We have written extensively on this blog about personal jurisdiction and how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California changed the rules regarding specific jurisdiction.
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In two recent appellate court decisions, the California Court of Appeal refused to exert general jurisdiction over the foreign defendants.  These decisions provide important guidance for foreign entities with California contacts regarding the ability of California courts to assert jurisdiction over them in civil lawsuits.
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