Personal Jurisdiction >> General Jurisdiction Question

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presenceofmind
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Personal Jurisdiction >> General Jurisdiction Question

Postby presenceofmind » Fri May 06, 2011 9:09 am

In Shaffer v. Heitner, how come general jurisdiction wasn't applied to the D if the D was a Delaware corporation? Doesn't state of incorporation indicate a strong enough presence in the state for a court to exercise general jurisdiction over it? In other words, why did the P have to rely on quasi in rem jurisdiction when general jurisdiction could have been used?

Any help would be appreciated! thank you in advance!

thwalls
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Re: Personal Jurisdiction >> General Jurisdiction Question

Postby thwalls » Fri May 06, 2011 9:16 am

Remember, in that case P wasn't bringing his claims against the company directly, he was bringing it against the officers and directors of the corporation.

presenceofmind
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Re: Personal Jurisdiction >> General Jurisdiction Question

Postby presenceofmind » Fri May 06, 2011 9:25 am

Awesome, thanks much!




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