May 23, 2019 Articles

New Limits on Forum Shopping: Standing and Jurisdiction as Hurdles in Class and Mass Actions

Most recently, the Supreme Court has acted to rein in vertical forum-shopping with respect to federal statutory violations.

By Rishi Zutshi, Lina Bensman, Ariel M. Fox, Kate Massey, and Miranda Gonzalez

Two recent Supreme Court decisions—Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California and Frank v. Gaos—have changed the landscape for plaintiffs seeking to bring class and mass actions in a forum of their choosing.

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