In the wake of the defense wins during the last Supreme Court term in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017) (“BMS”), and BNSF Ry. Co. v. Tyrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (2017), we’re retiring the personal jurisdiction cheat sheet we had been maintaining for the last three-plus years since Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014) (“Bauman”).  That cheat sheet, as our readers know, had covered general jurisdiction cases generally – all areas, not just prescription medical product liability, or product liability generally.  That was a big undertaking, but we did it because litigation tourism was, and remains, a huge issue for our clients.  Now we think that, between them, BMS, BNSF, and Bauman have now settled the larger general jurisdiction point.

So we think we can be more focused going forward in our ongoing monitoring of personal jurisdiction cases. So we’re creating a new cheat sheet devoted to a couple of specific lingering issues.  The first of these issues is the so-called (at least by us) “jurisdiction by consent” theory – that general personal jurisdiction is created in a state when a corporation registers to do business/appoints an agent for service of process in a state.  Since all states have such registration statutes, recognition of that theory would do what the United States Supreme Court has now held multiple times that Due Process prohibits – allowing a corporation to be sued in many jurisdictions where it is not “at home” by anybody, in particular out-of state litigation tourists.  Not surprisingly, since Bauman most courts have rejected this theory (as the cases below demonstrate) as incompatible with Due Process, but since the Supreme Court has not put a stake through itself, plaintiffs still raise it relatively frequently.

Almost all of the older – that is to say, pre-BMS − decisions in this new cheat sheet address jurisdiction by consent theories.  We were keeping specific track of jurisdiction by consent cases in our original cheat sheet, so we’ve pulled out those cases and compiled them here.

Another reason for keeping track of jurisdiction by consent cases is that we litigate a lot in Pennsylvania, and we expect Pennsylvania to be Ground Zero for the battle over this theory.  An unfortunate combination – Pennsylvania’s unique registration statute (42 Pa. C.S.A. §5301) that actually specifies “general” jurisdiction, and adverse pre-Bauman Third Circuit precedent interpreting Pennsylvania law (Bane v. Netlink, Inc., 925 F.2d 637, 640-41 (3d Cir. 1991)) – have led some Pennsylvania courts to ignore constitutional Due Process as interpreted by BMS and Bauman and hold mandatory registration to do business in Pennsylvania somehow to equate with “consent” to general jurisdiction.  E.g., Plumbers’ Local Union No. 690 Health Plan v. Apotex Corp., 2017 WL 3129147, at *11 (E.D. Pa. July 24, 2017); Hegna v. Smitty’s Supply, Inc., 2017 WL 2563231, at *3-4 (E.D. Pa. June 13, 2017); Bors v. Johnson & Johnson, 208 F. Supp.3d 648, 653–55 (E.D. Pa. 2016).

Surely, most Pennsylvania lawyers and judges learned in law school like we did that a state statute can’t override federal constitutional Due Process guarantees, but the litigation tourism industry in Pennsylvania is entrenched and well-funded.  Given that that most of plaintiffs’ other favorite jurisdictions:  California, Illinois, Missouri, and New Jersey, to name a few (see below for details), do not recognize jurisdiction by consent as a matter of state law, we expect to have a ring-side seat as the consent issue is eventually appealed, perhaps interlocutorily, from some Pennsylvania court all the way to the United States Supreme Court if necessary.

The second jurisdictional theory we’ll be keeping track of in this cheat sheet is what we call “BMS-lite.”  This is a litigation tourist’s last gasp in jurisdictions, such as those listed below, that have already rejected jurisdiction by consent. BMS-lite is the variant of specific jurisdiction based on corporate activities related, not to any plaintiff’s case, but to the product in general, that plaintiffs will argue somehow “caused” their injuries in a broad sense and thus justifies opening the courthouse doors in multiple states to litigation tourists.  We discussed an early example of that recently, and the theory’s most notable exemplar, M.M. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, 61 N.E.3d 1026 (Ill. App. 2016). M.M. (and the post-BMS case we discussed) predicated “specific” jurisdiction on the very non-specific fact that some of the drug’s clinical trials (17 of 361) included in-state investigators.

The type of facts that M.M. seized upon to preserve Illinois’ litigation tourism business don’t involve the plaintiffs, so “a defendant’s relationship with a third party, standing alone, is an insufficient basis for jurisdiction.” BMS, 137 S. Ct. at 1781 (citation and quotation marks omitted).  As the Illinois Supreme Court held, albeit in a discussion of general jurisdiction, in late September, 2017:

[P]laintiff has established that defendant does business in Illinois through the warehouse. . . .  But this fact falls far short of showing that Illinois is a surrogate home for defendant.  Indeed, if the operation of the warehouse was sufficient, in itself, to establish general jurisdiction, then defendant would also be at home in all the other states where its warehouses are located. The Supreme Court has expressly rejected this reasoning.

Aspen American Insurance Co. v. Interstate Warehousing, Inc., 90 N.E.3d 440, 447 (Ill. 2017).  Substitute “clinical trial” for “warehouse” in this Aspen Insurance quote and you’ve got M.M.

Thus, we believe that, short of a major causal tie – such as the product being manufactured in the forum state in a manufacturing defect case – we don’t think BMS-lite theories are of any greater constitutional validity than what was rejected in BMS itself, so we’ll also be collecting favorable cases that make such holdings.  But so far, given how recent BMS is, we haven’t seen any favorable cases.  We expect them to be coming.

As always, with cheat sheets, we don’t do the other side’s research for them, so we won’t be including any bad cases.

With all this in mind, here is our Post-BMS Personal Jurisdiction Cheat Sheet:

  1. Renfroe v. Nichols Wire & Aluminum Co., 83 N.W.2d 590 (Mich. 1957) (Michigan) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Registration to do business did not subject a corporate defendant to litigation having nothing to do with Michigan.
  2. Byham v. National Cibo House Corp., 143 S.E.2d 225 (N.C. 1965) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss affirmed on specific jurisdiction grounds. The casual presence of an agent for service of process is not enough to subject a corporation to suit on causes of action unconnected with the activities within the state.
  3. Ratliff v. Cooper Laboratories, Inc., 444 F.2d 745 (4th Cir. June 29, 1971) (South Carolina) (prescription medical product liability). Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Application to do business and the appointment of an agent for service does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  4. Budde v. Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc., 511 F.2d 1033, 1036 (10th Cir. March 6, 1975) (New Mexico) (non-product liability).  Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  Registration to do business is not enough to subject a corporation to suit on causes of action unconnected with the activities within the state.
  5. In re Mid-Atlantic Toyota Antitrust Litigation, 525 F. Supp. 1265 (D. Md. Oct. 14, 1981) (West Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business is not consent to general personal jurisdiction. Modified on other grounds, 541 F. Supp. 62; affirmed on other grounds, 704 F.2d 125.
  6. Pearrow v. National Life & Accident Insurance Co., 703 F.2d 1067 (8th Cir. 1983) (Arkansas) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Appointment of an agent for service of process does not create general personal jurisdiction.
  7. Gray Line Tours v. Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Co., 238 Cal. Rptr. 419 (Cal. App. June 5. 1987) (California) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Designation of an agent for service of process and qualification to do business in California alone was not consent to general jurisdiction.
  8. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Ruby, 540 A.2d 482 (Md. 1988) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Agent for service of process insufficient to permit general jurisdiction.
  9. Jones v. Family Inns of America, 1989 WL 57130 (E.D. La. May 23, 1989) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Designation of agent for service of process alone cannot be sufficient minimum contacts.
  10. Sandstrom v. ChemLawn Corp., 904 F.2d 83 (1st Cir. May 17, 1990) (Maine) (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Corporation that was licensed to do business in forum and had appointed agent for service of process did not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  11. Wilson v. Humphreys (Cayman) Ltd., 916 F.2d 1239 (7th Cir. Oct. 24, 1990) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss remanded.  Registration to do business alone is not a basis for general personal jurisdiction.
  12. Wenche Siemer v. Learjet Acquisition Corp., 966 F.2d 179 (5th Cir. July 17, 1992) (Texas) (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  13. Leonard v. USA Petroleum Corp., 829 F. Supp. 882 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 17, 1993) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business was not automatic consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  14. Pittock v. Otis Elevator Co., 8 F.3d 325 (6th Cir. 1993) (Ohio)  (product liability – non drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  15. Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co. v. Transportes de Nuevo Laredo, 879 F.Supp. 699 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 31, 1994) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  A certificate to do business does not create general personal jurisdiction.
  16. Samuelson v. Honeywell, 863 F. Supp. 1503 (E.D. Okla. Aug. 31, 1994) (Oklahoma) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  General personal jurisdiction could not be asserted over corporation based on its registration to do business.
