California's View of 'Related to' Specific Jurisdiction

2016 California Litigation Review 91 (2017)

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 234

4 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last revised: 10 Aug 2017

Scott Dodson

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Personal jurisdiction is a doctrine that describes the constitutional limits of a court’s adjudicatory authority over parties, especially parties located outside the state where the court sits. Under the famous Supreme Court case International Shoe Co. v. Washington, a state may assert personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant that has sufficient “minimum contacts” with the state when the contacts arise out of or are related to the cause of action. But what makes a contact “related to” the cause of action? The Supreme Court of California answered that question in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. The Superior Court of San Francisco County on August 29, 2016. This short paper, geared toward California practitioners, analyzes Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Keywords: international shoe, personal jurisdiction, bristol-myers, california, minimum contacts

Suggested Citation

Dodson, Scott, California's View of 'Related to' Specific Jurisdiction (2017). 2016 California Litigation Review 91 (2017); UC Hastings Research Paper No. 234. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2902939

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