Does Daimler v. Bauman Portend an End to Madison County’s Reign as a Top Magnet Jurisdiction?

Defendants in asbestos and other mass tort litigation should use Daimler v. Bauman to challenge blatant forum shopping by plaintiffs’ counsel in “magnet” jurisdictions such as Madison county. Unless the defendant is incorporated or has its principal place of business in the forum state, it will have a very strong argument that Daimler forecloses the exercise of general personal jurisdiction and that the case must be dismissed unless the plaintiff can establish specific personal jurisdiction.

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