Appeals Court rules Canadian company is subject to jurisdiction in Massachusetts

In C.W. Downer & Company v. Bioriginal Food & Science Corporation, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court’s ruling, unanimously agreeing that a Canadian company is subject to jurisdiction in Massachusetts.

Steven J. Torres represented C.W. Downer, a Boston investment bank, in the breach of contract suit. Steve is quoted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Canadian co. subject to state’s jurisdiction,” saying “In a global economy in which geographically distant entities conduct business by email and teleconference, this decision reinforces the notion that a company can seek redress within the jurisdiction in which it negotiated and performed its contracts.”

You can read the full article here: “Canadian company subject to state’s jurisdiction”.