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In a case with potentially wide-reaching ramifications, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is now set to determine how the U.S. Supreme Court’s high-profile decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California impacts the pelvic mesh litigation centralized in Philadelphia.

In a one-page order issued April 10 in Hammons v. Ethicon, the justices granted defendant pelvic mesh maker Ethicon’s appeal to consider a single issue: “Whether the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and 42 Pa.C.S. Section 5322(c) precludes Pennsylvania from asserting personal jurisdiction over two New Jersey companies in a case brought by an Indiana resident asserting claims under the Indiana Product Liability Act.”

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Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or [email protected] On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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