Baker Sterchi Member Greg Odom’s article “Was Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct. Actually a Game-Changer for Toxic Tort Defendants?” was recently featured in an edition of the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Magazine.
“When contesting specific jurisdiction, defense counsel should be mindful that the crux of the Ford holding is that the specific-injury causing product does not need to be purchased in the forum state for specific jurisdiction to exist,” Odom notes in the article. “After Ford, a strict causal relationship between the defendant’s forum state contacts and the plaintiff’s action may not be required.”
Odom, located in Baker Sterchi’s Belleville office, is an experienced trial attorney with a practice focused on defending clients in mass toxic torts and commercial litigation in state and federal courts across Illinois and Missouri. He is an IDC Board of Directors member, Toxic Tort Committee member, and a Survey of Law author and editor.
Founded in 1964, IDC is a premier association of attorneys in Illinois who devote a substantial portion of their practice to representing business, corporate, insurance, professional, and other individual defendants in civil litigation.