Benzene Plaintiff Says Long-Arm Statute Applies to Defendant in NHL Case
November 21, 2006
- Motion to Dismiss
- Plaintiff Response
JACKSON, Miss. -- Plaintiffs in a Mississippi benzene lawsuit have responded to a motion to dismiss, saying that the defendant asserting the motion is liable through the Long Arm Statute of Mississippi and federal due process clauses. Skrmetta v. Radiator Specialty Co., et al., No. 06-00532 (S.D. Miss.).
In the Oct. 31 response filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, plaintiff Steven Skrmetta says that the long-arm statute permits personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant, even if that tortuous conduct occurs outside the state.
"The Plaintiff's allegations clearly fall under the Mississippi Long-Arm statute," Skrmetta …