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Frick v. Big Lots Stores, Inc.
United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
January 10, 2017
DIANA FRICK and JOSEPH FRICK, her husband, Plaintiffs,
BIG LOTS STORES, INC., Defendant/Third Party Plaintiff,
BUREAU VERITAS CONSUMER PRODUCTS SERVICES, INC.; BUREAU VERITAS CONSUMER PRODUCTS SERVICES INDIA PVT. LTD.; DESIGNCO OVERSEAS PRIVATE LIMITED a/k/a DESIGNCO INDIA d/b/a DESIGNCO; and HOC INDUSTRIES, INC. f/k/a THE HOME OIL COMPANY f/k/a THE HOME OIL COMPANY, INC. d/b/a HOMESTAR, Third Party Defendants.
Stewart Cercone United States District Judge
NOW, this 10th day of January, 2017, upon due
consideration of defendant/third-party plaintiff Big
Lots' motion for leave to conduct jurisdictional
discovery as to third-party defendant Bureau Veritas Consumer
Products Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. ("BVCPS -
India"), and defendant BVCPS - India's opposition
thereto, IT IS ORDERED that  the motion be, and the same
hereby is, granted. Defendant Big Lots is granted leave to
pursue jurisdictional discovery from defendant BVCPS - India
over the next 90 days. Defendant Big Lots shall commence its
jurisdictional discovery without undue delay.
Big Lots has presented factual allegations that suggest with
sufficient particularity that the possible existence of the
requisite minimum contacts with Pennsylvania can be
established. Consequently, it is appropriate to permit the
requested jurisdictional discovery before resolving the
dispute about whether personal jurisdiction may be exercised
over defendant BVCPS - ...