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The Morning Risk Report: Scotus Railroad Ruling Affects Lawsuit Filings

The Wall Street Journal

12 Jun 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that BNSF Railway Co. couldn’t be sued in a state where it’s not incorporated and doesn’t have its chief place of business, setting a precedent of limiting where companies can be sued. Morrison & Foerster litigation co-chair Grant J. Esposito offers his expertise on what that means for companies moving forward in The Wall Street Journal article “The Morning Risk Report: Scotus Railroad Ruling Affects Lawsuit Filings.”

“Companies no longer have to guesstimate what it would cost to be sued in each of the 50 states,” he said. “They can look at the laws in those jurisdictions to get a better handle on what to expect from an exposure and an expense standpoint.”

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