Karla Palmer was quoted in Compliance Week (March 16) about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Hertz Corp. v. Friend that lawsuits against companies should be heard in the states where the companies have their "nerve center." Ms. Palmer noted that the ruling may cause some confusion by saying that such a nerve center "typically" would be found at the corporation's headquarters. "This is where...corporations will seek to continue to manipulate where their 'nerve center' is," Ms. Palmer said. "The use of the word 'typically' may cause lawyers and their corporate clients to look for creative ways to alter where their principal place of business is, based on a dispersal of their nerve center, through several states." She added that prior to Hertz, "corporations could play a bit fast and loose" in defining their central location, so it is now "critical" that they think through the litigation implications of the decision.