On March 18, 2019, the Supreme Court denied review in First Advantage Corp. v. Superior Court of California. This was a setback for WLF, which filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court, urging it to grant cert to review California’s writ-of-mandate procedure in a jurisdictional objection. WLF’s brief argued that California’s procedure for objecting to personal jurisdiction is deficient and does not provide defendants with meaningful review. WLF asserted that defendants must have a fair opportunity to appeal jurisdictional rulings, rather than the rubber-stamping that currently occurs.


Cert-stage Amicus Brief