Civil Procedure, Assignment #2,Watson, #6830.docx

Solicitation of orders by defendants salesmen is

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solicitation of orders by Defendant’s salesmen is enough to render Defendant amendable to suit within the state. Defendant’s activities are systematic and continuous, Defendant is subject to personal jurisdiction there. The obligations sued upon arose out of those activities. They were sufficient to establish sufficient contacts or ties to make it reasonable to permit Plaintiff to enforce the obligations Defendant incurred there. To the extent that a corporation exercises the privilege of conducting activities within a state, it enjoys the benefits and protection of the law of that state. Plaintiff was afforded the protection of the laws of that state, and therefore it should be subject to suit. Decision: Affirmed Dissent : (Justice Black) – The U.S constitution has given the states the power to tax ad open its doors of its courts to sue corporations whose agents do business within its borders. The requirement of fair play merely amounts to a deprivation of a state’s right to afford judicial protection to its citizens on the ground that it would be more convenient for the corporation to be sued somewhere else. This was not the standard chosen by those who wrote the Constitution and the Fourteenth Amendment. 2 | P a g e
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