March 4, 2013
SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction & Venue: Walden v. Fiore
1. Whether due process permits a court to exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant whose sole “contact” with the forum State is his knowledge that the plaintiff has connections to that State.
2. Whether the judicial district where the plaintiff suffered injury is a district “in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred” for purposes of establishing venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)(2) even if the defendant’s alleged acts and omissions all occurred in another district.
You can find a link to the 9th Circuit’s opinion below and other information about the case at SCOTUSblog’s casefile.
Here’s a story on the case from the AP.