  17. Juarez v. United Parcel Service de Mexico S.A. de C.V., 933 S.W.2d 281 (Tex. App. Oct. 10, 1996) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  That foreign corporation had registered to do business and appointed agent in state did not confer general personal jurisdiction.
  18. Washington Equipment Manufacturing Co. v. Concrete Placing Co., 931 P.2d 170 (Wash App. Feb. 13, 1997) (Washington) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  That foreign corporation had registered to do business and appointed agent in state did not confer general personal jurisdiction.
  19. Atkinson & Mullen Travel Inc. v. New York Apple Tours Inc., 1998 WL 750355 (D.N.J. Sept. 16, 1998) (New Jersey).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  20. Sofrar, S.A. v. Graham Engineering Corp., 35 F. Supp.2d 919 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 1999) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process and registration to do business were insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  21. Allied Carriers Exchange, Inc. v. All. Shippers, Inc., 1999 WL 35363796 (D. Colo. Sept. 22, 1999) (Colorado) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Appointment of a registered agent does not necessarily subject a foreign corporation to general jurisdiction.
  22. Freeman v. Second Judicial District, 1 P.3d 963 (Nev. June 9, 2000) (Nevada) (non-product liability). Mandamus from grant of motion to dismiss denied.  The mere act of appointing an agent to receive service of process does not subject a non-resident corporation to general jurisdiction.
  23. Consolidated Development Corp. v. Sherritt, Inc., 216 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. July 5, 2000) (federal and Florida law) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  On a federal claim, the casual presence of a corporate agent for service of process anywhere in the United States is not enough to subject an overseas corporation to general personal jurisdiction.  Nor is the presence of a registered agent in a state sufficient under for that state to exercise general personal jurisdiction.
  24. Alderson v. Southern Co., 747 N.E.2d 926 (Ill. App. March 22, 2001) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Appointment of agent for service of process is not automatically “doing business” that gives rise to general personal jurisdiction.
  25. Smith v. S&S Dundalk Engineering Works, Ltd., 139 F. Supp.2d 610 (D.N.J. April 16, 2001) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Designation of agent for service of process is not sufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  26. Lyons v. Swift Transportation Co., 2001 WL 1153001 (E.D. La. Sept. 26, 2001) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Designation of agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  27. DVI, Inc. v. Superior Court, 128 Cal. Rptr.2d 683 (Cal. App. Dec. 24, 2002) (California) (non-product liability).  Mandamus granted, reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Designation of an agent for service of process and qualification to do business alone are insufficient to permit general jurisdiction.
  28. Tyler v. Gaines Motor Lines, Inc., 245 F. Supp.2d 730 (D. Md. Jan. 30, 2003) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Having a registered agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  29. Thomson v. Anderson, 6 Cal. Rptr.3d 262 (Cal. App. Nov. 13, 2003) (California) (non-product liability). Quashing of service affirmed.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.
  30. Anglin v. 21st Century Insurance Co., 2003 WL 1076538  (Wash. App. March 10, 2003) (Washington) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.
  31. Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc. v. Data Supplies, Inc., 301 F. Supp.2d 545 (E.D. Va. Feb. 5, 2004) (Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Complying with registration statutes and appointing an agent for service of process do not amount to consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  32. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co., 2005 WL 1363210 (S.D. Miss. June 2, 2005) (Mississippi) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss tentatively granted, pending jurisdictional discovery.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  33. DNH, LLC v. In-N-Out Burgers, 381 F. Supp.2d 559 (E.D. La. June 24, 2005) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Qualifying to do business in a state and appointing an agent for service of process there do not amount to a general business presence that could sustain general personal jurisdiction.
  34. Gabrish v. Strickland Marine Agency, Inc., 2005 WL 5168410 (S.C. Dist. Dec. 2, 2005) (South Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process does not create general personal jurisdiction.
  35. Goodman v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., 2006 WL 8432867 (W.D. Tex. Sept. 26, 2006) (Texas) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not support general jurisdiction.
  36. In re Farmland Industries, Inc., 2007 WL 7694308 (M.D. Fla. March 30, 2007) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Summary judgment granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process does not create general personal jurisdiction.
  37. Asshauer v. Glimcher Realty Trust, 228 S.W.3d 922 (Tex. App. July 12, 2007) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  Registration to do business is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  38. Bray v. Fresenius Medical Care Aktiengesellschaft Inc., 2007 WL 7366260 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 30, 2007) (Illinois) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process is does not alone support general personal jurisdiction.
  39. Keston v. FirstCollect, Inc., 523 F. Supp.2d 1348 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2007) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Presence of a corporate agent for service of process and a license to do business in a state are not enough to support general personal jurisdiction.
  40. Miller v. Robertson, 2008 WL 270761 (D. Utah Jan. 29, 2008) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for process and registration to do business do not create general personal jurisdiction.
  41. North American Catholic Education Programming Foundation, Inc. v. Cardinale, 567 F.3d 8 (1st Cir. May 19, 2009) (Rhode Island) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss affirmed.  Appointment of an agent of process alone does not suffice to allow for the exercise of general jurisdiction.
  42. Ayers v. Tanami Trading Corp., 2009 WL 1362402 (D. Utah May 14, 2009) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied on other grounds.  Designation of an agent for service of process is insufficient to permit general jurisdiction.
  43. Continental First Federal, Inc. v. Watson Quality Ford, Inc., 2009 WL 2032401 (M.D. Tenn. July 9, 2009) (Mississippi) (non-product liability).  Transfer denied.  Registering to do business and appointing an in-state agent for service of process do not establish general personal jurisdiction, so the matter cannot be transferred.
  44. Viko v. World Vision, Inc., 2009 WL 2230919 (D. Vt. July 24, 2009) (Vermont) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  A defendant foreign corporation’s registered agent does not, by itself, confer general personal jurisdiction over the defendant.
  45. Advanced Datacomm Testing Corp. v. PDIO, Inc., 2009 WL 2477559 (D. Md. Aug. 11, 2009) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process do not create general personal jurisdiction.
  46. Davis v. Quality Carriers, Inc., 2009 WL 3335860 (D.N.J. Oct. 15, 2009) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registering to do business and appointing an in-state agent for service of process do not establish general personal jurisdiction
  47. McManaway v. KBR, Inc., 695 F. Supp.2d 883 (S.D. Ind. Feb. 25, 2010) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and having an agent for service of process are not sufficient to establish general personal jurisdiction.
  48. Cossaboon v. Maine Medical Center, 600 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. March 25, 2010) (New Hampshire) (non-product liability).  Dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction affirmed.  Registration to do business alone is an insufficient basis on which to assert personal jurisdiction.
  49. Gallaher v. KBR, Inc., 2010 WL 2901626 (N.D.W. Va. July 21, 2010) (West Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and having an agent for service of process are not sufficient to establish general personal jurisdiction.
  50. Harrington v. C.H. Nickerson & Co., 2010 WL 3385034 (D.R.I. Aug. 25, 2010) (Rhode Island (non-product liability). In light of constitutional limitations on personal jurisdiction, registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process do not constitute consent to general jurisdiction.
  51. Kubin v. Orange Lake Country Club, Inc., 2010 WL 3981908 (D.N.J. Oct. 8, 2010) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Transfer granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process do not create general personal jurisdiction.
  52. King v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., 632 F.3d 570 (9th Cir. Jan. 31, 2011) (Montana) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Appointment of an agent for service of process does not, standing alone, create general personal jurisdiction in the absence of causal connection to the state.
  53. WorldCare Corp. v. World Insurance Co., 767 F. Supp. 2d 341, 351-57 (D. Conn. 2011) (Connecticut) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process and registration to do business within the state is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  54. Crochet v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 489204 (W.D. La. Feb. 13, 2012) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process and registration to do business within the state is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  55. In re Darvocet, Darvon & Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation, 2012 WL 1345175 (E.D. Ky. April 18, 2012) (Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  56. JRM Investments, Inc. v. National Standard, LLC, 2012 WL 1956421 (Tenn. App. May 31, 2012) (Tennessee) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Appointment of an agent for service of process  is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  57. White Rosebay Shipping S.A. v. HNA Group Co., 2012 WL 6858239, at *14 (Mag. S.D. Tex. Dec. 5, 2012) (maritime law) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process  is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  58. Strickland v. Bae Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP, 2013 WL 2554671 (D. Idaho June 10, 2013) (Idaho) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.   Appointment of an agent for service of process  is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  59. Transverse, LLC v. Info Directions, Inc., 2013 WL 3146838 (Mag. W.D. Tex. June 17, 2013) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process  is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.  Adopted, 2013 WL 12133970 (W.D. Tex. Aug. 30, 2013).
  60. Mio, LLC v. Valentino’s, Inc., 2013 WL 3364392 (M.D. Fla. July 3, 2013) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Summary judgment granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process does not create general personal jurisdiction.
