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Alito and Kagan Justices Samuel Alito, left, and Elena Kagan, right, testify before the House Committee on Appropriations during a Supreme Court Budget hearing, on March 7, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

The U.S. Supreme Court, defying a Roberts-era label that it favors corporate interests, on Thursday unanimously made it more difficult for companies to block plaintiffs from suing in their home states for injuries caused by their products.

In two cases stemming from products liability suits involving car accidents, Ford Motor Co. argued that state court jurisdiction over the suits was improper because the particular cars were not sold, manufactured or designed in the forum states.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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