Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Judah Best, Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, D.C., argued (W. Stephen Cannon, Joseph H. Gibson, Wunder, Diefenderfer, Ryan, Cannon & Thelen, on brief), for plaintiff-appellant.
Donald John Mulvihill, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, Washington, DC, argued (Kathy Silberthau Strom, Scott A. Martin, on brief), for defendant-appellee.
Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and MURNAGHAN and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
ERVIN, Chief Judge:
We must decide whether a federal district court may assert personal jurisdiction over a foreign parent corporation solely because the parent's third-tier subsidiary corporation, over which the parent exerts no control, conducts business in the forum state. We hold that it may not.
On June 8, 1989 Mylan Laboratories, Inc. ("Mylan") brought this action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia...
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