Nicastro's Impact On Expansion Of Personal Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 1:27 PM EDT) -- In a case that may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, New Jersey’s highest court recently held that New Jersey courts have personal jurisdiction over foreign manufacturers that place their products “in the stream of commerce” anywhere in the United States.

In a far-reaching opinion that begins “Today, all of the world is a market,” the court found that “due process permits this State to provide a judicial forum for its citizens who are injured by dangerous and defective products” placed in the stream of...
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