242280 (S.D. Fla. March 30, 2016) (maritime law) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted. In-state business activity, purchases, contracts including indemnification language, and bank accounts insufficient. Agency theory is “dubious.” Contractual consent to jurisdiction insufficient absent independent basis for jurisdiction. Rule 4(k)(2) cannot confer general jurisdiction where defendant is not “at home.” Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  179. In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 2016 WL 1268267 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Granting motion to dismiss. Substantial ongoing in-state business activities insufficient. Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction. General jurisdiction criteria the same under both federal and state law.
  180. Ann Arbor T-Shirt Co., LLC, v. Lifeguard Licensing Corp., 2016 WL 1323784 (E.D. Mich. April 5, 2016) (Michigan) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence. In-state sales, advertising, licensing, and other product promotion insufficient for general jurisdiction
  181. Mitchell v. Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC, 2016 WL 1365586 (N.D. Ala. April 6, 2016) (Alabama) (non-product liability). Granting motion to dismiss. Bauman standards apply to LLCs. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  182. Payne v. Office of the Comm’r of Baseball, 2016 WL 1394369 (N.D. Cal. April 8, 2016) (California) (product liability – non drug/device). Granting motion to dismiss. Substantial, ongoing business activity (playing scheduled baseball games) insufficient. Limited jurisdictional discovery allowed.
  183. Professional’s Choice Sports Medicine Products, Inc. v. Jennie, 2016 WL 1450704 (S.D. Cal. April 12, 2016) (California) (non-product liability). Granting motion to dismiss. No in-state presence or registration to do business. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  184. Hovsepian v. Crane Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 51257 (E.D. Mo. April 13, 2016) (Missouri) (product liability – non drug/device). Granting motion to dismiss. Out-of-state asbestos plaintiff failed to establish general personal jurisdiction or consent to general jurisdiction.
  185. Genuine Parts Co. v. Cepec, ___ A.3d ___, 2016 WL 1569077, slip op. at 2 (Del. April 18, 2016) (Delaware) (product liability – non drug/device).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  186. American Family Care, Inc. v. Righttime, Inc., 2016 WL 1460392 (N.D. Ala. April 14, 2016) (Alabama) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  187. Display Works, LLC, v. Bartley, 182 F. Supp.3d 166 (D. N.J. April 25, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Minor in-state business activity and trade show attendance insufficient. Registration to do business is not consent to general jurisdiction, nor is doing business in a state. Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  188. I Q Technologies, Inc. v. Healthmate International, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 56061 (D. Nev. April 27, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability). Granting motion to transfer. No in-state physical presence. Substantial in-state product sales insufficient.
  189. Beard v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 2016 WL 1746113 (E.D. Mo. May 3, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  Multi-plaintiff complaint, severing claims of nonresident plaintiffs and transferring to home states.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman.  Substantial in-state product sales insufficient.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  190. In Re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation, 2016 WL 2349105 (D. Mass. May 4, 2016) (Massachusetts) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Motion to remand denied. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. Substantial in-state product sales insufficient. Dismissals maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs. Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction. Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman, and would “distort” the registration statute. Pendent personal jurisdiction rejected.
  191. Waite v. AII Acquisition Corp., 2016 WL 2346743 (S.D. Fla. May 4, 2016) (Florida) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion for reconsideration (of 2016 WL 2346768) granted, dismissing case for lack of jurisdiction.  Asbestos exposure occurred out of state, before plaintiff became a resident.  Substantial in-state activity and involvement in prior in-state asbestos litigation insufficient.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent did not “closely approximate” defendant being at home Bauman.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  192. Mason v. Antioch University, 2016 WL 2636257 (E.D.N.Y. May 5, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Website presence insufficient.  No exceptional circumstances.
  193. Hazim v. Schiel & Denver Book Publishers, ___ F. Appx. ___, 2016 WL 2609772 (5th Cir. May 5, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state product sales insufficient.  Presence of sister company insufficient.  Forum selection clause insufficient.
