NC Case Before US Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will be reviewing an opinion issued on August 18, 2009 by Judge Ervin of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Ervin, joined by Judges Wynn and Stephens, held that the Goodyear's foreign subsidiaries were subject to jurisdiction in North Carolina's state courts because had “purposefully injected their products into the stream of commerce” and “knew or should have known” that the tires would be distributed in the United States and North Carolina. The North Carolina Supreme Court denied Goodyear's petition for discretionary review on April 14, 2010.
SCOTUSblog has a variety of informative posts on the case: