Personal Jurisdiction Based On Domestic Subsidiaries


In 2014 the Supreme Court issued a landmark case in the realm of personal jurisdiction.  Daimler AG v. Bauman strictly limited the circumstances in which a court may assert general personal jurisdiction "only when the corporation's affiliations with the State in which suit is brought are so constant and pervasive 'as to render {it] essentially at home in the forum State.'"  For a corporation, the "paradigm" home states are "the place of incorporation and the principal place of business."

Click here to read the complete article in The Litigation Journal of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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