California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 22, 2015
#15-129 BNSF Railway Co. v. Superior Court, S226284

#15-129 BNSF Railway Co. v. Superior Court, S226284.  (B260798; 235 Cal.App.4th 591; BC552015.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, S221038 (#14-133), which presents the following issues: (1) Did the plaintiffs in this action who are not residents of California establish specific jurisdiction over their claims against the nonresident pharmaceutical drug manufacturer? (2) Does general jurisdiction exist in light of Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014) 571 U.S. __ [134 S.Ct. 746, 187 L.Ed.2d 624]?

Review granted/briefing deferred 07/22/2015

See the Petition for Review