Mary-Christine “M. C.” Sungaila Quoted in Law360

March, 2021 - Los Angeles, California

"Big Auto's High Court Jurisdictional Workaround Rebuffed"


By: Linda Chiem

"'In some way it's not unexpected, but the separate opinions by Justices Alito and Gorsuch point out [there's] more food for thought about what the court is doing, so I think there's layers to it,' M.C. Sungaila, who heads Buchalter PC's appellate practice group, told Law360. 'But untying that 'arises from' language from a causal relationship, the question is what are the limits of that?'

Sungaila explained that, 'on the one hand, this is a very traditional analysis and it does not involve new ways of commerce, but the implications for it are certainly there,' given that the majority's reasoning might affect perhaps smaller or mid-sized companies."

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