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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 16 Sep 2020

Getting Specific: Supreme Court Once Again Examines Limits of Personal Jurisdiction in Ford Motor Company Cases

Despite their repeated efforts to provide guidance to lower courts, the Justices once again find themselves in a familiar position: attempting to…

Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2020

Start your engines: The U.S. Supreme Will Yet Again Review the Constitutional limits of Personal Jurisdiction in a pair of cases involving Ford Motor Company

The Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments limit courts’ authority to exercise personal jurisdiction over defendants. Personal…

Mintz | USA | 12 Nov 2019

Federal Courts Should Rethink the Personal Jurisdiction Requirement of 28 U.S.C. § 1782

The increasingly popular federal statute concerning cross-border judicial assistance, 28 U.S.C. § 1782, enables a District Court to order a “person”…

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 16 Apr 2019

Property Manager Subject to Personal Jurisdiction Based on Text Messages

In a putative class action bringing claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), a judge of the Southern District of Indiana recently…

Baker McKenzie | Global, USA | 11 Apr 2019

U.S.: District court grants default judgment against an absent defendant and enforces arbitral award in an action to enforce financial obligations brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Plaintiffs Tidewater Investment SRL and its subsidiary Tidewater Caribe, C.A. (collectively “Tidewater”), were investors in oil- and g...

Goldberg Segalla LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2019

Orders Dismissing Merchant Mariners’ Claims for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Reversed After Finding of Waiver

The appeals for this matter stem from the dismissal of claims filed in the Northern District of Ohio. In 1989 several ship owner defendants…

Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2019

Reaching for the CLOUD

Last year, the US passed legislation expanding the geographic reach of certain legal process, including search warrants, issued to technology…

Dechert LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2019

Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Controlling Stockholder Gave Implied Consent to Personal Jurisdiction in Delaware on Basis of Controlled Board’s Adoption of a Forum-Selection Bylaw

Key Takeaways A controlling entity gave implied consent to personal jurisdiction in Delaware because its representatives on the subsidiary’s board of…

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2019

The Challenge Of Suing A Defunct Virtual Currency Exchange

To date, virtual currency exchanges in the United States have structured their operations so as to avoid being required to register as an exchange…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2019

Plaintiff Loses in a Game of “What If …”

Child: “Can I have ice cream before dinner?” Parent: “No” Child: “What if it’s strawberry ice cream?” Parent: “Still, no” Child: “What if my teacher…
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