  61. Kuennen v. Stryker Corp., 2013 WL 5873277 (W.D. Va. Oct. 30, 2013) (District of Columbia) (prescription medical product liability). Summary judgment granted.  A business certificate and appointed agent are not independent support for general jurisdiction.
  62. ACUITY v. Roadtec, Inc., 2013 WL 6632631, at *5-6 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 16, 2013) (product liability – non drug/device).  Registration to do business, even with other contacts insufficient to support the exercise of general jurisdiction.
  63. Louisiana Limestone & Logistics, LLC v. Granite Group International, Inc., 2014 WL 1217956 (W.D. La. Feb. 28, 2014) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Presence of the registered agent and registered business office alone is insufficient to support the exercise of general jurisdiction.
  64. Robinson v. Knight Protective Service, Inc., 2014 WL 1326096 (S.D. Miss. March 31, 2014) (Mississippi) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.
  65. Rawlins v. Select Specialty Hospital , Inc., 2014 WL 1647182 (N.D. Ill. April 23, 2014) (Illinois) (non-product liability) Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of an agent for service of process  is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  66. 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.  Corporate registration/agent for service of process insufficient consent to justify jurisdiction after Bauman. Affirmed 2/19/16 see below.
  67. 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.
  68. Overhill Farms Inc. v. West Liberty Foods LLC, 2014 WL 4180920 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2014) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.   Registration to do business insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  69. 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.
  70. U.S. 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.   Registration to do business insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  71. Cossart v. United Excel Corp., 2014 WL 4927041 (D. Mass. Sept. 30, 2014) (Massachusetts) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.   Registration to do business insufficient to create general jurisdiction.  Reversed on other grounds, 804 F.3d 13 (1st Cir. 2015) (specific jurisdiction held proper).
  72. Recao v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 2014 WL 12595302 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2014) (Florida) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and having a registered agent is insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  73. In re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI), 2014 WL 5394310 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 23, 2014) (Virgin Islands) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process did not establish general jurisdiction.
  74. Sullivan v. Sony Music Entertainment, 2014 WL 5473142 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 29, 2014) (Illinois) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.   Registration to do business and having agent for service of process is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  75. AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 72 F. Supp.3d 549 (D. Del. Nov. 5, 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.  Aff’d on other grounds, 817 F.3d 755 (Fed. Cir. 2016).
  76. 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.   Registration to do business, even with other in-state contacts, insufficient to create general jurisdiction. Otherwise “at home” requirement would be meaningless.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.  Rejecting consent by registering to do business.
  80. Royal Acquisitions 001, LLC v. Ansur America Insurance Co., 2015 WL 14376894 (S.D. Fla. March 27, 2015) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process did not establish general jurisdiction.
  81. Haskett v. Continental Land Resources, LLC, 2015 WL 1419731 (S.D. Tex. March 27, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process did not establish general jurisdiction. Aff’d in part, vacated in part on other grounds, 668 F. Appx. 133 (5th Cir. 2016) (ruling not appealed).
  82. 7 W. 57th Street Realty Co., LLC v. Citigroup, Inc., 2015 WL 1514539 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2015) (New York)  (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  State bank registration insufficient to confer general jurisdiction.
  83. Henderson v. United Student Aid Funds, Inc., 2015 WL 12658485 (S.D. Cal. April 8, 2015) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business, even with other contacts, did not establish general jurisdiction.
  84. 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.”
  85. Hunt v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., 2015 WL 3626579 (D. Nev. June 10, 2015) (Nevada) (non-product liability).  Neither registration nor an agent for service of process is sufficient to establish jurisdiction.
  86. Keeley v. Pfizer Inc., 2015 WL 3999488 (E.D. Mo. July 1, 2015) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction by registration to do business.
  87. Rozumek v. Union Carbide Corp., 2015 WL 12831301 (S.D. Ill. July 1, 2015) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Registration to do business did not establish general jurisdiction.
  88. 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 asbestos case.  Registration to do business did not establish general jurisdiction.
  89. Dokoozian Construction LLC v. Executive Risk Specialty Insurance Co., 2015 WL 12085859 (W.D. Wash. July 28, 2015) (Washington) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Appointment of agent for service of process is insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  90. 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.
  91. Osadchuk v. CitiMortgage, 2015 WL 4770813 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 12, 2015) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Appointment of agent for service of process is insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  92. 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.  Registration to do business did not establish general jurisdiction.
  93. 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 in asbestos case.  No consent to jurisdiction by registering to do business.
  94. 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.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  95. Family Wireless #1, LLC v. Automotive Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 5142350 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 1, 2015) (Michigan) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Registration, even with other in-state contacts is far from sufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  96. Hazim v. Schiel & Denver Publishing Ltd., 2015 WL 5227955 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 8, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Having agent for service of process cannot create general jurisdiction.  Affirmed on other grounds, 647 F. Appx. 455 (5th Cir. 2016)
  97. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan, 132 F. Supp.3d 518 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2015) (New York) (non-product liability).  Discovery subpoena quashed.  Licensure as a state-regulated bank insufficient to create general personal jurisdiction.
  98. Cox v. Alco Industries, Inc., 2015 WL 10891167 (Wash. Super. Sept. 10, 2015) (Washington) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Registration to do business, even with other contacts, did not establish general jurisdiction.
  99. Freedman v. Suntrust Banks, Inc., 139 F. Supp.3d 271 (D.D.C. Sept. 21, 2015) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  100. United States 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 transfer granted.  Registration to do business not a waiver of objection to jurisdiction.
  101. Barrera v. Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., 2015 WL 12839496 (D.N.J. Oct. 29, 2015) (New Jersey) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Corporate registration is insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  102. Surita v. AM General LLC, 2015 WL 12826471 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 4, 2015) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  103. Freeney v. Bank of America Corp., 2015 WL 12535021 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 19, 2015) (California)  (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  104. ADT, LLC v. Capital Connect, Inc., 2015 WL 7352199 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 20, 2015) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process are not consent to general jurisdiction.
  105. Handshoe v. Yount, 2015 WL 7572344 (S.D. Miss. Nov. 24, 2015) (Mississippi) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration and appointment of agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.  Registration to do business is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.  Adopted, 2016 WL 890675 (E.D. Tex. March 9, 2016).
  108. Angelini Metal Works Co. v. Hubbard Iron Doors, Inc., 2016 WL 6304476 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 5, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business, even with other contacts, is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  109. Tulsa Cancer Institute, PLLC v. Genentech Inc., 2016 WL 141859 (N.D. Okla. Jan. 12, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability).   Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Reconsideration and motion to dismiss granted.  That resident and non-resident plaintiffs share a common nucleus of facts does not provide non-residents with specific personal jurisdiction.
  110. Spear v. Marriott Hotel Services, Inc., 2016 WL 194071 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 15, 2016) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business, by itself, is insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  111. Demaria v. Nissan, Inc., 2016 WL 374145 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) (Illinois) (product liability – non drug/device).  Multi-plaintiff class action complaint.  Motion to dismiss granted.  Defendant did not consent to jurisdiction by registering to do business.  Pendent jurisdiction does not exist to allow non-residents allegedly injured by same product defect sue because one resident plaintiff can do so.
  112. Brown v. Lockheed-Martin Corp., 814 F.3d 619 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2016) (Connecticut) (product liability – non drug/device).  “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.”   Affirming 19 F. Supp.3d 390, above.
  113. Long v. Patton Hospitality Management, LLC, 2016 WL 760780 (E.D. La. Feb. 26, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Contacts including registering to do business and maintaining a registered agent for service insufficient to establish general personal jurisdiction.
  114. 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. Jurisdiction by consent argument based on contractual choice of law provision “borderline frivolous.”  Adopted 2016 WL 3453656, below.
  115. Firefighters’ Retirement System v. Royal Bank PLC, 2016 WL 1254366 (M.D. La. March 29, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business, appointment of agent for service of process, and payment of taxes insufficient.  Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction.
  116. Thompson v. Carnival Corp., 174 F. Supp.3d 1327 (S.D. Fla. March 30, 2016) (maritime law) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted. Contractual consent to jurisdiction insufficient absent independent basis for jurisdiction. Rule 4(k)(2) cannot confer general jurisdiction where defendant is not “at home.”
  117. Weiss v. National Westminster Bank PLC, 176 F. Supp.3d 264 (E.D.N.Y. March 31, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied, but only as to specific jurisdiction.  Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction.
  118. Strauss v. Credit Lyonnais, S.A., 175 F. Supp.3d 3 (E.D.N.Y. March 31, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied, but only as to specific jurisdiction.  Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction.
  119. 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.  Registration was not consent to general jurisdiction. General jurisdiction criteria the same under both federal and state law.
