Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Obtains Dismissal for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Wrongful Death Case in Philadelphia County

February 2024

Katherine A. Wang and M. Dinora Smith obtained a dismissal on behalf of a solar energy corporation on all claims arising out of a motor vehicle accident which occurred in Louisville, Kentucky. The estate alleged that the decedent, who was transporting the corporation’s components, was injured due to the negligent hiring of competent drivers by all defendants. The court sustained preliminary objections for lack of personal jurisdiction as the corporation was foreign, not registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and did not regularly conduct business in Philadelphia County.