News/ColumnsAmanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal
Access to Plaintiff-Friendly Jurisdictions Constrained in 'Game-Changing' SCOTUS Ruling
Monday's landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in "Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California" has already had a massive impact. In mere hours, a judge in Missouri granted a motion for mistrial in a pivotal trial over Johnson & Johnson's baby powder due to the court's decision. Even plaintiffs lawyers concede that "Bristol-Myers" took a hatchet to a lucrative growth area in mass torts: Lawsuits brought on behalf of dozens of individuals in venues considered more favorable to plaintiffs.
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