Thursday, February 27, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling in Recent Personal Jurisdiction Case

Does the phrase “minimum contacts” ring a bell (or evoke a shudder)? In a case that will trigger recollections of first-year Civil Procedure for upper-year students, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that “no matter how significant plaintiff's contacts with the forum may be, those contacts cannot be ‘decisive in determining whether the defendant's due process rights are violated.’ Moreover, the minimum contacts test looks to the defendant's contacts with the forum state itself, not the defendant's contacts with persons who 
reside there.”

Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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