  120. Hovsepian v. Crane Co., 2016 WL 2997641 (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.
  121. Agribusiness United DMCC v. Blue Water Shipping Co., 2017 WL 1354144 (S.D. Tex. April 13, 2017) (Texas) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish general jurisdiction.
  122. Genuine Parts Co. v. Cepec, 137 A.3d 123 (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.
  123. 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.  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.
  124. Beard v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 2016 WL 1746113 (E.D. Mo. May 3, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to transfer granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  125. In Re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation, 2016 WL 2349105 (D. Mass. May 4, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Motion to remand denied.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman, and would “distort” the registration statute.
  126. Oversen v. Kelle’s Transportation Service, 2016 WL 8711343 (D. Utah May 12, 2016) (Utah) (product liability – non drug/device).  Motion to transfer granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  127. 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.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service do not establish general jurisdiction by consent or waiver.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  128. Aclin v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 189 F. Supp.3d 1294 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016) (Oklahoma) (prescription medical product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process do not establish consent to general jurisdiction.  See Guillette v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals. Inc., 2016 WL 3094073 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016); Manning v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2016 WL 3094075 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016); Nauman v. PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2016 WL 3094081 (W.D. Okla. June 1, 2016) (identical opinions).
  129. Goldstein v Hawker Beechcraft Services, 2016 WL 3771165 (Fla. Cir. June 3, 2016) (Florida) (product liability – non drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business, even with other in-state activities, cannot create general jurisdiction by consent.
  130. 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.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  131. 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.  Forum selection clause not consent to general jurisdiction. Affirmed 691 F. Appx. 8, below.
  132. Garcia v. LQ Properties, Inc., 2016 WL 3384644 (N.D. Ind. June 20, 2016) (Indiana) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Registration to do business, even with other contacts, is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  133. Johnson v. Barrier, 2016 WL 3520157 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2016) (Illinois) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Consent to jurisdiction in previous cases not judicial estoppel.
  134. Singh v. Diesel Transportation, LLC, 2016 WL 3647992 (D. N.J. July 7, 2016) (New Jersey) (non-product liability). Motion to transfer granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.
  135. Evans v. Andy & Evan Industries, Inc., 2016 WL 8787062, at *3 (S.D. Fla. July 15, 2016) (Florida) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted as to general jurisdiction; denied as to specific jurisdiction; transfer granted.  Registration to do business, even with other contacts, is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  136. Lindora, LLC v. Isagenix International, LLC, 198 F. Supp.3d 1127 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2016) (California) (non-product liability).   Registration to do business, even with other contacts, is insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  137. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 377 P.3d 874 (August 29, 2016) (California) (prescription medical product liability). Denial of dismissal affirmed on other grounds.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process does not create general personal jurisdiction. Reversed 137 S. Ct. 1773, on other (very important) grounds as discussed here.
  138. 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.  No consent to general jurisdiction by registration to do business.  Prior contrary consent precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  139. Erwin v. Ford Motor Co., 2016 WL 7655398 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 31, 2016) (Florida) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss deferred to consider transfer.  No consent to general jurisdiction by appointment of agent for service of process.
  140. Magwitch, LLC v. Pusser’s West Indies Ltd., 200 So. 3d 216 (Fla. App. Sept. 7, 2016) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  141. Magill v. Ford Motor Co., 379 P.3d 1033 (Colo. Sept. 12, 2016) (Colorado) (product liability – non drug/device). Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service is not consent to general jurisdiction.
  142. Sciortino v. CMG Capital Management Group, Inc., 2016 WL 4799099 (E.D. La. Sept. 14, 2016) (Louisiana) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to sell securities in state not consent to general jurisdiction.
  143. 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 consent to jurisdiction through licensing, registration, or appointment of agent for service of process.  Affirmed 2017 WL 6553374, below.
  144. 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.
  145. U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Bank of America, N.A., 2016 WL 5118298 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2016) (Indiana) (non-product liability). Retransfer denied.  Registration and appointment of in-state agent is neither consent to nor waiver of general jurisdiction.
  146. PHD@Western, LLC v. Rudolf Construction Partners, LLC, 2016 WL 5661637 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 30, 2016) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business alone is insufficient to support any theory of personal jurisdiction.
  147. American Insurance Co. v. R&Q Reinsurance Co., 2016 WL 5930589, at *2 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 12, 2016) (California)  (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent does not create general jurisdiction.
  148. Addelson v. Sanofi S.A., 2016 WL 6216124 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 25, 2016) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent is not consent to general jurisdiction.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.
  149. 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.  Asbestos case.  No consent to jurisdiction by registration and appointment of agent.
  150. Tarver v. Ford Motor Co., 2016 WL 7077045 (W.D. Okla. Dec. 5, 2016) (Oklahoma) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss denied on other grounds (specific jurisdiction).  No consent to general jurisdiction by registration to do business, even though considerable business conducted.  Certification denied, 2017 WL 9477739 (W.D. Okla. March 10, 2017), reconsideration denied, 2017 WL 3527710 (W.D. Okla. Aug. 16, 2017).
  151. Bertolini-Mier v. Upper Valley Neurology Neurosurgery, P.C., 2016 WL 7174646 (D. Vt. Dec. 7, 2016) (Vermont) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Motion to dismiss denied on other grounds pending jurisdictional discovery.  No consent to jurisdiction by registration to do business.
  152. Ace Decade Holdings Ltd. v UBS Ag, 2016 WL 7158077, at *5 (N.Y. Sup. Dec. 7, 2016)  (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration does not create general jurisdiction.
  153. Taormina v. Thrifty Car Rental, 2016 WL 7392214 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2016) (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  154. Minholz v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 227 F. Supp.3d 249  (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 30, 2016) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  155. 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.”
  156. Axxess Technology Solutions Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp., 2017 WL 3841604 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 23, 2017) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Allegation of registration to do business insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  157. 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.
  158. State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, 512 S.W.3d 41 (Mo. Feb. 28, 2017) (Missouri) (non-product liability). Writ of prohibition issued.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  159. Figueroa v. BNSF Railway Co., 390 P.3d 1019 (Or. March 2, 2017) (Oregon) (non-product liability). Mandamus granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service of process.  Registration is not implied consent to personal jurisdiction.
  160. Am Trust v. UBS AG, 681 F. Appx. 587 (9th Cir. March 3, 2017) (California) (non-product liability). Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  Acceptance of service in prior litigation insufficient.
  161. Phoenix Insurance Co. v. Cincinnati Indemnity Co., 2017 2017 WL 3225924 (Mag. D.R.I. March 3, 2017) (Rhode Island) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted. No consent to general jurisdiction through insurance registration and appointment of the agent for service.  The statues cannot be “construed as a consent or submission to personal jurisdiction,” and if they could they would violate Due Process.  Adopted 2017 WL 2983879 (D.R.I. July 13, 2017).
  162. New York Commercial Bank v. Heritage Green Development, LLC, 2017 WL 954197 (Va. Cir. March 7, 2017) (Virginia) (non-product liability).  Motion to quash service granted.  Registration to do business insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  163. Rizack v. Signature Bank, N.A., 2017 WL 5197917 (Fla. Cir. March 20, 2017) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Registration to do business insufficient to establish general jurisdiction.
  164. Kearns v. New York Community Bank, 400 P.3d 182 (table), 2017 WL 1148418 (Kan. App. March 24, 2017) (Kansas) (non-product liability) (unpublished). Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction.  Consent to jurisdiction by registration to do business in-state by non-party subsidiary insufficient.
  165. Muenstermann v. United States, 2017 WL 1408037 (S.D. Ill. April 20, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  166. Mischel v. Safe Haven Enterprises, LLC, 2017 WL 1384214 (N.Y. Sup. April 17, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  Reversed on other grounds, 74 N.Y.S.3d 496 (N.Y.A.D. 2018) (specific jurisdiction).
  167. MacCormack v. The Adel Wiggins Group, 2017 WL 1426009 (E.D. Mo. April 21, 2017) (Missouri) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Granting motion for reconsideration, and dismissing.  No consent to jurisdiction for registration and an appointment of agent for service.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable under Norfolk Southern v. Dolan.
  168. Justiniano v. First Student Management LLC, 2017 WL 1592564 (E.D.N.Y. April 26, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  169. L.A. Gem & Jewelry Design, Inc. v. Ecommerce Innovations, LLC, 2017 WL 1535084 (C.D. Cal. April 27, 2017) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  170. Alvarracin v. Volume Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1842701 (W.D. Mo. May 4, 2017) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Motion to transfer granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  171. McCaffrey v. Windsor at Windermere Ltd. Partnership, 2017 WL 1862326, at *4 (E.D. Pa. May 8, 2017) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  172. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Lemaire, 395 P.3d 1116 (Ariz. App. May 11, 2017) (Arizona) (non-product liability).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss.  No express or implied consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.
