In China Terminal & Electric Corp. v. Willemsen, a Taiwanese corporation has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review a decision of the Oregon Supreme Court recognizing that its courts have jurisdiction over the foreign manufacturer.  China Terminal & Electric (CTE) manufacturers battery chargers used in motorized wheelchairs sold by an Ohio corporation throughout the United States, more than a thousand of which were sold in Oregon during a two-year period of time.  Because CTE does not directly export its product to Oregon, it claims that the state violated its due-process rights by making it answer in court for the death of a woman who was physically incapable of escaping the in-home hospital bed she was in, when the battery charger allegedly sparked a fire that engulfed her bedroom and immolated her.  CCL, representing the estate and heirs of the deceased, filed a brief in opposition to CTE’s petition for certiorari, written by Robert S. Peck.  The brief argues that the Oregon Supreme Court properly followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro (2011), in determining that the state courts had jurisdiction over CTE, that CTE’s agreement to hold the Ohio wheelchair manufacturer harmless and to be insured against any liability that might arise makes CTE liable for any judgment, whether or not it participates in the trial and therefore moots the due-process issue it seeks to raise, and that it is premature to revisit the Court’s Nicastro decision before many courts have had an opportunity to apply it.   The petition in the case is scheduled for review at the justices’ conference Jan. 18.