Bauman Will Shrink The Scope Of Jurisdictional Discovery

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 1:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court effected a sea change in general jurisdiction jurisprudence on Jan. 14, 2014, when it issued 8-0 its decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman.[1] Discarding nearly 70 years of black-letter law dating back to the famous International Shoe case,[2] the Bauman court held that, except in “exceptional” circumstances, a court can only exercise general (all-purpose) jurisdiction over an individual in his or her state of domicile, and over a corporation in its state of incorporation or principle place of business.

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