Illinois Takes Expansive View of Personal Jurisdiction Over Component Parts Manufacturer

Building on federal precedent regarding specific jurisdiction over vehicle manufacturers, the Appellate Court of Illinois recently extended personal jurisdiction to a component parts manufacturer in a decision with implications for any company that directs significant product volume to the state. In Kothawala v. Whole Leaf, LLC, 2023 IL App (1st) 210972, the component parts manufacturer was found to have submitted to personal jurisdiction based on battery sales to multiple companies for…
By: McGuireWoods LLP
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