SCOTUS Tackles Venue and Jurisdiction Issues in Trio of Decisions
The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a trilogy of cases this term that together confront issues of venue, general personal jurisdiction, and specific personal jurisdiction. See TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017); BNSF Railway v. Tyrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (2017); Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of Cal., No. 16-466, 2017 WL 2621322 (U.S. June 19, 2017). This article reviews the new trio of civil procedure cases and summarizes the impact they are likely to have on forum choice.