In a global economy, price and convenience are valued above all else. Global consumers demand produce out of season, buy sophisticated appliances made with cheap labor and build homes with materials shipped from abroad. And yet when these products prove to be defective, they expect to be able to sue the manufacturer at the local courthouse, regardless of where the company resides. After all, the product reached them -- so they should be able to sue in their home court, right?
Buy Globally, Sue Locally for Products Liability
The National Law Journal
March 23, 2010