  194. Garza v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 2016 WL 2743509 (D. Nev. May 10, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence, and even an in-state facility would be insufficient.  Motion for leave to amend denied.
  195. Buckles v. Green Tree Servicing LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 64079 (D. Nev. May 13, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Substantial business activity in state insufficient.
  196. Smith v. Poly Expert, Inc., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 2858844 (N.D. Fla. May 16, 2016) (Florida) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Stream of commerce of commerce product sales and website insufficient.
  197. Morris v. Gomez, 2016 WL 2905397 (D. Nev. May 16, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Federal claim did not require review of affiliations with entire United States.
  198. Martinez v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 2016 WL 2905399 (D. Nev. May 16, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence, and even an in-state facility would be insufficient.  Motion for leave to amend denied.
  199. Duarte v. Nolan, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 2885872 (D.D.C. May 17, 2016) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Substantial in-state activity insufficient.  Website presence insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.  Reconsideration denied 2016 WL 3951058.
  200. Malik v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., 2016 WL 2930511 (D. N.J. May 19, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Conducting business with in-state entitles insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  201. Leibovitch v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 188 F. Supp.3d 734 (N.D. Ill. May 19, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motions to quash granted.  Bauman is not limited to defendants and applies to third-party subpoenas.  In-state offices insufficient.  Capacity to sue and be sued, registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish general jurisdiction by consent or waiver.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  202. Barone v. Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC, 2016 WL 2937502 (N.D. Cal. May 20, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state marketing and management of in-state property insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  203. Matus v. Premium Nutraceuticals, LLC, 2016 WL 3078745 (C.D. Cal. May 31, 2016) (California) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence. Internet sales activity insufficient.  Class action.
  204. Guillette v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals. Inc., 2016 WL 3094073 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Motion to amend denied. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. Substantial in-state product sales insufficient. Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.
  205. Manning v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2016 WL 3094075 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Motion to amend denied. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. Substantial in-state product sales insufficient. Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.
  206. Nauman v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2016 WL 3094081 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Motion to amend denied. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. Substantial in-state product sales insufficient. Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.
  207. Ribeiro v. Baby Trend, Inc., 2016 WL 3093439 (D. Neb. June 1, 2016) (Nebraska) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Stream of commerce and business with other companies that are subject to jurisdiction in forum insufficient.
  208. Lee v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc., 2016 WL 3194532 (N.D. Ala June 9, 2016) (Alabama) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state sales and related-company business dealings insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  209. 2003 L. & F. Becker Family Trust v. BOKF, NA, 2016 WL 3227647 (E.D. Pa. June 13, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state activities, in-state business registration by related companies, and in-state legal activity in other cases insufficient.
  210. Patterson v. Aker Solutions Inc., ___ F.3d ___, 2016 WL 3254605 (5th Cir. June 13, 2016) (Louisiana, United States as a whole) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction (2015 WL 4096581, above).  No in-state physical presence. Contacts with United States, consisting of “eleven secondment agreements” were insufficient to satisfy due process.
  211. Ngo v. TSA, 2016 WL 3257787 (N.D. Cal. June 14, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence.  Contacts between defendants and third-parties traveling to forum state insufficient.
  212. Magna Powertrain De Mexico S.A. De C.V. v. Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC, 2016 WL 3574652 (E.D. Mich. June 16, 2016) (Michigan) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to transfer granted.  In-state product sales and contacts with in-state company insufficient. Registration to do business and having agent for service of process is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  213. Bojorquez v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Co., 2016 WL 3693798 (C.D. Cal. June 16, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Dozens of in-state facilities employing tens of thousands of employees insufficient.
  214. Searcy v. Parex Resources, Inc., ___ S.W.3d ___, 2016 WL 3418248 (Tex. June 17, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence.  Significant business dealings with in-state company insufficient.  No general jurisdiction over foreign subsidiary of Texas based parent company. Control and management of in-state subsidiary’s operations insufficient.
