Chipman Glasser, LLC recently defended a party who was belatedly brought into a multi-national case by a third-party plaintiff. The lawsuit involved parties and alleged conduct spanning four continents, and our client, a Swiss businessman with no connection whatsoever to Colorado, filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Under the applicable rules, the client was required to file his Answers (there were two parallel complaints naming him as a defendant) and his initial disclosures, resulting in substantial defense costs that a similarly-situated defendant would not incur under the pre-existing rules.
The court granted our motion to dismiss. And, after a hotly-contested round of briefing, awarded fees to our client.