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Johnson & Johnson v. Ingham

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1223 Mo. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to SCOTUSblog in various capacities, is counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether a court must assess if consolidating multiple plaintiffs for a single trial violates due process, or whether it can presume that jury instructions always cure both jury confusion and prejudice to the defendant; (2) whether a punitive-damages award violates due process when it far exceeds a substantial compensatory-damages award, and whether the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages for jointly and severally liable defendants is calculated by assuming that each defendant will pay the entire compensatory award; and (3) whether the “arise out of or relate to” requirement for specific personal jurisdiction can be met by merely showing a “link” in the chain of causation, as the Court of Appeals of Missouri held, or whether a heightened showing of relatedness is required, as the Ford Motor Company in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court has argued.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 02 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 5, 2021)
Mar 05 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Mar 08 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Gail L. Ingham, et al.
Mar 17 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 18 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 5, 2021.
Apr 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of The International Association of Defense Counsel filed.
Apr 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel filed.
Apr 02 2021Amicus brief of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. submitted.
Apr 05 2021Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 05 2021Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 05 2021Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Apr 05 2021Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, American Tort Reform Association, National Association of Manufacturers, Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc., American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufac filed.
Apr 05 2021Amicus brief of Abubakar Atiq Durrani, M.D., and Center for Advanced Spine Technologies submitted.
Apr 05 2021Amicus brief of Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers submitted.