  215. Garcia v. LQ Properties, Inc., 2016 WL 3384644 (N.D. Ind. June 20, 2016) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  In-state local offices and substantial in-state activities insufficient.  General jurisdiction everywhere hotel chain operated “counterintuitive” under Bauman.
  216. Hood v. Ascent Medical Corp., 2016 WL 3453656 (S.D.N.Y. June 20, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Adopting magistrate’s recommendation (2016 WL 1366920, above) to grant motion to dismiss.  In-state office and conduct of business insufficient.  Forum selection clause not consent to general jurisdiction.  Appeal pending.
  217. You v. Hirohito, 2016 WL 3405444 (N.D. Cal. June 21, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Presence of in-state affiliate insufficient.  Alter ego theory rejected.
  218. Firefighters’ Retirement System v. Citco Group Ltd., 2016 WL 3460396 (M.D. La. June 21, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Communication directed in-state insufficient. Alter ego theory rejected.
  219. Sarkar v. Petroleum Co. of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd., 2016 WL 3568114 (S.D. Tex. June 23, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state sales and website recruiting in-state residents insufficient.
  220. Hinrichs v. General Motors of Canada, Ltd., ___ So.3d___, 2016 WL 3461177 (Ala. June 24, 2016) (Alabama) (product liability – non drug/device).  Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction.  Substantial in-state sales and dealerships insufficient.  Waiver argument rejected.
  221. Adtile Technologies, Inc. v. Perion Network Ltd., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 3475335 (D. Del. June 24, 2016) (Delaware) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state subsidiary and business insufficient.  Alter ego theory rejected.
  222. Johnson v. Barrier, 2016 WL 3520157 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state employees and business activity insufficient.  Consent to jurisdiction in previous cases not judicial estoppel.  Allowing limited jurisdictional discovery.
  223. American Bridal & Prom Industry Ass’n, Inc. v. Partnerships & Unincorporated Ass’ns, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 3539130 (N.D. Ill. June 29, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Maintenance of interactive websites insufficient.
  224. Johnson v. Warren Federal Credit Union, 2016 WL 3633437 (W.D. Okla. June 29, 2016) (Oklahoma) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state business and website servicing in-state customers insufficient.
  225. Pearah v. Intercontinental Hotel Group PLC, 2016 WL 3548147 (D. N.J. June 29, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Joint venture with in-state company and in-state agent insufficient.
  226. Homer v. DNOW L.P., 2016 WL 3554733 (E.D. La. June 30, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state presence.  Substantial in-state product sales insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  227. Klika v. Capital One Bank, N.A., 2016 WL 3568222 (W.D. Wash. June 30, 2016) (Washington) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Issuance of in-state insurance policy unrelated to litigation insufficient.
  228. Singh v. Diesel Transportation, LLC, 2016 WL 3647992 (D. N.J. July 7, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No facts support the defendant being “at home.”  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service of process.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  229. Goodbye Vanilla, LLC v. Aimia Proprietary Loyalty U.S. Inc., 2016 WL 3774198 (D. Minn. July 12, 2016) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Contacts of non-alter ego in-state subsidiary insufficient.  Shared marketing materials insufficient.
  230. Del Castillo v. PMI Holdings North America, Inc., 2016 WL 3745953 (S.D. Tex. July 13, 2016) (Texas) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence. Contacts of related in-state entities insufficient.  Alter ego theory rejected.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  231. Emrit v. National Grid, Inc., 2016 WL 4083330 (D. Mass. July 20, 2016) (Massachusetts) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state contacts alleged at all.
  232. Best Odds Corp. v. Ibus Media Ltd., ___ F. Appx. ___, 2016 WL 3924386 (9th Cir. July 21, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability). Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence or registration to do business. Limited contacts with the United States insufficient.
