December 2, 2017 / 1:19 AM / a year ago

Supreme Court ruling not applicable to Chinese drywall cases -judge

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday rejected as meritless the argument by a Chinese company accused of selling defective drywall that a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court required the dismissal of thousands of homeowner lawsuits.

The high court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California held that state courts cannot hear claims by out-of-state residents against companies not based in the state when the alleged injury did not occur there.

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