In Florida, Personal Jurisdiction Exists Where Liability is Inherited from Predecessor

A federal district court judge denied Corteva Inc. and DuPont de Nemours Inc.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought again them for lack of personal jurisdiction. The companies claimed that the plaintiff, the city of Stuart, Florida, lacked jurisdiction over them because they are based in Delaware, but the court disagreed. The court held that personal jurisdiction existed over both companies because the companies each contractually assumed the historic liabilities of their predecessor.

March 10, 2022 | In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation Case No. 2:18-mn-2873 (D.S.C.)

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