Ex parte LG Chem, Ltd.

Alabama Supreme Court Case No. 1180386, __ So. 3d __ (table) (Apr. 25, 2019). The Court unanimously denies a petition for a writ of mandamus filed by defendants LG Chem, Ltd., LG Chem America, Inc., and LG Chem Michigan, Inc., which sought reversal of the Baldwin Circuit Court's orders granting plaintiff's motion to compel discovery, entering plaintiff's proposed protective order, and striking affidavits submitted by defendants in support of their motion for reconsideration, all premised upon the contention there was no personal jurisdiction in Alabama over defendants and that plaintiff should not be afforded jurisdictional discovery. Plaintiff filed a motion to dismiss the petition contending it was untimely given the rules established by the Supreme Court in Ex parte Horton Homes, Inc., 774 So. 2d 536, 540 (Ala. 2000), and Ex parte Troutman Sanders, LLP, 866 So. 2d 547, 549 (Ala. 2003), and procedurally deficient under Ala. R. App. P. 21(8)(3) for failing to include the mandatory "statement of circumstances constituting good cause for appellate court to consider the petition."