  233. Rael v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., 2016 WL 3952219 (S.D. Cal. July 22, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted, with leave to amend.  Multi-state class action dismissed in all states where no facts alleging defendant was “at home” under Bauman.
  234. Lapine v. Materion Corp., 2016 WL 3959081 (E.D. Pa. July 22, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss/transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state non-alter ego subsidiary insufficient.
  235. PBM Capital Investments, LLC v. General Electric Co., 2016 WL 3982590 (W.D. Va. July 22, 2016) (Virginia) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Substantial in-state activity and physical presence insufficient.  That defendant is “one of the largest corporations in the world” insufficient.
  236. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA v. Kyocera Mita Corp., 2016 WL 4010022 (C.D. Cal. July 25, 2016) (California) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No-in state physical presence.  Lending employees to in-state subsidiaries insufficient.  Substantial in-state product sales insufficient.
  237. Prochaska v. Barnes, 2016 WL 4055642 (Tex. App. July 28, 2016) (Texas) (unpublished) (non-product liability). Affirming grant of motion to dismiss. In-state office insufficient. Payments to other, in-state residents insufficient.
  238. Cricket Group, Ltd. v. Highmark, Inc., 2016 WL 4060761 (D. Md. July 29, 2016) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state advertising, and doing business insufficient.  Contacts and license of non-alter ego in-state subsidiary insufficient.
  239. In re Epsey v. Eagle’s Nest Foundation, 2016 WL 4061143 (D.S.C. July 29, 2016) (South Carolina) (non-product liability). Transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence. In-state advertising, solicitation, and collaboration with in-state entities insufficient.
  240. Leadford v. Bull Moose Tube Co., 2016 WL 4089130 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 2, 2016) (Michigan) (product liability non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Presence of non-alter ego in-state subsidiaries, substantial in-state sales of that subsidiary, and in-state facility insufficient.
  241. Gray v. Apple, Inc., 2016 WL 4149977 (D. N.J. Aug. 3, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability). Motion to transfer granted.  Substantial in-state physical presence and product sales insufficient.  Defendant being largest publicly traded corporation in the world is not an exceptional circumstance.
  242. Adhikari v. KBR, Inc., 2016 WL 4162012 (E.D. Va. Aug. 4, 2016) (Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state leasing of property and in-state business activity insufficient.  E-mail to in-state recipients insufficient.
  243. Kincaid v. Synchrony Financial, 2016 WL 4245533 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 11, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Class action.  Conduct directed toward putative class members who are non-parties insufficient.  In-state location of subsidiary and frequent in-state litigation insufficient. Website presence insufficient.
  244. Gray v. Talk Fusion, Inc., 2016 WL 4366547 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  In-state business activity including significant in-state marketing and “heavy” promotion insufficient.  Website presence insufficient.
  245. APB Realty, Inc. v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, 2016 WL 4697332 (Mag. D. Mass. Aug. 19, 2016) (Massachusetts) (non-product liability).  Recommending grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence.  Telephone and e-mail contacts with in-state persons, and stream of commerce in-state product sales insufficient.
  246. Madison Capital Markets, LLC v. Starneth Europe B.V., 2016 WL 4484251 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.
  247. Delphix Corp. v. Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., 2016 WL 4474631 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Formerly having an state principal place of business that ceased before the litigation began insufficient.  In-state employees and acquisition of in-state affiliates insufficient.  Accidental denial of new principal place of business by counsel in other case insufficient.
  248. McIntosh v. Jacobs Technology, 2016 WL 4487777 (M.D.N.C. Aug. 25, 2016) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence.  In-state residence of plaintiff, who was defendant’s former employee insufficient.
  249. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 377 P.3d 874 (Cal. Aug. 29, 2016) (California) (prescription medical product liability).  Denial of motion to quash service reversed in pertinent part, affirmed on other grounds.  Substantial in-state product sales, in-state employees and sales reps, contracts with in-state companies, and registration to do business insufficient.
