Can a state court assert personal jurisdiction over a foreign component part manufacturer if the part was manufactured and sold overseas, but the manufacturer knew it was intended for use in a consumer product sold in the United States? This was the issue we faced while representing a Japanese manufacturer, whose battery cells were incorporated into smart phones sold throughout the United States. Continue Reading Reinforcing Purposeful Availment

The concept of personal jurisdiction refers to a court’s authority to order a defendant to answer legal claims filed in a particular state. “Lack of personal jurisdiction” is a powerful defense that will not only get the defendant out of the case at the very outset but also deter any future cases brought against that defendant in the same state. Continue Reading The Law of Personal Jurisdiction Is About to Be Changed Again – What Life Science Companies Should Expect

Back in January, we reported New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have amended the state’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to define and legalize the statewide use of electric scooters and electric bicycles. Continue Reading New York Finally Passes Legislation Regulating the Use of E-Bicycles and E-Scooters

With the urgent need for more ventilators in the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the U.S. Automakers answer our country’s call for help by shifting their focus from manufacturing vehicles to manufacturing ventilators. Continue Reading Will the PREP Act Adequately Protect U.S. Automakers That Are Now Making Ventilators from Future Product Liability Claims?

In a flurry of year-end activity, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a series of legislative vetoes – at least three of which should be of interest to our readers.

Continue Reading New York’s Governor Ends Year with Three Important Legislative Vetoes