Complex Litigation

Littleton Joyce Obtains Dismissal for Korean Manufacturer

07/28/2016

In Ratcliff v. SPS, Inc., et al., Amanda Kim, Dan Kain and Ian Park obtained dismissal for SPS, Inc.  After reviewing the Motion to Dismiss filed by SPS and Plaintiff’s opposition thereto, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that Plaintiff failed to demonstrate that the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over SPS, a South Korean corporation with a principal place of business in Korea.  The court reasoned that Plaintiff provided no allegation or evidence to demonstrate that SPS purposefully availed itself of the Pennsylvania marketplace.