A Connecticut law firm could be sued in Arizona state court based on its alleged negligence in analyzing the legality of a tax shelter considered by an Arizona client, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A Connecticut law firm subjected itself to being sued in Arizona courts when it accepted a $50,000 fee for issuing an opinion letter supporting a tax shelter being considered by an Arizona resident.
Does it violate due process for a court to exercise general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation based solely on the fact that an indirect corporate subsidiary performs services on behalf of the defendant in the forum state?
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have agreed to decide whether a court can exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant whose sole “contact” with the forum state is his knowledge that the plaintiff has connections there.
A foreign defendant’s remote use of a computer in Connecticut satisfied the jurisdictional requirements of both the state’s long-arm statute and due process, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that state courts did not have the authority to hear product liability cases against foreign manufacturers could spell the end of the “stream of commerce” theory of personal jurisdiction.
An Oklahoma resident could not establish personal jurisdiction in a lawsuit alleging that he was defamed by an out-of-state website operator, the 10th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
Personal jurisdiction doesn’t exist in a child support case against a U.S. citizen who impregnated a state resident overseas, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered two cases with a common basic question: just when can American plaintiffs file product liability suits against foreign manufacturers in American courts?