Lance B. Williams and Briana E. Whetstone obtained a dismissal on behalf of MMDI, Inc. in a products liability matter based on the Eastern District Court of Louisiana’s lack of personal jurisdiction. Plaintiff brought suit alleging MMDI was liable for personal injuries caused when a trailer’s handle came loose and struck him in the nose. The subject trailer was manufactured by MMDI in North Carolina and then sold to another North Carolina company and delivered to South Carolina. Federal Judge Carl J. Barbier dismissed the plaintiff’s claims against MMDI after agreeing that plaintiff failed to show that MMDI had actual knowledge or an expectation that the trailer would be used in Louisiana. Judge Barbier found that once MMDI sold the trailer to the other company, the stream of commerce effectively ended. Therefore, Louisiana did not have jurisdiction over MMDI based on the other company’s actions. The opinion can be found at