Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. The Super. Ct. of S.F. Cnty.


(Cal., filed September 2014): Arguing that it is improper for California courts to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over a company that has no connection whatsoever to California, except for the fact that its product is sold in the state.  Urged the state high court to grant cert and rehear the case.

Court granted cert

Petition for cert granted on November 19, 2014.  

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