Out-of-state companies that are sued in New York state face a number of challenges, not the least of which is the possibility of a trial in a remote jurisdiction.
At Hacker Murphy, LLP, our attorneys defend out-of-state companies in litigation involving transactions in New York state. From our office in Albany, we represent corporate clients throughout the United States, often serving as co-counsel with the firm's attorneys. We typically take two approaches when defending out-of-state clients:
- Defending the case on its merits
- Using jurisdictional defenses to have the case dismissed
Using Jurisdictional Defenses in New York Litigation
To drag an out-of-state company into a New York courtroom, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant has a relationship or contact with New York. Our attorneys are highly experienced at using jurisdictional defenses to have cases dismissed early by showing that the New York court lacks jurisdiction.
Dismissing a case from New York jurisdiction may not dispose of the entire case. However, if the other side wants to sue you, it will have to go to your state, which can be both costly and cumbersome for it to do. Suddenly, the shoe will be on the other foot. As a practical matter, a jurisdictional ruling often puts an end to commercial litigation.
Protecting You From Nuisance Lawsuits
At Hacker Murphy, our attorneys are known across the Capital District, Upstate New York and statewide as formidable trial lawyers in business and commercial litigation.
Attorney James Hacker is named in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Best Lawyers in America. Our attorneys are listed in A.M. Best and New York Super Lawyers. Our firm has earned an AV Preeminent rating, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Albany Out-of-State Client Lawyers
Contact us to schedule a consultation with our Upstate New York litigation attorneys. We can meet you at our office in Albany or at a location more convenient for you. Call (866) 919-9031.