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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown
Citation:564 U.S. 915, 131 S.Ct. 2846, 180 L.Ed.2d 796 (2011)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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After two young boys from North Carolina were killed in a bus accident in Paris, France, the boys’ parents (Plaintiffs) brought suit in North Carolina against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, an Ohio company, and three of is subsidiaries operating in Turkey, France, and Luxembourg (Defendants). The Defendants had no place of business, employees, or bank accounts in North Carolina, nor did they design, manufacture, advertise, sell, or ship products to the state. On these facts, the Defendants moved to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.
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