The trial court dismissed Tomlinson’s class action for lack of personal jurisdiction. The case was then moved to the Federal District Court in Oklahoma, which held that H&R Block lacked sufficient nexus with Oklahoma to maintain personal jurisdiction.
The Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the District Court and noted that H&R Block, Inc. was a holding company which had no employees, and that any goods or services that have been offered for sale through its Website were offered by operating subsidiaries of H&R Block, Inc. and not by H&R Block, Inc.
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