Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz

Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz - Civil Procedure Modern...

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Civil Procedure 10/2/08 Modern Constitutional Formulation of Power Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz, U.S. Supreme Court, 1985 Facts : Burger King is headquartered in Florida, but regional offices supervise franchisees in their areas. John Rudzewicz is from Michigan, and he wanted to open a Burger King franchise in Michigan with partner MacShara. They sent an application to BK’s Birgminham, MI office. This application was forwarded to Florida. They entered into negotiations with Florida, and MacShara attended management courses in Florida. They purchased $165,000 worth of equipment from Florida. However, before a final agreement could be signed, negotiations began to deteriorate. They negotiated with both Michigan and Florida. After they reached an agreement, business began to decline and payments were missed. Procedure : BK filed suit in a federal district court in Florida invoking diversity and trademark jurisdiction. Rudzewicz challenged personal jurisdiction. The district court rejected their challenges. The district court awarded awarded BK damages and injunctive
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course LAW 503 taught by Professor Hoffheimer during the Fall '08 term at Ole Miss.

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