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District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide
District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Federal district courts are divided on whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction is applicable to class actions.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb decision, handed down just over a year ago, found that a California state court did not have jurisdiction in a mass tort action over many of the plaintiffs that were not residents of the state, and where the defendant was not incorporated or headquartered.

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