  173. Antoon v. Securus Technologies, Inc., 2017 WL 2124466 (W.D. Ark. May 15, 2017) (Arkansas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service, where statute provided express jurisdictional restriction, and “exception [would be] so large as to swallow the rule.”
  174. Madlock v. Westar Energy, Inc., 517 S.W.3d 678 (Mo. App. May 16, 2017) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  Corporate registration is not a basis for general personal jurisdiction.
  175. Matthews v. BNSF Railway Co., 2017 WL 2266891 (W.D. Mo. May 23, 2017) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Motion for reconsideration granted and transferred.  No consent to jurisdiction for registration and appointment of agent for service.
  176. Hood v. Ascent Medical Corp., 691 F. Appx. 8 (2d Cir. May 24, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability). Affirming grant of motion to dismiss.  Forum selection clause insufficient to constitute consent to general jurisdiction. Affirming, 2016 WL 1366920, and 2016 WL 3453656, above.
  177. Mercury Rents, Inc. v. Crenshaw Enterprises Ltd., 2017 WL 2382483 (W.D. La. May 30, 2017) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process are not consent to general jurisdiction.
  178. Famular v. Whirlpool Corp., 2017 WL 2470844 (S.D.N.Y. June 7, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted as to out-of-state class action plaintiffs.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service. Contrary prior precedent longer viable after Bauman.
  179. Siegfried v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2017 WL 2778107 (E.D. Mo. June 27, 2017) (Missouri) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  Out-of-state plaintiffs lacked personal jurisdiction Bauman and BMS.  No consent to jurisdiction through and appointment of agent for service.
  180. Everett v. Aurora Pump Co., 2017 WL 2778091 (E.D. Mo. June 27, 2017) (Missouri) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.
  181. Boswell v. Cable Services Co., 2017 WL 2815077 (D.N.J. June 28, 2017) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Statute lacked “express language” indicating consent.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  182. Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, 898 N.W.2d 70 (Wis. June 30, 2017) (Wisconsin) (non-product liability).  Reversing denial of dismissal and remanding.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of the agent.  Statute contains no language regarding consent or jurisdiction.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.
  183. Dutch Run-Mays Draft, LLC v. Wolf Block, LLP, 164 A.3d 435 (N.J. Super. App. Div. July 5, 2017) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Dismissal for lack of jurisdiction affirmed.  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.
  184. JPB Installers, LLC v. Dancker, Sellew & Douglas, Inc., 2017 WL 2881142 (M.D.N.C. July 6, 2017) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  185. Nationwide Signs, LLC v. National Signs, LLC, 2017 WL 2911577 (E.D. La. July 7, 2017) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  186. Jordan v. Bayer Corp., 2017 WL 3006993 (E.D. Mo. July 14, 2017) (Missouri) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No specific jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims under BMS.
  187. MG Design Assocs. Corp. v. CoStar Realty Information, Inc., 267 F. Supp.3d 1000 (N.D. Ill. July 19, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in pertinent part and denied in part on other grounds.  Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  188. Orafol Americas, Inc. v. DBi Services, LLC, 2017 WL 3473217 (N.D. Ga. July 20, 2017) (Georgia) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  189. Hinkle v. Continental Motors, Inc., 2017 WL 3333120 (M.D. Fla. July 21, 2017) (Florida) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  190. Smith/Hill v. United States Steel Co., No. 170207649, order & hearing transcript (Pa. C.P. Philadelphia Co. July 24, 2017) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Jurisdictional preliminary objections granted. Registration to do business cannot establish general personal jurisdiction after BNSF and BMS.  A state registration statute cannot legitimize what is otherwise a due process violation.
  191. Northern Frac Proppants, II, LLC v. 2011 NF Holdings, LLC, 2017 WL 3275896 (Tex. App. July 27, 2017) (unpublished) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Affirming in part and reversing in part on the basis of lack of jurisdiction.  General jurisdiction not established registration to do business and having agent for service of process.
  192. Johnson v. Sandvik Inc., 2017 WL 3263465, at *3 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 1, 2017) (Michigan) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not support personal jurisdiction over claims with no direct connection to the state.  Reconsideration denied, 2017 WL 3593376 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 21, 2017).
  193. Sebastian v. Davol, Inc., 2017 WL 3325744 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 3, 2017) (North Carolina) (prescription medical product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. Registration to do business does not establish general personal jurisdiction.
  194. Turner v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2017 WL 3310696 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 3, 2017) (Missouri) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No specific jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims under BMS.
  195. Covington v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2017 WL 3433611 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 10, 2017) (Missouri) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No specific jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims under BMS.  Alleged in-state contacts had no connection with the alleged injuries and the allegedly harmful products.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  196. Frontpoint Asian Event Driven Fund, L.P. v. Citibank, N.A., 2017 WL 3600425 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration under banking statute.
  197. Javage v. General Motors, LLC, 2017 WL 6403036 (N.D.W. Va. Aug. 18, 2017) (West Virginia) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Registration to do business insufficient to make corporation “at home” for general jurisdiction purposes.  Affirmed for the reasons stated by the district court, 736 F. Appx. 418 (4th Cir. 2018).
  198. Wilderness USA, Inc. v. DeAngelo Brothers LLC, 265 F. Supp.3d 301 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.  The statute did not support such a reading, and contrary prior precedent is no longer viable after Bauman and Brown.
  199. Antonini v. Ford Motor Co., 2017 WL 3633287 (M.D. Pa. Aug. 23, 2017) (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Registration to do business, among other contacts, insufficient to make corporation “at home” for general jurisdiction purposes.
  200. Guaranteed Rate, Inc. v. Conn, 264 F. Supp.3d 909 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business insufficient to support general jurisdiction.
  201. Jinright v. Johnson & Johnson, Inc., 2017 WL 3731317 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 30, 2017) (Missouri) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted. Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No specific jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims under BMS.  Alleged in-state contacts had no connection with the alleged injuries and the allegedly harmful products.  The in-state contacts belonged to another party.
  202. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. v. APR Energy Holding Ltd., 2017 WL 3841874 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 1, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Granting motion to quash subpoena for lack of jurisdiction.  Compelling discovery requires personal jurisdiction.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration to do business.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  203. Griffin v. Ford Motor Co., 2017 WL 3841890 (W.D. Tex. Sept. 1, 2017) (Texas) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss denied on other grounds (specific jurisdiction).  Registration and agent for service of process insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  204. Amelius v. Grand Imperial LLC, 64 N.Y.S.3d 855 (N.Y. Sup. Sept. 11, 2017) (New York) (non-product liability).  Denying motion to compel compliance with subpoena.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process.  Pre-Bauman contrary cases are no longer good law.
  205. Spratley v. FCA US LLC, 2017 WL 4023348 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2017) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in part. Multi-plaintiff class action complaint.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent for service.  Pre-Bauman contrary cases are no longer good law.  Dismissing claims of non-resident plaintiffs.  A non-resident’s exposure to an alleged nationwide marketing scheme does not establish specific jurisdiction.  No pendent jurisdiction based on single in-state resident’s claims.
  206. Aspen American Insurance Co. v. Interstate Warehousing, Inc., 90 N.E.3d 440 (Ill. Sept. 21, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Jurisdictional theory that would allow non-residents to sue the defendant in every state where it operated a warehouse fails Due Process.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.  The statute did not support such a reading.
  207. Douthit v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4224031 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); Braun v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4224034 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); Bandy v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4224035 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); Pirtle v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4224036 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); Roland v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4224037 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); Woodall v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4237924 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2017); and Berousee v. Janssen Research & Development, LLC, 2017 WL 4255075 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 26, 2017) (Illinois) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted. Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No specific jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims under BMS.  Conducting in-state clinical trials not sufficient contact to support specific personal jurisdiction in suits by non-residents.
  208. HomeRun Products, LLC v. Twin Towers Trading, Inc., 2017 WL 4293145 (D.N.D. Sept. 27, 2017) (North Dakota) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied on other grounds, pending jurisdictional discovery.  Corporate registration does not support general jurisdiction.
  209. Salgado v. OmniSource Corp., 2017 WL 4508085 (Tex. App. Oct. 10, 2017) (Texas) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Affirming dismissal for lack of jurisdiction. No general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent for service.  Contracting with in-state entity not enough for specific jurisdiction where plaintiff and accident are out of state.
  210. Fox v. Johnson & Johnson, 539 S.W.3d 48 (Mo. App. Oct. 17, 2017) (Missouri) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Reversing jury verdict for plaintiff.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Non-resident plaintiff has no basis for jurisdiction over non-resident defendant over injuries occurring out-of-state.  Plaintiff does not get a jurisdictional do-over of arguments that could have been raised earlier.
