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The 'Nexus' Requirement For Specific Jurisdiction

Law360 (February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The scenario is familiar: A manufacturer places an allegedly defective product into the stream of commerce outside the U.S. and it enters the country through third-party acts.

Here is how it might happen: A U.S. citizen from Denver travels to the Swiss Alps where she purchases some Italian made ski boots. She brings the boots into the U.S. on her return and uses them in Colorado where she is injured when one boot’s release does not work as intended.

She brings a product liability suit against...
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