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GOODYEAR DUNLAP TIRES OPERATIONS v. BROWN

Docket No.: 10-76
Certiorari Granted: 09/28/10
Argued: January 11, 2011
Decided: 06/27/11

Topics:

Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment

PartyNames: Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A., et al. v. Edgar D. Brown, et ux., Co-Administrators of the Estate of Julian David Brown, et al.
Petitioner: Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A., et al.
Respondent: Edgar D. Brown, et ux., Co-Administrators of the Estate of Julian David Brown, et al.

Court Below: Court of Appeals of North Carolina
Citation: 681 S.E.2d 382

Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A., et al.
v.
Edgar D. Brown, et ux., Co-Administrators of the Estate of Julian David Brown, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether a foreign corporation is subject to general personal jurisdiction, on causes of action not arising out of or related to any contacts between it and the forum state, merely because other entities distribute in the forum state products placed in the stream of commerce by the defendant.

Question:

May a consumer sue a foreign manufacturer in a U.S. court when the manufacturer’s only connection with the United States is that another company sells its products in this country?

Note:

TO BE ARGUED IN TANDEM WITH 09-1343

GOODYEAR DUNLAP TIRES OPERATIONS v. BROWN
ORAL ARGUMENT

01/11/11

Listen to Oral Argument in GOODYEAR DUNLAP TIRES OPERATIONS v. BROWN
Holding: reversed
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
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