A Smaller World, but Personal Jurisdiction Still Matters

February 18, 2016  |  New York Law Journal

When the Supreme Court decided Daimler AG v. Bauman two years ago, it effectively re-wrote the rules on personal jurisdiction, abandoning the “continuous and systematic” contacts inquiry for general jurisdiction. Daimler announced a new rule, providing that only in “an exceptional case” could a corporation’s operations in a state be so substantial as to subject it to general jurisdiction other than where it is incorporated or has its principal place of business. This article discusses a number of recent decisions from the Southern District of New York that illustrate the sea change wrought by Daimler on New York’s personal jurisdiction jurisprudence.

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