Delaware Top Court Told Registration Can’t Trigger General Jurisdiction

(November 19, 2015, 1:54 PM EST) -- WILMINGTON, Del. — The U.S. Supreme Court rejects as an “unacceptable grasp” Delaware’s policy of finding general jurisdiction from the simple process of registering to do business in the state, an asbestos defendant told the state’s top court on Nov. 16 (International Paper Co. v. Mary Anne Hudson, No. 508, 2015, Del. Sup.).

(Opening brief available. Document #01-151202-005B.)

Mary Anne Hudson filed suit in the New Castle County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her to asbestos.

International Paper Co. moved for dismissal...
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