Congratulations to trial counsel Sico Hoelscher Harris LLP and Santa Fe partner, Roz Bienvenu, who successfully convinced the New Mexico Court of Appeals to reverse the trial court’s dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction in a wrongful death product liability case based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021). The New Mexico Court of Appeals determined that the the fatal accident was sufficiently related to Bridgestone’s New Mexico contacts to give rise to jurisdiction. You can read the opinion here.
This case is another of many personal jurisdiction wins for Roz, making her a top appellate lawyer on this important issue for plaintiff’s firms nationwide.