Partner Matthew McNicholas Quoted in Daily Journal on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell
Partner Matthew McNicholas was quoted in the Daily Journal article “U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Personal Injury Claim Filings,” discussing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, which places further restrictions on where plaintiffs’ attorneys can file personal injury claims.
Matt noted that the eight-to-one ruling will give far less leeway for arguments brought by future aggrieved plaintiffs, and will bolster the defense of companies that frequently face out-of-state personal injury claims. “With eight justices, both liberal and conservative, on board, this is the law, this is the way it is,” said Matt. “It seems to be a fairly straightforward jurisdictional analysis and Sotomayor’s opinion is getting no traction.”