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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
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