Motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction granted: dismissing South African steel manufacturer.

Federal district court granted the motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction filed on behalf of a South African steel manufacturer in a suit for personal injuries sustained when plaintiff's truck allegedly flipped onto its side when the cargo of steel in the shipping container on the truck shifted.  Plaintiff alleged that steel manufacturer negligently loaded the container.  Court found that plaintiff did not establish a prima facie  case that steel manufacturer was subject to specific jurisdiction in Louisiana.  Similarly, the court found that the plaintiff failed to show that the South African manufacturer had “continuous and systematic” contacts with Louisiana sufficient to establish general personal jurisdiction.