Good-Bye Significant Contacts: General Personal Jurisdiction after Daimler AG v. Bauman
69 Pages Posted: 4 May 2014 Last revised: 8 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2014
This article shows that the Supreme Court's opinion in Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014) marks a significant departure from settled practice. It argues that the decision's restriction of general jurisdiction will prevent reasonable access to courts in some cases, eroding the power of state courts for the sake of achieving policy goals that are more appropriate for the political branches.
Keywords: personal jurisdiction, courts, federalism, justice, due process
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