  211. Sae Han Sheet Co. v. Eastman Chemical Corp., 2017 WL 4769394 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2017) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.  Pre-Bauman contrary cases are no longer good law.  No specific jurisdiction under BMS for harm to a nonresident caused by products not sole in-state.
  212. Western Express, Inc. v. Villanueva, 2017 WL 4785831 (M.D. Tenn. Oct. 24, 2017) (Tennessee) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.
  213. Congdon v. Cheapcaribbean.com, Inc., 2017 WL 5069960, at *8 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 3, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent for service.
  214. Stisser v. SP Bancorp, Inc., 174 A.3d 405 (Md. Nov. 29, 2017) (Maryland) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  Incorporating in-state subsidiary is not consent to jurisdiction, nor confers specific jurisdiction over claims unrelated to the incorporation.
  215. Grice v. VIM Holdings Group, LLC, 2017 WL 6210891 (D. Mass. Dec. 8, 2017) (Massachusetts) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss denied, but only as to specific jurisdiction.  Corporate registration alone is insufficient for personal jurisdiction.
  216. Greene v. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., 289 F. Supp.3d 870 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 11, 2017) (Illinois) (non-product liability). Class action complaint. Granting motion for reconsideration, dismissing claims of nonresident plaintiffs. BMS applies to named plaintiffs in putative class actions. Rejecting pendent jurisdiction. No waiver from failure to assert jurisdictional defense before BMS.
  217. Old Republic Insurance Co. v. Continental Motors, Inc., 877 F.3d 895 (10th Cir. Dec. 15, 2017) (Colorado) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Dismissal affirmed.  A defendant must purposefully direct activities at the forum state, and the plaintiff’s claims must arise out of those activities.  A neutral website and distribution of manuals that a federal agency required be uniform nationwide did not constitute directed activities towards any state.
  218. State ex rel. Bayer Corp. v. Moriarty, 536 S.W.3d 227 (Mo. Dec. 19, 2017) (Missouri) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Mandamus overturning denial of motion to dismiss granted.  Non-residents alleged nothing establishing “related to”/”arising from” specific jurisdiction.  No consent to jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  Any future amendment to be decided in the first instance by the trial court.
  219. Hicks v. Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., 2017 WL 6764054 (Mag. D.N.J. Dec. 20, 2017) (New Jersey) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. Multi-plaintiff complaint. No specific jurisdiction under BMS where plaintiff neither suffered nor harm in nor had any relationship with the forum state.  Adopted 2018 WL 325308 (D.N.J. Jan. 8, 2018).
  220. In re Santa Fe National Tobacco Co. Marketing & Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation, 288 F. Supp. 3d 1087 (D.N.M. Dec. 21, 2017) (New Mexico)  (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to transfer granted.  All plaintiffs who did not file their actions where the defendant was “at home” lack personal jurisdiction over the target defendant in an MDL.  MDL jurisdiction mirrors the transferor districts.  A defendant’s extensive involvement in product marketing, advertising, and overall business development is not activity directed at any other state.  Mere influence over a subsidiary insufficient for alter ego.
  221. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. v. Designed Conveyor Systems, LLC, 717 F. Appx. 394 (5th Cir. Dec. 22, 2017) (Louisiana) (non-product liability). Affirming dismissal. No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process. Pennsylvania Fire is probably overruled. Affirming 2016 WL 4939113, above.
  222. McIntyre v. Olympus America, Inc., 2017 WL 7361560 (Pa. C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 29, 2017) (Pennsylvania) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Granting jurisdictional preliminary objection.  Having corporate subsidiaries registered to do business in a state does not create general jurisdiction.  An isolated recommendation from an in-state subsidiary does not create specific jurisdiction where the product was designed and used out of state.
  223. Nietzold v. Olympus America, Inc., 2017 WL 7361559 (Pa. C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 29, 2017) (Pennsylvania) (pharmaceutical drug product liability).  Granting jurisdictional preliminary objection.  Having corporate subsidiaries registered to do business in a state does not create general jurisdiction.  An isolated recommendation from an in-state subsidiary does not create specific jurisdiction where the product was designed and used out of state.
  224. Travelers Property Casualty Co. v. Hume Lake Christian Camps, Inc., 2018 WL 280025 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 3, 2018) (California) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted. No general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent.
  225. Fundamental Innovation Systems International LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., 2018 WL 279091 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 3, 2018) (New Jersey) (non-product liability). Denying motion to transfer.  No consent to general jurisdiction in transferee forum through registration to do business and appointment of agent. Prior contrary precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  Adopted 2018 WL 837711 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 13, 2018) (same).
  226. Howe v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 2018 WL 2212982 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 5, 2018) (Florida) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.  Class action dismissed as to all out-of-state product sale claims.  Rule 23 cannot expand personal jurisdiction.  No general personal jurisdiction by registration to do business.
  227. LDGP, LLC v. Cynosure, Inc., 2018 WL 439122 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 16, 2018) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Putative nationwide class-action.  Non-residents lack personal jurisdiction to serve as class representatives against non-resident defendants.  Similar claims by residents cannot create jurisdiction for non-residents.
  228. DeBernardis v. NBTY, Inc., 2018 WL 461228 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 18, 2018) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Putative nationwide class-action.  BMS probably outlaws nationwide class actions where general jurisdiction over the defendant is lacking.  Dismissing claims seeking to recover on behalf of nonresident plaintiffs.
  229. Harter v. Ascension Health, 2018 WL 496911 (D. Ariz. Jan. 22, 2018) (Arizona) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No consent to jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of an agent. No alter ego.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  230. Moseley v. Suzuki Motor, Inc., 2018 WL 539330 (D. Idaho Jan. 24, 2018) (Idaho) (product liability – non-drug/device). Motion to dismiss granted.  Stream of commerce personal jurisdiction without state-targeted conduct does not exist. No alter ego.
  231. Dyson v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 534375 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 24, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  232. SPV Osus Ltd. v. UBS AG, 882 F.3d 333 (2d Cir. Feb. 9, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  Absent reliance on defendant’s in-state contacts, such contacts cannot be suit related so as to establish jurisdiction.
  233. In re Nexus 6P Products Liability Litigation, 2018 WL 827958 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2018) (California) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted. Putative nationwide and multistate class-action. No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and the appointment of agent.  Case-linked jurisdiction cannot be determined without evidence of where plaintiffs resided and where they purchased relevant products.  Jurisdictional conduct must be suit related.  Jurisdictional discovery limited to suit related conduct permitted.
  234. Jordan v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 837700, slip op. (E.D. Mo. Feb. 13, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.   Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims  based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  235. Perficient, Inc. v. Continuant, Inc., 546 S.W.3d 610 (Mo. App. Feb. 20, 2018) (Missouri) (non-product liability).  Affirming dismissal.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent.
  236. McClain v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 3725777, slip op. (E.D. Mo. Feb. 20, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Following Dyson.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  237. Johnson v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 999972 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 21, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims  based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  238. Schaffer v. Bayer Corp.,  2018 WL 999980 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 21, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims  based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  239. Ford Motor Co. v. Cejas, 2018 WL 1003791 (Tex. App. Feb. 22, 2018) (Texas) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Registration to do business, along with many other in-state contacts, insufficient to establish  general personal jurisdiction.
  240. Shuker v. Smith & Nephew, PLC, 885 F.3d 760 (3d Cir. March 1, 2018) (Pennsylvania) (prescription medical device product liability).  Affirming dismissal in part.  After BMS, stream of commerce personal jurisdiction without state-targeted conduct no longer exists. Limited jurisdictional discovery on alter ego theory.
  241. SprayFoamPolymers.com, LLC v. Luciano, 2018 WL 1220891 (Tex. App. March 9, 2018) (Texas) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Finding of jurisdiction reversed.  Statements by third parties about their relationship with defendant are not in-state contacts of the defendant.  Plaintiff failed to establish injury arising from any purposeful in-state conduct by the defendant.
  242. Gorton v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., 303 F. Supp.3d 278 (M.D. Pa. March. 19, 2018)  (Pennsylvania) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Multiple motions to dismiss, some granted, some not, in asbestos case.  Mere manifestation of injury in the forum does not establish specific jurisdiction.  Asbestos plaintiffs must be exposed in the forum.  Pennsylvania registration statute can establish general jurisdiction by consent, but only after 1978, when the statute was amended to so state, and only for periods during which particular corporations were registered.  Asbestos exposure when a corporation was not registered in Pennsylvania cannot establish jurisdiction.
  243. Humphries v. Allstate Insurance Co., 2018 WL 1510441 (D. Ariz. March 27, 2018) (Arizona) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted. No in-state physical presence. No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent. Such “categorical assertion of general jurisdiction” is prohibited by Bauman and BNSF.
