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Goodyear v. Brown - Rational They did not have general...

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Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v, Brown 2011 U.S. Lexis 4801 (2011) Fact: Operative Facts: two 13 year olds died in a bus crash in France because of a defected tire made by a subsidiary of Goodyear. The plaintiffs tried to sue in North Carolina. They named Goodyear as a defendant. Not only the parent company in the U.S., but Goodyear in Luxembourg, Turkey, and France. Issue: Whether there was general jurisdiction for North Carolina to sue the other Goodyears Rule: To have general jurisdiction, there must either be a continuous and systematic contact, or the contact by it’s nature must be so substantial, and if the contact had a nexus with the state.
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Unformatted text preview: Rational: They did not have general jurisdiction over Goodyear, because measured against Helicopteros and Perkins, North Carolina is not a forum where Goodyear (the subsidiaries) had a “continuous and systematic general business contacts.” There was also no nexus from the suit to their activities. Holding: No Personal Jurisdiction because Goodyear subsidiaries did not have systematic and Continuous activities in the forum state (not enough). Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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