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.
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
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
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
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
Leatherman v. Tarrant County
507 U.S. 163 (1993)
Operative Facts: In 2 separate incident, it involves a forcible entry into a home based on
detection of odor associated with the manufacture of narcotics. One owner claimed to have been
assaulted by t
Keeton v. Hustler Magazine, Inc.,
465 U.S. 770 (1984)
Procedural Facts: It went to the USSC
Operative Facts: Keeton was defamed by Hustler Magazine and sued them in New Hampshire
even though she lived in New York. New Hampshire is the only state tha
J.A. Olson Co. v. City of Winona
818 F.2d 401 (1987)
Operative Facts: A corporation was trying to sue the municipality of Mississippi. The
corporation had a manufacturing plant located in Mississippi. The plant housed a majority of the
The Hertz Corporation v. Friend
130 S. Ct. 1181 (2010)
Operative Facts: The Hertz car company had a presence in California. Even though they operate
in 44 different states, 1/8 of their resources are at California, with 12% of their personals. The
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
Hanna v. Plumer
380 U.S. 460 (1965)
Operative Facts: In the case, the plaintiff had served the party by leaving the complaint at the
defendants place of abode with his wife. The Plaintiff sued in federal court under the diversity of
Grable & Sons Metal Products, Inc. v. Darue Engineering & Manufacturing
545 U.S. 308 (2005)
Operative Facts: Grable owed money to the IRS, and didnt pay it. The IRS seized the property.
They sent a certified letter, which was received by Grable, but
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v, Brown
2011 U.S. Lexis 4801 (2011)
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. T
Gasperini v. Center For Humanities, Inc. (5/4 case?)
518 U.S. 415 (1996)
Operative Facts: NY law, appellate courts are empowered to review the size of jury verdicts and
order new trials when the jurys award deviates materially from what would be rea
Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
304 US 64 (1938)
Operative Facts: Tompkins was walking along a beaten path alongside a railroad track. He was
walking as a licensee. When a fright train passed by, he was struck by a door projecting from one
of the movi
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.
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
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
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