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HP Loses Fight to Sue Testing Company in Oregon Over Explosion

Aug. 6, 2021, 9:41 PM

HP Inc. lost its bid to litigate claims in Oregon against a safety testing company over its approval of a hydrogen generator that exploded because the out-of-state company’s contacts there didn’t make the suit foreseeable, the state top court ruled.

Oregon courts lack jurisdiction over TÜV Rheinland of North America Inc. even though a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision had the effect of broadening the state’s jurisdiction rules, Justice Meagan A. Flynn said Thursday for the Oregon Supreme Court.

A prior Oregon precedent, in light of Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, stated “an unduly narrow ...

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