Mapping The Divide Over Stream Of Commerce Doctrine

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 5:16 PM EST) -- Recent jurisprudence pertaining to the stream of commerce theory of personal jurisdiction demonstrates that courts are coalescing around two discernible schools of thought as to how to interpret J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011).

Nicastro attempted to delineate the contours of the stream of commerce theory — the theory as per which a defendant foreign to a forum is subject to personal jurisdiction in a forum where the defendant’s products have entered the forum and given rise to a lawsuit there....
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