PHC-Minden, L.P. v. Kimberly Clark Corp., 05-0823
In an action brought raising claims of product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence claims alleging Kotex tampons led to an infection that caused a Texas resident's death, a decision finding that there was general jurisdiction over third-party defendant-hospital is reversed where the Louisiana hospital, either independently or through its parent corporation, lacked continuous and systematic contacts with Texas.
- Argued 11/16/2006
- Decided 08/31/2007
- Published 08/31/2007
Chief Justice JEFFERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.
R. Brent Cooper, Diana L. Faust, Devon J. Singh, Cooper & Scully, P.C., Dallas, for petitioner., Mark P. McMahon, Erskine & McMahon, L.L.P., Kenneth Charles Cunningham, Director of Legal Services, Good Shepard Medical Center, Longview, Susan Cassidy Cooley, Schell & Cooley, L.L.P., Timothy D. Ryan, Shell, Mitchel & Cooley, L.L.P., Addison, Mary Olga Lovett, Andrew J. Wupper, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Gracelyn M. Sessions, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Stephen A. Madsen, Ryan D. Adair, Cantey & Hanger, Fort Worth, Mark A. Stinnett, Stinnett Thiebaud & Remington L.L.P., Dallas, for other interested parties., Roger Townsend, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP, C.W. “Rocky” Rhodes, Houston, for amicus curiae.
C. Michael Moore, David G. Cabrales, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, Dallas, James K. Horstman, Rodney E. VanAusdal, Iwan Cray Huber Horstman & VanAusdal, LLC, Chicago, IL, for respondent.