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Ford must face trial in Minnesota, court says

The Supreme Court chamber in the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

What the majority called “targeting Minnesota” to sell cars and what the dissent called “suit-irrelevant” forum contacts meant that the state could exercise specific jurisdiction in a motor vehicle accident/products liability claim against Ford Motor Company, the Supreme Court ruled.

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Vintners have a nose for success

Plaintiff Nan Bailly and a companion at her winery in Hastings (Photo: Institute for Justice)

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals popped the cork on a lawsuit by Minnesota farm wineries challenging the state statute that requires them to manufacture their wine with a majority of the ingredients grown or produced in Minnesota.

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