• Recent NJ Appellate Court Decision Indicative of Continuing Uncertainty Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers Using U.S. Distributors
  • February 6, 2015 | Authors: Barry S. Alexander; Lee C. Schmeer
  • Law Firms: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office ; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction. For example, the Court’s decisions in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), stressed that general jurisdiction may be exercised “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.’” Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746, 751, 758 n. 11 (2014) (quoting Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846, 2851 (2011)).