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On Thursday afternoon, Judge Stephen Stobbs presided over opening statements in a trial in Madison County, Illinois, that could result in the first jury award for a plaintiff in an asbestos-related case since 2003.
Recently, in Roberts v. Crabtree RV Ctr., Inc., the Court (Calmer, J.) granted the defendant Crabtree RV Center Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss the plaintiff’s Complaint on the ground that the Court lacked personal jurisdiction. Superior Court, judicial district of New London, Docket No. CV-17-6030768-S, 2018 Conn. Super. LEXIS 989 (May 17, 2018).
Online content has the ability to spread like wildfire. Social media and blog postings can go viral moments after being posted, often by publishers who had no idea of the impact it would have upon being posted.
In a previous article, we examined the prerequisites for a Court to exercise in personam jurisdiction over a Defendant. Equally important for defense counsel is to determine whether the case can be removed to federal court.
Please join me at Perrin Conferences' National Asbestos Litigation Conference on October 1-3, 2018 at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. I will be speaking on a panel titled Jurisdictional Update - Overview of the Most Active and Emerging Jurisdictions.
It is fair to assume that most attorneys will miss at least one filing deadline at some point during their career. When this happens, the million dollar question becomes whether the Court will accept the filing past the deadline.