On September 24, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court declined to review a lower court decision that subjected a nonresident defendant, Cessna Aircraft Company, to suit in a case in which the plaintiffs’ claims lack any connection to Texas. Following an airplane crash in Mexico, the plaintiffs allege that Cessna negligently designed, manufactured, and assembled the aircraft and its components—outside of Texas. Because the plaintiffs’ claims relate solely to Cessna’s out-of-state conduct, WLF filed an amicus brief urging review and contending that the plaintiffs’ claims failed to satisfy the constitutional requirement that they arise from Cessna’s Texas contacts. WLF filed its amicus brief with the pro bono assistance of Allyson Ho and Bradley Hubbard in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.


WLF brief