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Where Is My Case: Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District

May 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom Link – Register here »
In Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eight Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021), the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the circumstances in which a state court can assert personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation whose products cause harm in the forum state. In a divided set of opinions, the Court held that, to support specific jurisdiction, the defendant’s contacts with the forum state need not cause the alleged harm using a “but for” test, so long as the cause of action arose out of the defendant’s contacts in some way. Ford aggressively marketed and supported its cars in the forum states, even though the vehicles involved in the accidents were sold elsewhere and then re-sold to buyers in those states. This webinar will explain the holding and how it affects the law of personal jurisdiction. It will also discuss implications for future interstate litigation, and the potential implications of the concurring opinions for the future of the law of personal jurisdiction given the new composition of SCOTUS.


Robert Adler, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Eric Olson, Partner, Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell and Olson

1 hour CLE credit (pending).

For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059.

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May 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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