Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, S.A. v. Hall
466 U.S. 408 (1984)
Operative Facts: 4 people died in a helicopter crash, and the survivors and representatives of the
four decedents sued the helicopter company. The helicopter company was based in
I. Personal Jurisdiction
a.i. General Jurisdiction (When it can hear any matter at when it relates to the
Revell v. Lidov
317 F.3d 467 (2002)
Operative Facts: Revell is an FBI Associate Deputy Director. Lidov is a student at Harvard
Medical School, and wrote a lengthy article about a terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103,
stating that the FBI, specific
Rector v. Approved Federal Savings Bank
265 F.3d 248 (2001)
Operative Facts: Rector is a attorney, and in his complaint against the Approved Federal Savings
bank, he asked for damages of 60 billion, and 20 billion for punitive damages. The case howe
Randazzo v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.
117 F.R.D. 557 (1987)
Operative Facts: This is a case regarding asbestos. The case was dismissed because of failure to
state the corporations principle place of business and place of incorporation. Corporati
Piper aircraft co. v. Reyno
454 U.S. 235 (1981)
Operative Facts: There was a plane crash of a small commercial aircraft, and the pilot and 5
passengers were killed instantly. The aircraft, twin-engine Piper Aztec, was made by Piper
aircraft Co. A re
Outline for Civ Pro.
Pennoyer v. Neff- Rules
- Judgment in absent of jurisdiction is voidable.
- A defendant may consent to jurisdiction.
- A person who is caught in a state, there is personal jurisdiction.
- Collateral attack portion is still good law.
Nobel v. Bradford Marine, Inc
789 F. Supp. 395 (1992)
Operative Facts: Fire spewed from Bradfords (the company) boat. It set Nobles and Muirs
boat on fire, destroying those vessels. Over 30 days after the original complaint was filed,
National Dev. Co. v. Triad Holding Corp.
930 F.2d 253 (1991)
Operative Facts: The plaintiff was serving papers to Adnan Khashoggi. Adnan has many homes,
but he claims his primary home is in Saudi Arabia. The plaintiff handed the summons and
Multiple Choice Erie
Prior to Erie (under Swift v Tyson) A Boston Red Sox fan (citizen of Mass) is attacked at Yankee
Stadium by a Yankee fan (citizen of NY). The Red Sox fan sues the Yankee fan in federal court in NY. NY
decisional law provides for li
Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co.
339 U.S. 306 (1950)
Operative Facts: This is about a company in NY that pulled together many little trust funds to
create a large 3 million dollar trust fund. The manager, under NY banking laws had to send
Shaffer v. Heitner
433 U.S. 186 (1977)
Operative Facts: The Greyhound Corp. shareholders filed a shareholders derivative suit in
Delaware, the state of incorporation, against the officers of the company because they violated an
antitrust law, which
To find specific Jurisdiction, the courts will use international shoes. Under international shoes,
the courts must find that there was minimum contact, and that it would not be inconsistent with
the traditional notion of fair play and substantial justice.
J. Mcintyre Machinery, LTD., v. Nicastro
Operative Facts: Nicastro seriously injured his hand while using a metal-shearing machine
manufactured. He is brining a law suit in New Jersey. The Machinery company has a nationwide
McCormick v. Kopmann
161 N.E. 2d 720 (1959)
Operative Facts: A widows husband died in a car accident. She has 2 contradicting counts on
her plead, Count I which states that the truck that crashed into the car went into the center lane
and the husban
Mas v. Perry
489 F.2d 1396 (1974)
Operative Facts: Mr. & Mrs. Mas were married in Mississippi, Mr. Mas was a citizen of France,
and they both were working as grad. Assistance in Louisiana. When they went back to Louisiana
to work again, and finish u
Precision of words.
Citizen from a state. Resident of a state.
Essence of federalism is, that the federal government is one of limited powers.
Constitution is a contract between the 13 states that the government has limited powers.
District Courts: Califo
I. Personal Jurisdiction (Must have A (power) +B(notice)
a. Must have Minimum contacts (or presence)
a.i. Maintain of suit does not offend traditional notions of fair play and
a.ii. Replaced the notion of presence but not compl
Calder v. Jones
465 U.S. 783 (1984)
Operative Facts: The writer and editor of the National Enquirer was citizens of Florida and did
their work in Florida. National Enquirer published one of their articles in California. This articl
Byrd v. Blue Ridge Rural Electrical Cooperative
356 U.S. 525 (1958)
Operative Facts: Petitioner: North Carolina. Respondent: South Carolina Corporation. Byrd is a
lineman in a construction crew of a construction contractor. One of the corporations d
Burnham v. Superior Court of California
495 U.S. 604 (1990)
Operative Facts: Mr. and Mrs. Burnham lived in New Jersey and decided to have a divorce.
They had 2 kids. Before Mrs. Burnham left, the two decided to file divorce on grounds of
Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz
471 U.S. 462 (1985)
Procedural Facts: In trial Court, Burger king won $228,875 + Attorney costs. Court of Appeals
reversed it. USSC granted certiciori
Operative Facts: Floridas long-arm statue extends jurisdiction to a
Belleville catering Co. v. Champaign Market Place L.L.C.
350 F.3d 691 (2003)
Operative Facts: Bad lawyering. It was a corporation suing an LLC. The lawyer believed that,
since the Corporation was doing business in Missouri, then it had to be incorpo
Bell Atlantic Corporation v. Twombly
127 S. Ct. 1955 (2007)
Operative Facts: AT&T held a monopoly of the phone services. The 1996 Act permitted ILEC,
which are regional monopolys to offer long distance, as long as they allow competition in their
Baldwin v. Iowa State Traveling Mens Association
283 U.S. 522 (1931)
Operative Facts: This matter was when, a lawsuit arised in Missouri, and the defendant made a
special appearance to contest the personal jurisdiction of Missouri. They lost, so the
Ashcroft v. Iqbal
129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)
Operative Facts: Ashcroft was taken to a high security facility, alleging that the FBI took him in
because he was Arabic and of Muslim nature. This was after the 9/11 incident and when FBI took
in thousands o
Civil Cases- Must prove defendant is liable by a preponderance of the evidence. Which is less
than Criminal Reasonable doubt.
Egregiously (obviously bad or offensive).
1st, must find out if person has a claim, and if so, against who though subs
Connecticut v. Doehr
501 U.S. 1 (1991)
Operative Facts: DiGiovanni attached a home to his claim against Doehr. DiGiovanni attached it
to a civil suit, which he was claiming assault and battery charges, and didnt post a bond either.
This was because
Dioguardi v. Durning
139 F.2d 774 (1944)
Operative Facts: A man filed a complaint to court, under the federal rules pleading. He stated
that he had made a bid on a bottle for $110, and the other party won the bid, even though they
didnt build $120.
Marsh v. Coleman Company
774 f. SUPP. 608 (1991)
Operative Facts: Marsh worked with Coleman company, and was terminated on Jan. 20th, 1988.
He brought up suit on Jan. 19th, 1990. There was a 2 year statute of limitation. In Nov. of 1990,
he wanted t