No. 10-76.

131 S.Ct. 2846 (2011)

564 U.S. 915

180 L.Ed.2d 796

GOODYEAR DUNLOP TIRES OPERATIONS, S.A., et al., Petitioners, v. Edgar D. BROWN et ux., co-administrators of the Estate of Julian David Brown, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Meir Feder , New York, NY, for Petitioners.

Benjamin J. Horwich , for United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the Petitioners.

Collyn Peddle , Houston, TX, for Respondents.

James M. Brogan , Philadelphia, PA, William K. Davis , Chariot F. Wood , Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem, NC, Glen D. Nager , Meir Feder , Samuel Estreicher , Eric E. Murphy , Rajeev Muttreja , Jones Day, New York, NY, for Petitioners.

David F. Kirby , William B. Bystrynski , C. Mark Holt , Kirby & Holt LLP, Raleigh, NC, Collyn A. Peddle , The Law Offices of Collyn Peddle, Houston, TX, for Respondents.

Justice GINSBURG delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case concerns the jurisdiction of state courts over corporations organized and operating abroad. We address, in particular, this question: Are foreign subsidiaries of a United States parent corporation amenable to suit in state court on claims unrelated to any activity of the subsidiaries in the forum State?

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