  250. Barth v. Walt Disney Parks & Resorts U.S., Inc., 2016 WL 4502352 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 29, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence. Presence of non-alter ego affiliates using common trade dress insufficient.  Substantial state business activity insufficient. Transfer rejected where not to forum with jurisdiction over all defendants.
  251. Bonkowski v. HP Hood, LLC, 2016 WL 4536868 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 30, 2016) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to transfer granted.  In-state office, substantial in-state business, and prior in-state litigation insufficient.  No consent to general jurisdiction by registration to do business.  Prior contrary consent precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  252. Waldman v. Palestine Liberation Organization, ___ F.3d ___, 2016 WL 4537369 (2d Cir. Aug. 31, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Multi-plaintiff complaint. Bauman applies to all “entities” not just corporations. Bauman does not turn on existence of alternative forum. Presence of diplomatic mission, media and lobbying activities insufficient. No waiver of personal jurisdiction argument where defendants consistently objected.  No exceptional circumstances.
  253. Fresh Pac International, Inc. v. Gowan Group, 2016 WL 4563716 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state agents’ activities, contract with plaintiff, and substantial in-state sales insufficient.
  254. Blunt Wrap USA, Inc. v. Grabba-Leaf, LLC, 2016 WL 4547992 (E.D. La. Sept. 1, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Single in-state product sale by telephone insufficient.
  255. Chavez v. Dole Food Co., ___ F.3d ___, 2016 WL 4578641 (3d Cir. Sept. 2, 2016) (Delaware) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction and reversing denial of transfer.  No in-state physical presence.
  256. Magill v. Ford Motor Co., ___ P.3d ___, 2016 WL 4820223 (Colo. Sept. 12, 2016) (Colorado) (product liability – non drug/device).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Substantial in-state offices, product sales, marketing, personnel training, and prior litigation insufficient.  Rejecting foreign/domestic distinction.  Registration to do business and agent for service of process were not consent to general jurisdiction.
  257. Sciortino v. CMG Capital Management Group, Inc., 2016 WL 4799099 (E.D. La. Sept. 14, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Registration to sell securities in state not consent to general jurisdiction.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  258. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co, v. Designed Conveyor Systems, LLC, 2016 WL 4939113 (M.D. La. Sept. 14, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Electronic communications with in-state entities insufficient.  No consent to jurisdiction through licensing, registration, or appointment of agent for service of process.
  259. Cestari v. ViaAir, LLC, 2016 WL 4941986 (Mag. D. Mass. Sept. 15, 2016) (Massachusetts) (non-product liability).  Recommending grant of motion to dismiss. No in-state physical presence or activities.  Hiring in-state resident insufficient.
  260. George v. A.W. Chesterton Co., 2016 WL 4945331 (W.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Remanding for lack of jurisdiction.  Registration to do business is not retroactive consent to general jurisdiction in asbestos case where it occurred after the alleged injury.
  261. Sun Specialized Heavy Haul, LLC, v. Ace Heavy Haul, LLC, 2016 WL 4995168 (N.D. Okla. Sept. 16, 2016) (Oklahoma) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Contracts with in-state entities insufficient.
  262. Denney v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 2016 WL 4978433 (Cal. App. Sept. 19, 2016) (unpublished) (California) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Affirming grant of Medtronic and denial of jurisdictional discovery.  No in-state physical presence.  Ownership of property present in-state due to actions of others insufficient.
  263. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Bank of America, N.A., 2016 WL 5118298 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2016) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Retransfer denied.  Substantial in-state property and business activity insufficient.  Registration and appointment of in-state agent is neither consent to nor waiver of general jurisdiction.
  264. Shipping & Transit, LLC v. WOV, LLC, 2016 WL 5338078 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2016) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state internet activity and product sales insufficient.
  265. Maner v. Dignity Health, 2016 WL 5394266 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 27, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Remote contacts with in-state persons insufficient.