  244. Perry v. JMT Capital Management, LLC, 2018 WL 1635855 (N.D. Ill. April 5, 2018) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent for service of process.
  245. Al Haj v. Pfizer Inc., 2018 WL 1784126 (N.D. Ill. April 13, 2018) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss nonresident representative class plaintiff granted.  Multi-plaintiff nationwide putative class action.  Identity between resident and nonresident claims insufficient to confer jurisdiction over the nonresident plaintiffs.  No consent to jurisdiction based registration to do business, agent for service of process, or defense of previous lawsuits.  No jurisdictional difference between class actions and other types of litigation.
  246. Debbie’s Staffing Services, Inc. v. Highpoint Risk Services, LLC, 2018 WL 1918603 (M.D.N.C. April 20, 2018) (North Carolina) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.    No general jurisdiction through registration to do business.
  247. Bralich v. Sullivan, 2018 WL 1938297 (D. Haw. April 23, 2018) (Hawaii) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No in-state physical presence.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration and appointment of agent.  No stream of commerce jurisdiction.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  248. Huzinec v. Six Flags Great Adventure, LLC, 2018 WL 1919956 (D. N.J. April 24, 2018) (New Jersey) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted as to third-party defendants.  No specific jurisdiction where third-party claims were too attenuated from the negligence that allegedly caused the accident at suit.  None of the goods or services defendants purchased were alleged to have been negligent.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  249. Horowitz v. AT&T, Inc., 2018 WL 1942525 (D.N.J. April 25, 2018) (New Jersey) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted, dismissing three related defendants.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  No alter ego as to any of the related defendants.  Holding company not subject to general or specific jurisdiction.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business and appointment of agent.  Contrary prior precedent no longer viable after Bauman.  BMS bars class actions by non-resident plaintiffs against non-resident defendants.  One defendant subjected to specific jurisdiction due to direct contacts with plaintiffs.
  250. Chernus v. Logitech, Inc., 2018 WL 1981481 (D. N.J. April 27, 2018) (New Jersey) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in part.  Putative nationwide and multi-state class-action.  Nonresident representative class plaintiff and subclass members dismissed.  Larger issue of whether BMS foreclosed jurisdiction over non-resident absent class members was premature.
  251. Blackburn v. Shire US, 2018 WL 2159927 (N.D. Ala. May 10, 2018) (Alabama) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to amend denied.  Amendment to add non-manufacturing NDA holder futile for lack of personal jurisdiction.  Neither FDA approval nor allegedly creating a defective label did not target any particular state.  No alter ego.  Reconsideration denied, 2018 WL 2159927 (N.D. Ala. May 10, 2018). Seeking FDA approval of a product is not conduct specifically directed to any state.
  252. Chavez v. Church & Dwight Co., 2018 WL 2238191 (N.D. Ill. May 16, 2018) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in part.  Non-forum aspects of putative nationwide class action dismissed.  Claims of out-of-state residents against foreign corporation do not arise in the forum.  BMS applies equally to class actions.
  253. Campbell v. Acme Insulations, Inc., 105 N.E.3d 984 (Ill. App. May 18, 2018) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Non-resident asbestos plaintiff cannot obtain specific jurisdiction over non-resident defendant for exposure to defendant’s products that took place elsewhere.  Continuous and substantial in-state non-asbestos business is not case related, nor is it consent.  Registration to do business is not consent to jurisdiction unrelated to in-state business.  Neither plaintiff’s in-state exposure to other asbestos products, nor plaintiff’s out-of-state exposure to defendant’s products can be a case-related contact.  Purported evidence of in-state exposure to defendant’s products was incompetent.  Personal jurisdiction “by necessity” does not exist.
  254. Metropolitan Group Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., 2018 WL 2422023 (D.N.J. May 29, 2018) (New Jersey) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business is not implied consent to general jurisdiction.
  255. Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., 2018 WL 3043601, slip op. (Pa. C.P. May 30, 2018) (Pennsylvania) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Corporate defendant, not subject to general or specific personal jurisdiction, cannot remain in suit under consent theory based on registration to do business.  Pennsylvania’s registration statute specifying “general” jurisdiction, is unconstitutional under the due process principles of Bauman and BMS.  The statute creates a Hobson’s choice and is not voluntary consent.  Personal jurisdiction beyond Bauman/BMS violates due process.  Pennoyer-era cases treating corporate registration as consent are no longer valid.  On appeal at 802 EDA 2018 (Pa. Super.).
  256. Molock v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., 317 F. Supp.3d 1 (D.D.C. June 11, 2018) (District of Columbia) (non-product liability).  Certifying denial of motion to dismiss to appellate court.  Does BMS apply to bar nationwide class actions where non-resident absent class members would be suing non-resident defendants?  Court previously denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.
  257. Kellman v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., 313 F. Supp.3d 1031 (N.D. Cal. June 12, 2018) (California) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No specific jurisdiction over nonresident defendants based on Internet presence.  No alter ego.
  258. Beasley v. Providence Hospital, 2018 WL 2994380 (S.D. Ala. June 13, 2018) (Alabama) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in pertinent part and denied on other grounds.  General jurisdiction is not available based on appointment of agent and registration to do business, which are not “exceptional” circumstances..
  259. ASEA/AFSCME Local Health 52 Health Benefits Trust v. Abbot Laboratories, 2018 WL 3022670 (N.D. Ill. June 18, 2018) (Illinois) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No alter ego.  Forum state contacts must both relate to the lawsuit and be created by the defendant.  Plaintiff did not pay for the product in state nor were the surgeries in-state.  Specific jurisdiction cannot be premised on claims of unnamed class members.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  260. Rodriguez v. City of Philadelphia, 2018 WL 3036283 (E.D. Pa. June 18, 2018) (Iowa) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Denying motion for reconsideration of dismissal.  Targeting a national market does not amount to purposeful availment of the privilege of conducting activities in a specific state.  In-state contacts post-dating suit are irrelevant.
  261. Goellner-Grant v. JLG Industries, Inc., 2018 WL 3036453 (E.D. Mo. June 19, 2018) (Missouri) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  An in-state sales network does not establish jurisdiction where the product was not sold in-state.  The sales network was not a connection to the events of this case.
  262. Jeffs v. Ford Motor Co., McManaway v. KBR, Inc., 695 F. Supp.2d 883, 895 (S.D. Ind. 2010) (following Wilson; pre-Bauman).  (Ill. App. June 12, 2018) (unpublished) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Reversing denial of motion to dismiss in asbestos case.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.  No case-linked jurisdiction where all exposure took place out of state.
  263. Matter of Grabowski v. A.O. Smith Corp., 2018 WL 3158514 (N.Y. Sup. June 27, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of an agent and registration to do business.  No general jurisdiction over separately incorporated subsidiary of parent that was once at home in-state.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Defendant’s several in-state facilities unrelated to plaintiff’s claims are insufficient.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.
  264. Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson, ___S.W.3d ___, 2018 WL 3193652 (Mo. App. June 29, 2018) (Missouri) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Reversing jury verdict for plaintiff.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  A non-resident plaintiff may not establish personal jurisdiction simply by joining his or her claims to a resident’s pleading.  No case-linked jurisdiction over nonresident defendant over injuries to nonresident plaintiff from products sold out-of-state.  Plaintiff does not get a jurisdictional do-over of arguments that could have been raised earlier.
  265. Kyowa Seni Co. v ANA Aircraft Technics, Co., 80 N.Y.S.3d 866 (N.Y. Sup. July 5, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.  Overseas activities unrelated to defendant’s in-state activities cannot establish case-linked jurisdiction.
  266. Staker & Parson Companies, Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co.,  2018 WL 3575314 (D. Utah July 25, 2018) (Utah) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business and appointment of an agent for service of process do not establish general jurisdiction.
  267. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 3575072 (N.Y. Sup. July 25, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business. Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.  Listing on in-state stock exchange does not create general jurisdiction.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.
  268. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 3601393 (N.Y. Sup. July 27, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  269. Hinton v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 3725776, slip op. (E.D. Mo. July 27, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  270. Daniel v. Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, 2018 WL 3650015 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Non-resident aspects of class action dismissed.  Products purchased elsewhere have no connection to the state.  No pendent jurisdiction.  CAFA does not authorize non-resident class actions.
  271. Megadrill Services Ltd. v. Brighouse, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2018 WL 3652765 (Tex. App. Aug. 2, 2018) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.  Participation in unrelated prior litigation in the forum state is not perpetual consent to general jurisdiction.  No case-linked jurisdiction because plaintiff’s injuries were not related to in-state refurbishment.
