06/27/2011 07:54:00 AM EST
J. McIntyre Mach., Ltd. v. Nicastro, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4800 (June 27, 2011)
LexisNexis Overview: In a consumer's products-liability case, only
purposeful availment in New Jersey would have made personal jurisdiction
consistent with Due Process, and since a British manufacturer did not have a
single contact with New Jersey short of the product in question ending up
there, the finding of jurisdiction was reversed.
Counsel: Arthur F. Fergenson argued the cause for petitioner.
Alexander W. Ross, Jr. argued
the cause for respondent.
J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which
ROBERTS, C. J., and SCALIA and THOMAS,
JJ., joined. BREYER, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which
ALITO, J., joined. GINSBURG, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which
SOTOMAYOR and KAGAN, JJ., joined.
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