  266. In re Lac Megantic Train Derailment Litigation, 2016 WL 5416446 (D. Me. Sept. 28, 2016) (Maine) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted. Multi-plaintiff complaint. No in-state physical presence. In-state activities of wholly-owned subsidiaries in-state insufficient. Finding of jurisdiction in bankruptcy proceeding insufficient.
  267. Wallace v. Keystone Printed Specialties Co., 2016 WL 5403088 (D. N.J. Sept. 27, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state product sales and business activity insufficient.
  268. Jacobs Trading, LLC v. American Eagle Trading Group, LLC, 2016 WL 5508805 (D. Minn. Sept. 28, 2016) (Minnesota) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Long-standing, substantial business dealings with in-state entity insufficient.
  269. Crafty Products, Inc. v. Fuqing Sanxing Crafts Co., 2016 WL 5464552 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Interactive  internet activity insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  270. Hutton v. Hydra-Tech, Inc., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 5679252 (M.D.N.C. Sept. 30, 2016) (North Carolina) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Continuous in-state product sales and advertising insufficient.  In-state distributor and website insufficient.
  271. Bauer v. Nortek Global HVAC LLC, 2016 WL 5724232 (M.D. Tenn. Sept. 30, 2016) (Tennessee) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Class action complaint.  In-state facility and product sales insufficient.  Dismissing individual and class claims of out-of-state plaintiffs.
  272. James Malinchak Int’l, Inc. v. Suzanne Evans Coaching, LLC, 2016 WL 5796854 (D. Nev. Sept. 30, 2016) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state sales and website accessibility insufficient.
  273. American Insurance Co. v. R&Q Reinsurance Co., 2016 WL 5930589 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 12, 2016) (California) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Registration  to do business, maintenance of agent for service, and in-state insurance license insufficient.  Contract with in-state entity insufficient.
  274. Fernandez v. DaimlerChrysler, A.G., 2016 WL 5928871 (N.Y.A.D. Oct. 12, 2016) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction and denial of discovery.  No in-state physical presence. In-state product sales insufficient.
  275. Goodwin v. American Honda Motor Co., 2016 WL 6080357 (D. Utah Oct. 17, 2016) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state sales, in-state employees, and nationwide marketing insufficient.
  276. Goodwin v. American Honda Motor Co., 2016 WL 6080357 (D. Utah Oct. 17, 2016) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state sales, in-state employees, and nationwide marketing insufficient.
  277. Addelson v. Sanofi S.A., 2016 WL 6216124 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 25, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state product sales insufficient.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  278. Adams v. New England Scaffolding, Inc., 2016 WL 6514090 (D. Mass. Oct. 28, 2016) (Massachusetts) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Continuous in-state business relationship insufficient.  Third-party contribution claim.
  279. In re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, 2016 WL 6393595 (D. Ariz. Oct. 28, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to remand denied. Motion to dismiss granted. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. No in-state physical presence. Substantial in-state product sales and marketing insufficient. Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman. Dismissals and severance maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.
  280. In re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, 2016 WL 6393596 (D. Ariz. Oct. 28, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to remand denied. Motion to dismiss granted. Multi-plaintiff complaint. Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction over defendant under Bauman. No in-state physical presence. Substantial in-state product sales and marketing insufficient. Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman. Dismissals and severance maintained diversity as to remaining plaintiffs.
  281. DMC Machinery America, Corp. v. Heartland Machinery & Engineering, LLC, 2016 WL 6562392 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 2, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted for forum non conveniens. No in-state physical presence, business activity, or registration. Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  282. Pentwater Equity Opportunities Master Fund, Ltd. v. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., 2016 WL 6476541 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 2, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state court appearances, substantial business activity, and representation of in-state companies insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  283. Sullivan v. Ford Motor Co., 2016 WL 6520174 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 3, 2016) (California) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state regional headquarters and other facilities properties and substantial in-state product sales insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  284. Anhing Corp. v. Viet Phu, Inc., ___ F. Appx. ___, 2016 WL 6561499 (9th Cir. Nov. 4, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Insufficient in-state contacts.  Rejecting alter ego.  Affirming denial of discovery.
