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
After extensive briefing, the Court denied the petition, without opinion,
and without requiring plaintiff to file an answer and brief.