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July 2018

SCOTUS' Bristol Meyers Decision Applies to Personal Jurisdiction in Connecticut State Court

Posted July 24, 2018

In 2017 in Bristol Meyers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the United States Supreme Court narrowed the concept of personal jurisdiction. Bristol Meyers requires that the state where the plaintiff brings suit must have some affiliation with an act or occurrence that forms the controversy. Basically, whatever bad happened, some of it must have occurred in the state where the plaintiff has sued.