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March 2010

New Jersey residents can sue foreign companies in state court, high court rules

Partners Jonathan Miller and Michael Galpern were recently interviewed by Trial magazine of the American Association for Justice for their role in the recent Nicastro v. McIntyre Machinery victory. The full text of the article is found below:

March 4, 2010
New Jersey residents can sue foreign companies in state court, high court rules

Carmel Sileo

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a foreign manufacturer can be sued in New Jersey state court for selling dangerous products there. In affirming an intermediate court decision, the states highest court held that a foreign manufacturer that places a defective product in the stream of commerce through a distribution scheme that targets a national market, which includes New Jersey, may be subject to the in personam jurisdiction of a New Jersey court in a product liability action. (Nicastro v. McIntyre Machinery, 2010 WL 343563 (N.J. Feb. 2, 2010).)

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