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Case of the Day: Moore v. Lowe’s Companies

Posted on May 22, 2013

The case of the day is Moore v. Lowe’s Companies (W.D. Ky. 2013). David Alexander Moore claimed that he was injured when he used a table saw that was manufactured by Rexon Industrial Corp. Rexon was a Taiwanese firm. Moore first tried to serve Rexon by service on the Kentucky Secretary of State. The Secretary of State forwarded the summmons and complaint to Rexon by sending it via certified mail to Power Tool Specialists, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation with its office in South Carolina. According to Moore, PTS was Rexon’s subsidiary. Rexon moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. The judge denied the motion. The facts were somewhat noteworthy because it was particularly clear that PTS and Rexon were sufficiently intertwined to make…

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Case of the Day: Stone v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals

Posted on June 27, 2011

The Case of the Day is Stone v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2011). Paula Palladino was prescribed generic ciprofloxacin for treatment of an infection. Shortly thereafter, she went to the hospital with a fever and a rash. She was eventually diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare skin condition, and ultimately died. Her heirs sued Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd., an Indian corporation that manufactured the drug, and its subsidiary and  exclusive US distributor, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on product liability, negligence, misrepresentation, and wrongful death claims. Ranbaxy Laboratories, the Indian parent company, moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and insufficient service of process. The plaintiffs attempted to serve Ranbaxy Labs by delivering the summons and complaint to Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals’ offices in Princeton, New Jersey.…

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