State v. Moody’s Investors Serv., Inc.

The State, by and through the State Treasurer of Wyoming and the State Retirement System (collectively, the State), filed this action against Appellees - rating agencies - alleging that the rating agencies were liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in investment losses on mortgage-backed securities during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The district court granted the rating agencies’ motion to dismiss all claims against them for lack of personal jurisdiction, concluding that the rating agencies did not have sufficient contacts with Wyoming to rise to the level required by the due process clause. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the State failed to establish a prima facie case of personal jurisdiction over the rating agencies. View "State v. Moody’s Investors Serv., Inc." on Justia Law