Anticipation Builds for Huge SCOTUS Ruling on Forum-Shopping

, The National Law Journal


Civil litigators and corporate counsel can almost taste victory in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, seen as the term's most important case on jurisdiction.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    If by inconsistent verdicts Robert Peck means more reasonable and just verdicts in evenhanded jurisdictions that are actually connected to the facts in a given case, he‘s correct. For only a shameless plaintiffs‘ bar parasite would argue with a straight face that corporate defendants should be dragged across the country into Judicial Hellholes jurisdictions as readily as Chinese dissidents are dragged out of bed and into cold, dark cells in the middle of the night. My Joe Namath prediction in BMS is an 8-1 reversal of the crazy California Supreme Court majority.

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