Complex Litigation

Scott Toomey, Dan Kain and Steve Park obtain dismissal for Kumho Tire Co., Inc.

12/13/2016

In Stevens v. Good Tire Service, Inc. et al., Scott Toomey, Dan Kain and Steve Park obtained dismissal for Kumho Tire Co., Inc. (“KTCI”).  KTCI argued in its briefing and at oral argument that no KTCI contact within the Commonwealth gave rise to the cause of action.  KTCI also argued that it lacks affiliations within Pennsylvania sufficiently continuous and systemic as to render it “at home” in the forum.  In dismissing KTCI with prejudice, the Court found that exercising jurisdiction over KTCI in Pennsylvania would offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.