PERSONAL JURISDICTION

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In May 2014, Kelli Tyrrell (“Tyrrell”), the special administrator for the estate of Brent Tyrrell (“Brent”), sued BNSF Railway Company alleging violations of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (“FELA”) for injuries Brent experienced while working for...

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Defendant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) manufactures anticoagulants—drugs meant to inhibit blood clotting. See Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct. of San Francisco Cty., S221038, at 2 (Cal. Aug. 29, 2016). Seven hundred residents of thirty-...

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Facts

In March 1976, a right-wing military group organized a coup d’etat to overthrew Argentine President Isabel Peron.See Encyclopedia Britannica “Dirty War.” Soon after, this military dictatorship targeted suspected left-wing political opponents,...

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Robert Nicastro injured his hand in a shearing machine manufactured by J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. (“McIntyre”), a British company with no physical American presence. See Nicastro v. McIntyre Machinery America, ...

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Overview

A long-arm statute is a statute that allows for a court to obtain personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant on the basis of certain acts committed by an out-of-state defendant, provided that the defendant has a sufficient connection...

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In 2003, a Chinese company called Sinochem contracted with an American company called Triorient Trading Inc. ("Triorient") for the purchase of a large quantity of steel coils to be loaded for shipment to China by April 30, 2003. Pursuant to the...

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Respondents Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson arrived at the San Juan airport with $97,000 in cash gambling winnings in their carry-on bags. See Fiore v. Walden, 657 F.3d 838, 842 (9th Cir. 2012). Fiore and Gipson are professional gamblers and were...