August 1, 2011
Erbsen on Goodyear v. Brown
Over at PrawfsBlawg, Allan Erbsen (Minnesota) has a post entitled Personal Jurisdiction, Goodyear v. Brown, and Homely Line Drawing. From the post:
The determinative question in Goodyear was whether the Turkish defendant's contacts with North Carolina were "continuous and systematic" or merely "sporadic" and "limited." That will also be the pivotal question in future cases involving a state's attempt to assert general jurisdiction. So one would hope to see language in the opinion explaining how lower courts should draw lines between "continuous" and "sporadic," and between "systematic" and "limited." And yet such guidance is missing.