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"Are We There Yet?" Will Personal Jurisdiction End Litigation Tourism?

June 2017 - DRI's The Voice
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by Knight Anderson and Nathan Newman, published in DRI's The Voice

U.S. tourism is an almost trillion-dollar industry. And while no official "litigation tourism" numbers are reported, those activities generate tremendous revenue for plaintiffs and their attorneys. Unfortunately, this "industry" does so to the detriment of local taxpayers by increasing costs and clogging courts. Daimler constructed some "do not enter" signs and redirected some traffic on the litigation superhighway, but these tourists are devoted and continue to look for and—with the help of some courts—are still finding their preferred destinations, though some involve detours. So, where are we going?

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