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Hefflefinger and Perkins Author Article on Personal Jurisdiction for DRI

10/07/2015

Matt Hefflefinger and Emily Perkins were recently featured on The Voice of the Defense Bar in a weekly feature for the Defense Research Institute (DRI). The article entitled "Supreme Court Limits the Scope of Personal Jurisdiction" discusses the United Supreme Court case of Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), which significantly limited the scope of personal jurisdiction as well as plaintiffs' ability to forum shop. In Daimler, the Court clarified the holding of the 2011 Supreme Court case Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), noting that "the inquiry under Goodyear is not whether a foreign corporation's in-forum contacts can be said to be in some sense 'continuous and systematic,' [sic] it is whether that corporation's 'affiliations with the state are so "continuous and systematic" as to render [it] essentially at home in the forum State.'" The Daimler decision provides greater predictability when analyzing the general jurisdiction issues of corporate defendants engaged in interstate activities.