subject matter jurisdiction

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Appealed from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Jan. 11, 2010)

Oral argument: Mar. 29, 2010

SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION, SECURITIES, COMITY, FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS

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Overview

Personal jurisdiction refers to the power that a court has to make a decision regarding the party being sued in a case. Before a court can exercise power over a party, the U.S. Constitution requires that the party has certain minimum contacts...

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Petitioners, Reed Elsevier, Inc., et al. (“Reed Elsevier”), are publishers of electronic content, such as the New York Times Co. and archival database operators, such LexisNexis. See Brief for Petitioners, Reed Elsevier Inc., et al. at 4. Respondents,...

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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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Plaintiff Susan Hallock and her husband Richard Hallock operated a computer software business out of their home in Mohawk, New York. See Hallock v. Bonner, 387 F.3d 147, 150 (2d Cir. 2004). Due to identity theft, the United States Customs Services...

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