Case 6 - Case 6 Roger v New York Law School Appellant Roger a Massachusetts resident brought an action for breach of contract against defendant-appellee

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Case 6: Roger v. New York Law School Appellant Roger, a Massachusetts resident, brought an action for breach of contract against defendant-appellee New York Law School (NYLS), a New York corporation. The district court dismissed the complaint ruling that Roger had failed to establish in personam jurisdiction over defendant pursuant to the Massachusetts long-arm statute, Mass.Gen.Laws Ann. ch. 223A Sec. 3. NYLS is a private law school which incorporated in NY in 1972, obtained accreditation in 1975, and graduated its first class in 1976. Its only place of business is Albany, NY; it has never maintained any campus, office, bank account, mailing address, or telephone listing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, nor is it licensed to do business there. There was no indication in the record that NYLS recruiters had visited any Massachusetts colleges while Roger was an undergraduate. Thus, Roger's decision to attend NYLS did not result from any recruiting efforts on the school's part. Roger, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of
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  • Massachusetts, Roger, Personal jurisdiction, Massachusetts long-arm statute

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