Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2017, 9:38 PM

Big Fights Ahead Over Where Class Actions Can Be Filed

Bloomberg Law - Staff Reports

By Martina Barash

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where people can sue companies could dramatically limit the location and scope of class litigation across the U.S.

Or it may not.

It’s too early to tell how lower and intermediate appeals courts will apply Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court to class actions, practitioners tell Bloomberg Law.

One thing, however, is perfectly clear: Class action litigators are preparing to go to war over where class suits, particularly nationwide suits, can now be filed.

Many defense attorneys are expected to argue that Bristol-Myers, known as BMS, forecloses all such suits, ...

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