Good-Bye Significant Contacts: General Personal Jurisdiction after Daimler AG v. Bauman

69 Pages Posted: 4 May 2014 Last revised: 8 Jun 2015

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Judy M. Cornett

University of Tennessee College of Law

Michael H. Hoffheimer

University of Mississippi - School of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cornett, Judy M. and Hoffheimer, Michael H., Good-Bye Significant Contacts: General Personal Jurisdiction after Daimler AG v. Bauman (June 1, 2014). Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 76, p. 101, 2015; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 240. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2432216

Judy M. Cornett (Contact Author)

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Michael H. Hoffheimer

University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

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