Ruiz et al. v. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc.

Filing 29

OPINION AND ORDER granting 13 Motion to Dismiss and denying Jurisdictional Discovery. Signed by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on 9/22/17. (SLW)

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filed UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA 2 2 2017 '4n>clerk CENTRAL DIVISION 3:17-CV-03006-RAL NORA PATRICIA RUIZ,INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HECTOR RUIZ,DECEASED; AND HECTOR A. RUIZ,BIOLOGICAL SON, OPINION AND ORDER GRANTESfG MOTION TO DISMISS AND DENYING JURISDICTIONAL DISCOVERY Plaintiffs, vs. TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS,INC., Defendant. Plaintiffs Nora Patricia Ruiz, individually and as representative of the Estate of Hector Ruiz, and Hector A. Ruiz as the biological son (Plaintiffs) sued Defendant TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc.(TRW)alleging products liability, negligence, and wrongful death of Hector Ruiz. Doc. 26. TRW moved to dismiss the action for lack of personal jurisdiction. Doc. 13, and Plaintiffs opposed that motion. Doc. 27. For the reasons stated below, this Court will grant TRW's motion to dismiss or, if Plaintiffs request, transfer the case to a district with jurisdiction. I. Facts Plaintiffs are the surviving wife and son of Hector Ruiz. Doc. 27 at UK 1-2. They are residents of Jacksonville, Texas. Doc. 27 at K11-2. Defendant TRW is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Michigan. Doc. 14-1 at K 5. TRW designs and manufactures original equipment automotive seat belt assemblies for its customers, most of which are motor vehicle manufacturers. Doc. 14-1 at K 6. 1

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