Goodyear And McIntyre: The More Things Change ...

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT) -- In the months since the United States Supreme Court decided, in June 2011, its first two cases on civil procedure in over 30 years, not much appears to have changed. Lower courts with an opportunity to interpret these decisions tend to cite the new cases in conjunction with existing Supreme Court precedent rather than interpreting the decisions as changing the landscape of personal jurisdiction law.

While in effect the Goodyear case simply reiterated the standard for general jurisdiction, the McIntyre case appears to have further muddied...
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