Judge Finds Raytheon’s Contacts With State Insufficient For Jurisdiction

Mealey's (August 21, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — Neither registering to do business in a state nor employing a small amount of people in that state subjects a company to general jurisdiction, a federal judge in New Jersey held Aug. 20 in dismissing asbestos claims (James McCourt and Mabel McCourt v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 14-221, D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110111).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150826-019Z.)

James and Mabel McCourt filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. The McCourts filed suit...
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