(1) In General. Serving a summons or filing a waiver of service establishes personal jurisdiction over a defendant:
(A) who is subject to the jurisdiction of a court of general jurisdiction in the state where the district court is located;
I basically have no idea what this means. It is basically a codification of Burham/Pennoyer where if you serve somebody in the state you have personal jurisdiction over them?
Edit: Got this from an outline: Authorizes exercise of PJ by a federal court only to the extent a state court where the summons happens could exercise jurisdiction under its long-arm statute
I dont understand how 4k1A translates into something about state court summons...
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4k1A basically says that fed court PJ must look to the long arm statute of the state in which the fed court is in. You always have to serve a summons on someone even if you're not asserting transient jx (Burnham/Pennoyer are transient jx). But most state long arm statutes codify transient jx (serving someone with summons while they are in the state, see, e.g., IL Long Arm 5/2-209b1).
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