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09 Feb 2017 Alter Ego Personal Jurisdiction Arguments Rejected

  Authored by Joseph G. Eaton and Oni N. Harton   A recent case, Goldthrip v. Johnson & Johnson, provides an excellent roadmap to follow when representing out of state corporate parents who have been dragged into court on an alter ego theory of personal jurisdiction based on the local activities of a subsidiary. On Dec. 8, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sonja Bivins of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, issued a report and recommendation granting Johnson & Johnson’s motion to…