  285. Strasner v. Touchstone Wireless Repair & Logistics, LP, 210 Cal. Rptr.3d 16 (Cal. App. Nov. 4, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  No state physical presence. Rejecting reverse alter ego.
  286. Boomer Development, LLC v. Nat’l Assn. of Home Builders, 2016 WL 6563673 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 4, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state members, membership dues, sales, and affiliated entities insufficient.
  287. Cioppa v. Schultz, 2016 WL 6652764 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 10, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Infrequent in-state visits insufficient.
  288. Brock v. Espinet, 2016 WL 6775448 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 15, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Contract with in-state resident insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  289. Nutt v. Best Western International, 2016 WL 6780708 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 16, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state franchising activity insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  290. Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. U.S. Bank National Ass’n, 2016 WL 6781057 (D.S.C. Nov. 16, 2016) (South Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state office, financial activity, and business with in-state residents insufficient.  Third-party complaint.
  291. Campbell v. Mars, Inc., 2016 WL 6901970 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 22, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state sales and contacts of in-state subsidiary insufficient.
  292. Loya v. Taylor, 2016 WL 6962312 (Tex. App. Nov. 29, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state shareholders and business insufficient.
  293. Perez v. Air and Liquid Systems Corp., 2016 WL 7049153 (S.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.   Long-standing and substantial in-state business activity, including offices and thousands of employees insufficient.  Prior in-state litigation insufficient.  Asbestos case.  No consent to jurisdiction by registration and appointment of agent for service of process.
  294. Harco Americas, Inc. v. Instacoat Premium Products, LLC, 2016 WL 7496169 (Mag. E.D. Tex. Dec. 5, 2016) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Recommending grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence. In state business activity, business relationships and website presence insufficient.
  295. Lakeland Office Systems, Inc. v. Surrey Vacation Resorts, Inc., 2016 WL 7156585 (N.D. Okla. Dec. 7, 2016) (Oklahoma) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence or business activity. Acquisition of in-state assets insufficient.
  296. Goldthrip v. Johnson & Johnson, 2016 WL 7472146 (Mag. S.D. Ala. Dec. 8, 2016) (Alabama) (prescription medical product liability).  Recommending grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state product sales and marketing, and involvement in lawsuits of in-state subsidiary insufficient.  Rejecting alter ego.
  297. Ontel Products Corp. v. Mindscope Products, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2016 WL 7177604 (N.J. Dec. 8, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-products liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state product and online sales insufficient.
  298. Siswanto v. Airbus Americas, Inc., 2016 WL 7178459 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 9, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Sale of products later imported into United States, presence of single employee, contacts of parent corporation, and trade show promotions insufficient.  Rule 4(k)(2) cannot confer general jurisdiction where defendant is not “at home.”
  299. Roxane Laboratories, Inc. v. Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2016 WL 7371267 (S.D. Ohio Dec. 20, 2016) (Ohio) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state product sales and contract with in-state company insufficient.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  300. Taormina v. Thrifty Car Rental, 2016 WL 7392214 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Substantial in-state business activity, multiple branch offices insufficient.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  301. FDASmart, Inc. v. Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd, ___ A.3d ___, 2016 WL 7474303 (N.J. App. Div. Dec. 29, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence.  Rejecting alter ego.
  302. Minholz v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2016 WL 7496129 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 30, 2016) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Substantial in-state business activity, local offices, many employees, and listing on in-state stock exchange insufficient.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  303. Daniels v. Exal Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 1832 (W.D. Okla. Jan. 5, 2017) (Oklahoma) (product liability–non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Long-standing in-state sales of products insufficient.
