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13 Jul 2017 Post-BMS, Are Clinical Trial Sites the New Hook for Hailing Out-of-State Pharmaceutical Defendants into Court?

  The ink has only recently dried on the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 19 personal jurisdiction decision in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, and already, we’re seeing courts and litigants grapple with the reach of the court’s holding. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s recent decision in Dubose v. Bristol-Myers-Squibb Co. et al.—another case in California brought by an out-of-state plaintiff—suggests that the results may be all over the map.   In Dubose, the plaintiff alleged that defendants…