McIntyre Prevails Again – Contacts with the U.S. Are Insufficient to Establish Jurisdiction in Arkansas

In keeping with McIntyre, the Eastern District of Arkansas has ruled that the foreign manufacturer of the pharmaceutical metronidazole is not subject to jurisdiction.  In the Woods and Brinker matters the plaintiffs alleged that they were injured by contaminated metronidazole and they made claim under the Arkansas Product Liability Act.  The decision is available, click here.  The metronidazole was manufactured in India by Claris Lifesciences Limited (Claris India) pursuant to a supply agreement with Pfizer. Pfizer then sold the drug as its own with a…
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