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Plaintiffs cannot bring state-law product liability suits against foreign manufacturers where the manufacturers did not engage in activities in the forum state. U.S. Supreme Court. J. McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro, No. 09-1343. June 27, 2011. Lawyers USA No. 993-3040; Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, No. 10-76, June 27, 2011. Lawyers USA No. 993-3041.

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Website users not sufficient to establish jurisdiction

The founder of an Internet dating site with 20 members in the Chicago area did not have sufficient contact with the state of Illinois for the courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over him in a trademark suit, the 7th Circuit ...

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Out-of-state websites may be sued for infringement

Long-arm jurisdiction may extend to out-of-state websites that allegedly downloaded for free distribution books that were protected by a state resident’s copyrights, New York’s highest court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 2nd Circuit.

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