  272. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 3636296 , slip op. (N.Y. Sup. July 31, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.   Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  273. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 3697135 (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 3, 2018 )(New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.   Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  274. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 36971353 (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 3, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Case-linked jurisdiction confined to adjudication of issues deriving from, or connected with, the very controversy that establishes jurisdiction.  Without such connection, amount of unrelated in-state activity does not matter.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.   Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  275. EZScreenPrint LLC v. SmallDog Prints LLC, 2018 WL 3729745 (D. Ariz. Aug. 6, 2018) (Arizona) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration of a domain name with an in-state company does not establish general jurisdiction.
  276. Kuhar v. Petzl Co., 2018 WL 3727368 (D.N.J. Aug. 6, 2018) (New Jersey) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Unrelated in-state purchases do not create case-linked jurisdiction.  Simply placing an item into the stream of commerce, even where it is foreseeable that the item will end up in the forum state, is not enough to establish case-linked jurisdiction.  Alter ego inapplicable where plaintiff dealt in-state with none of the alleged alter egos.
  277. Gaines v. General Motors, LLC, 2018 WL 3752336 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 7, 2018) (California) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Leave to amend to add non-forum class action claims denied.  Class actions under state law cannot involve non-resident plaintiffs suing non-resident defendants over out-of-state activity.  Whether an action is brought as a class action has no real effect on whether a defendant can challenge a court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over it.
  278. Mark Doyle Construction, LLC v. TriHM Foundation, LLC, 2018 WL 3763014 (W.D. La. Aug. 8, 2018) (Louisiana) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to do business.
  279. Wartsila North America, Inc. v. International Center for Dispute Resolution, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2018 WL 3870015 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 14, 2018) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through registration to conduct insurance business.  On appeal, No. 18-20642 (5th Cir.).
  280. New York City Asbestos Litigation, 2018 WL 3859695 (N.Y. Sup. Aug. 14, 2018) (New York) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman.  Defendant’s in-state activities had nothing to do with plaintiff’s exposure, which was entirely out of state.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  281. Wartsila North America, Inc. v. International Center for Dispute Resolution, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2018 WL 3870015 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 14, 2018) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Being licensed did not create general jurisdiction.
  282. Indelicato v. Liberty Transportation, Inc., 2018 WL 3934074 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 16, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Transfer granted.  Registration to do business, even with other in-state contacts, insufficient to create general jurisdiction.
  283. Storms v. Haugland Energy Group, LLC, 2018 WL 4347603 (Mag. S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2018), adopted, 2018 WL 4347604 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 4, 2018) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.
  284. Waite v. All Acquisition Corp., 901 F.3d 1307 (11th Cir. Aug. 23, 2018) (Florida) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed in asbestos case.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.  Overly broad interpretation of corporate registration as consent implicates Bauman.
  285. Reinbold v. Advanced Auto Parts, Inc., 2018 WL 4051830 (S.D. Ill. Aug. 24, 2018) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted in asbestos case.  Non-resident plaintiffs cannot obtain case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident defendants over out-of-state exposures or injuries.
  286. Moore v. Bayer Corp., 2018 WL 4144795 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 29, 2018) (Missouri) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to remand denied and motion to dismiss granted.  Misjoined, multi-plaintiff complaints no longer preclude removal.  No general jurisdiction under Bauman.  No case-linked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiff claims based on in-state clinical trials and product marketing.  Plaintiffs were neither enrolled in the trials and nor exposed to the marketing.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  287. Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. v. Ghilotti, ___ So.3d ___, 2018 WL 4100386 (Fla. App. Aug. 29, 2018) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Denial of motion to dismiss reversed.   No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.
  288. Cunningham v. Nationwide Security Solutions, Inc., 2018 WL 4575005 (Mag. N.D. Tex. Aug. 31, 2018), adopted, 2018 WL 4568803 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 24, 2018) (Texas) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration to do business does not create general jurisdiction.
  289. Fekah v. Baker Hughes, Inc., 2018 WL 4257338 (N.Y. Sup. Sept. 6, 2018) (New York)  (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.
  290. Hitachi Data Systems Credit Corp. v. Precision Discovery, Inc., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2018 WL 4284290 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Registration does not create general jurisdiction.
  291. In re Talc Products Liability Litigation, 2018 WL 4340012 (Del. Super. Sept. 10, 2018) (Delaware) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Multiple motions to dismiss granted.   In-state marketing, contracts, and product testing are insufficient to establish case-linked jurisdiction for non-resident plaintiffs who were not affected by these activities.  No jurisdiction based on in-state subsidiaries, agency or conspiracy.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  292. DeLeon v. BNSF Railway Co., 426 P.3d 1 (Mont. Sept. 11, 2018) (non-product liability).  Grant of motion to dismiss affirmed.  No consent to general jurisdiction through appointment of agent and registration to do business.  Prior contrary precedent is no longer viable after Bauman, and would eliminate Bauman‘s due process limitations.
  293. Morgan v. Trokamed GmbH, 2018 WL 4388457 (W.D. Wis. Sept. 14, 2018) (Wisconsin) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Overseas manufacturer’s obtaining approval from the FDA were not contacts with any particular state that could constitute purposeful availment of any state’s market.  Any in-state contacts were those of the defendant’s distributor, not of the defendant.
  294. Muray v.Cirrus Design Corp., 2018 WL 4550399 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2018) (Illinois) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  That the product was involved in an in-state accident was fortuitous and did not establish case-linked jurisdiction.  The accident did not arise from and was not related to any activity by the defendant in the jurisdiction.
  295. Hawes v. Macy’s Inc., 2018 WL 4680813 (S.D. Ohio Sept. 28, 2018) (Ohio) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  No jurisdiction state over manufacturer and distributor for purchase of products in other states by non-residents. Engaging in “nationwide course of conduct” insufficient for specific jurisdiction over non-residents.
  296. Doucet v. FCA US LLC, 2018 WL 48546324 (D.N.H. Oct. 5, 2018) (New Hampshire) (product liability – non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Plaintiff’s injuries did not arise from or relate to the defendant’s in-state activity because those activities were not a proximate cause.  The product that allegedly injured him was not sold by the defendant in the state.  Specific personal jurisdiction denied.  Jurisdictional discovery denied.
  297. Dochnal v. Thomson Reuters Corp., 2018 WL 5045205 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 17, 2018) (Tennessee) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  In-state activities satisfy the “arise from”  test only if they are the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s claimed injuries.  No in-state activity caused plaintiff’s harm.
  298. Adwar Casting Co. v. Star Gems, Inc., 2018 WL 5084826 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 18, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  No consent to general jurisdiction via forum selection clause in website terms of use.  No requirement of “affirmative assent,” the website did not alert the user to possibility of jurisdiction. Motion to amend denied.
  299. In re Del Valle Ruiz, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2018 WL 5095672 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2018) (non-product liability).  Motion to conduct third-party discovery granted.  Bank’s supervision by state agency does not create general jurisdiction, even with other in-state contacts.
  300. Gazzillo v. Ply Gem Industries, 2018 WL 5253050 (N.D.N.Y. Oct. 22, 2018) (New York) (non-product liability). Motion to dismiss granted.  Multi-plaintiff class action complaint.  Non-resident plaintiffs who did not buy products in the forum state could not exercise specific jurisdiction over nonresident manufacturer and distributor regardless of how much in-state business the defendant conducted.
  301. A.T. v. Hahn, ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2018 WL 5278699 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 24, 2018) (Missouri) (product liability-non-drug/device).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Stream of commerce specific jurisdiction theory no longer viable.  Relationships with third parties that have in-state contacts are insufficient.  No alter ego.
  302. Mussat v. IQVIA Inc., 2018 WL 5311903 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2018) (Illinois) (non-product liability).  Motion to strike nationwide class claims granted.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Defendant did not waive a then-unknown personal jurisdiction defense.  No specific jurisdiction over claims of nonresident absent class members would violate due process.  Nationwide class actions may no longer be brought in fora where the defendant is not subject to general jurisdiction.  A defendant’s due process rights remain constant whether the action is brought by an individual, as a mass tort, or as a class action.  The Rules Enabling Act forbids a class action from expanding jurisdiction.
  303. Lee v. Branch Banking & Trust Co., 2018 WL 5633995 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2018) (Florida) (non-product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted in part.  Multi-plaintiff complaint.  Dismissing claims by non-resident class members absent any connection with forum.  Registration to do business and appointment of agent for service insufficient for general jurisdiction under Bauman. (Caveat: ruling that BMS did not require dismissal of claims against absent class members).
  304. Wagner v. Terumo Medical Corp., 2018 WL 6075951, at *5 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 21, 2018) (California) (prescription medical device product liability).  Motion to dismiss granted.  Corporate designation of an agent for service of process and registration to do business is not consent to general personal jurisdiction.  No specific jurisdiction based on product sold before defendant bought the rights to that product.