  304. Doe v. National Conference of Bar Examiners, 2017 WL 74715 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 6, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state product marketing and sales insufficient.
  305. Gulf Coast Bank v. Designed Conveyor Systems, LLC, 2017 WL 120645 (M.D. La. Jan. 12, 2017) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Denying motion to alter judgment.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman, and interpreting a registration statute as providing consent to general jurisdiction would “rob [Bauman] of its central meaning.”
  306. My Canary LLC v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 2017 WL 201373 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 18, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state employees and training centers insufficient.  Rejects alter ego.  Registration to do business and agent for service of process insufficient.
  307. Stewart v. Jayco, Inc., 2017 WL 193296 (D. Md. Jan. 18, 2017) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state sale of products and passive website insufficient.
  308. Famular v. Whirlpool Corp., 2017 WL 280821 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 19, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss representative plaintiffs for out-of-state class actions granted.  No in-state physical presence.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  Pendent personal jurisdiction rejected.
  309. Brit UW, Ltd. v. Manhattan Beachwear, LLC, 2017 WL 375607 (D.D.C. Jan. 26, 2017) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Promotion, marketing, and sale of products in-state and nationwide insufficient.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  310. Berreau v. McDonald’s Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 13327 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 30, 2017) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted No in-state physical presence.  Substantial in-state business activities, including a subsidiary, employees, and executives insufficient.  No showing of alter ego.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  311. Foshan Shunde Xinrunlian Textile Co. v. Asia 153 Ltd., 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14170 (Mag. E.D.N.Y. Jan. 30, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Recommending grant of motion to dismiss.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state business activity of subsidiary insufficient.
  312. DVS, Inc. v. RHUB Communications, Inc., 2017 WL 487029 (N.D. Iowa Feb. 6, 2017) (Iowa) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Maintenance and service relationships with in-state companies insufficient.
  313. One Media IP Limited v. Henry Hadaway Organization, Ltd., 2017 WL 492202 (M.D. Tenn. Feb. 7, 2017) (Tennessee) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Placing products in of commerce insufficient.  Appeal pending.
  314. Griffith Laboratories Inc. v. Kancor Ingredients Ltd., 2017 WL 514188 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 8, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence. Product sales to in-state customer insufficient.  In-state contacts of parent entity insufficient.  Website activity insufficient.
  315. Ramgoolie v. Ramgoolie, 2017 WL 564680 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 10, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence. Continuous, permanent, and substantial in-state business activity insufficient.
  316. Sullivan v. Barclays PLC, 2017 WL 685570 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 21, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Forum selection clause is not consent to general jurisdiction.  Neither is registration to do business.  No jurisdiction through contacts with U.S.  Discovery denied.
  317. Pokemon Co. International v. Shopify, Inc., 2017 WL 697520 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 22, 2017) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to compel compliance with subpoena denied.  No in-state physical presence.  Alter ego jurisdiction denied.  No showing of alter ego.
  318. The Bar Group, LLC v. Business Intelligence Advisors, Inc., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2017 WL 698536 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 22, 2017) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  In-state client, generating minimal revenue, and infrequent in-state service insufficient.  Discovery denied.
  319. State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 770977 (Mo. Feb. 28, 2017) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Writ of prohibition issued.  Ownership of in-state track, small number of employees, and “tiny portion” of total revenue in-state revenue insufficient.  No exceptional circumstances.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  320. Morris v. HG SPEC, Inc., 2017 WL 816533 (Tex. App. Feb. 28, 2017) (Texas) (non-product liability) (unreported).  Affirming dismissal.  No in-state physical presence.  Distribution of products for sale in state and sporadic visits to in-state entities insufficient.
  321. Brazil v. Janssen Research & Development, 2016 WL 4844442 (N.D. Ga. March 24, 2016) (Georgia) (product liability – prescription drug).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  Alter ego denied.  Substantial in-state sales insufficient.  Discovery denied.
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