Janie Brittan asked about the Daimler case, which was argued before the US Supreme Court yesterday. Here is how she (accurately) describes it:
a) the claim is being brought by foreign citizens (Argentinians)
b) the claim is against a foreign corporation (DaimlerChrysler - Germany)
c) the claim is being brought in California even though the cause of action didn't occur in CA or even in the US
d) the plaintiff is using the foreign corporation's subsidiary as the "substantial" contact in CA (Mercedes Benz USA)
e) the subsidiary used as the contact in CA was not directly involved in the cause of action (Mercedes Benz Argentina was directly involved, not Mercedes Benz USA)
She is skeptical about whether there could be PJ in California, suggesting that it would contradict the ruling in Goodyear.