Appeals Court Finds No General Jurisdiction From Registering In State
(February 24, 2016, 2:16 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — Registering to do business and appointing an agent as required by Connecticut statute falls short of creating general jurisdiction, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Feb. 18 in affirming dismissal of an asbestos action (Cindy S. Brown, et al. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., et al., No. 14-4083, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 2763).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160302-009Z.)
“We confront here a nettlesome and increasingly contentious question about the import of a foreign corporation’s registration to conduct business and appointment...