On June 30, 2023, the Supreme Court declined to review a Georgia Supreme Court decision holding that state courts may exercise general jurisdiction over any foreign company that registers to do business in the State. This was a setback for WLF, which filed an amicus brief supporting the petitioner. WLF’s brief explained that the decision causes uncertainty for businesses nationwide—uncertainty that will harm our economy. WLF’s brief also explained why stare decisis factors do not counsel against overturning a 1917 decision that the Georgia Supreme Court relied on here. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court rejected that argument in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern.


WLF amicus brief supporting review