The Question Of Personal Jurisdiction And Foreign Corps.

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Personal jurisdiction is the threshold issue for any lawsuit, both from the perspective of the plaintiff and the defendant, and particularly if that defendant is a foreign corporation.

Although the word foreign, in the lay context, may refer to a corporation organized and existing under the laws of a nation other than the Unites States, in the cases analyzing personal jurisdiction, the word “foreign” refers to a corporation that is neither incorporated in the forum state nor possesses a principal place of business therein.

Indeed, for...
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