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Unformatted text preview: does the defendant have continuous and systematic contacts with the forum (purposeful availment) that would make personal jurisdiction foreseeable? no-no jurisdiction yes-does the cause of action arise out of a connection between the defendant and the forum? defendant acted in the forum to wrong the plaintiff defendant uses an agent in the forum who wronged the plaintiff no-no jurisdiction yes-is it reasonable to bring the defendant into the court (traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice no-typically, if there are minimum contacts, unreasonable jurisdiction is very unusual (Asahi) yes- there is specific personal jurisdiction (note- a weak showing of minimum contact could be trumped by a strong showing of reasonableness in favor of a certain party- Burger King)...
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- Fall '09