Our Dallas Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
214.946.8433 fax

Our Santa Fe Office

505 Cerrillos Road, Suite A209
Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.986.0600 phone
505.986.0632 fax

Our Houston Address

2368A Rice Blvd. #447
Houston, Texas 77005

Cirrus Design Corp. v. Berra, No. 04-20-00399-CV, — S.W.3d —, 2021 WL 3742683 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Aug. 25, 2021, no pet. h.)

Cirrus Design Corp. v. Berra, No. 04-20-00399-CV, — S.W.3d —, 2021 WL 3742683 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Aug. 25, 2021, no pet. h.)

Affirming trial court’s order denying special appearance by an aircraft manufacturer in a wrongful death products liability case. The plaintiff’s husband was killed when his aircraft crashed in Bexar County. The Minnesota-based aircraft manufacturer challenged the court’s exercise of specific personal jurisdiction, arguing that the manufacturer lacked the necessary minimum contacts with Texas because the plaintiff’s claims did not arise from or relate to any purposeful activity it conducted in Texas. The Court of Appeals, citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., and the recent Texas Supreme Court decision, Luciano v. SprayFoamPolymers.com, LLC, rejected the aircraft manufacturer’s arguments and held that the the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction was proper.

Rosalind Bienvenu, Partner