Appellate Law News and Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses The Scope Of Specific Personal Jurisdiction

Published: Sep 27, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed the scope of personal jurisdiction over defendants in products-liability actions in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court et al., 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021). The decision gives guidance on where companies can potentially be sued for injuries arising from their products...

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Raising Unpreserved Issues On Appeal

Published: Sep 25, 2021
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One of the more well established appellate doctrines in Michigan (and elsewhere) is that an issue that isn't preserved in the trial court won't be considered on appeal. 1 But are there exceptions? Let's find out. General Rule of Issue Preservation As the Michigan Supreme Court explained in Walters v...

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Are Third-Party E-commerce Sites, Such As Amazon, “Seller” In Products Liability Cases? Texas Supreme Court To Decide.

Published: Sep 23, 2021
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Currently, the Texas Products Liability Act defines a "seller" as "a person who is engaged in the business of distributing or otherwise placing, for any commercial purpose, in the stream of commerce for use or consumption a product or any component part thereof."1 The Texas Supreme Court is set to determine...

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