Jurisdiction: The “minimum Contacts” Principle

With the exponential growth of e-commerce, international transactions and the number of disputes connected thereto are expected to multiply. Among the most serious legal issues raised by these disputes are those related to jurisdiction. The courts have to adjudicate Internet disputes in which the parties have little physical or geographic connection with each other or the jurisdiction.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is Jurisdiction?
What are the Fundamental Principles of Jurisdiction in the US?
What is the “Minimum Contacts” Principle?
How did Courts Define “Minimum Contacts”?
How does the “Minimum Contact” Principle Apply to the Internet World?


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