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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California
Citation:137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017)
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The plaintiffs were non-residents of California who allegedly suffered injuries from using Plavix, a drug manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Defendant). Bristol-Myers was a Delaware corporation that maintained most of its operations in New York and New Jersey, but engaged in some significant business activities in California. However, none of the activities in California were related to the drug Plavix. The plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers in a California court, and it argued there was a lack of specific jurisdiction.
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