High Court Continues To Restrict Personal Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 2:08 PM EST) -- ​The U.S. Supreme Court continues to curtail plaintiffs’ freedom to select the forum of litigation. On the heels of its January decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman restricting general personal jurisdiction,[1] the court’s decision last week in Walden v. Fiore, No. 12-574, clarifies the constitutional limits of specific jurisdiction.[2] In both contexts, the court confirmed that even in our increasingly mobile world, plaintiffs cannot presume that the court they choose will have jurisdiction over the defendant.

In Walden, the court held that specific jurisdiction turns on...
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