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Daimler AG v. Bauman: The Supreme Court Clarifies General (or “All-Purpose”) Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporations, Both Foreign and Domestic



byNicholas M. Buell
Venable LLP - New York Office

David N. Cinotti
Venable LLP - New York Office

January 24, 2014

Previously published on January 2014

On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Daimler AG v. Bauman, which considered whether a corporation domiciled abroad can be subject to general personal jurisdiction in a U.S. court based on the activities of the foreign corporation’s U.S. subsidiary. A defendant over which a court has general jurisdiction can be subject to suit in that court on any claim, even those claims that are unrelated to the defendant’s activities in the forum state.


 

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