Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2020, 9:55 AM

Where to Sue a Car Company for Defects? SCOTUS Might Weigh in

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

People injured by cars and other products sold outside the state where they live would have a lot on the line if the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take two Ford Motor Co. cases, product liability attorneys say.

Ford argues it shouldn’t face a lawsuit in Minnesota for Minnesota resident Adam Bandemer’s injury there, or in Montana for the death of a Montana driver, Markkaya Jean Gullett.

Plaintiffs in both cases blame alleged defects in used Ford vehicles that were originally sold in other states.

Ford says those courts in Minnesota and Montana shouldn’t be able to exercise specific ...

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