Post-Mallory, Calif. Personal Jurisdiction Unlikely To Expand


Virginia F. Milstead Raza Rasheed

Partner Virginia Milstead and associate Raza Rasheed discuss the Supreme Court’s decision, in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., to uphold a Pennsylvania statue requiring out-of-state companies to submit to general personal jurisdiction of the state’s courts in order to do businesses there. Ms. Milstead and Mr. Rasheed consider the impact of the decision and whether it will prompt other states, like California, to experiment with similar laws.