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Should Foreign Corporations Have to Submit to General Jurisdiction to Do Business in NY?

A bill proposed by New York’s Office of Court Administration (“OCA”), seeking to avoid the applicability of a U.S. Supreme Court case handed down in January 2014, will likely be introduced in the upcoming New York State Legislature session.

In Daimler AG v. Bauman, 571 U.S. 310 (2014), 22 Argentinean citizens sued the German company in California for alleged crimes against humanity committed in Argentina. The Supreme Court held that California courts could not exercise “general jurisdiction” over Daimler because it is incorporated in Germany and has its principal place of business in that country.  (Read More)