Another hat tip to Ted Folkman for pointing out a great “Case of the Day” last summer. Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. (S. Ct. 2018) was handed down in June, and at
Schlunk at Thirty
Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft v. Schlunk, 486 U.S. 694 (1988). June 15, 1988, to be precise– thirty years ago today.
On the anniversary of the oral arguments last March, I wrote a bit more, but today is the anniversary of the opinion, written by Justice O’Connor, with all nine agreeing about the result (if not…
Thirty Years of Schlunk
Thirty years ago today, the Nine Wise Souls heard oral arguments in the seminal case, the kingpin-opinion, the granddaddy precedent, in what I do. Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft v. Schlunk, (opinion issued that June, and available at 486 U.S. 694) involved a wrongful death suit against the German automaker and its U.S. subsidiary. The plaintiff, whose…