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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 18 Mar 2014

Supreme Court further restricts scope of specific personal jurisdiction

The Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous opinion in Walden v Fiore, reversing the Ninth Circuit's holding that Nevada had specific personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant who had known that the alleged harm would affect residents of Nevada. Walden is the latest in a string of recent Supreme Court decisions that have curtailed attempts to expand personal jurisdiction.
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