Shortly before Christmas the UKSC released its decision on jurisdiction in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated (available here). Almost all the legal analysis is obiter dicta because, on the facts, it emerges that no claim against the British Columbia-based holding corporation could succeed (para 15) and the appeal is allowed on that basis. I suppose there is a back story as to why it took a trip to the UKSC and an extraordinary step by that court (para 14) for the defendant to make those facts clear, but I don’t know what it is. On the facts there are other potential defendants to the plaintiffs’ claim and time will tell whether jurisdictional issues arise for them.
https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png 0 0 Stephen Pitel https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png Stephen Pitel2018-01-14 10:39:052018-08-11 18:42:28UKSC on Traditional Rules of Jurisdiction: Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated