Maritz Case Is Relied Upon As Example For Determining Traditional Notions Of Fair Play Apply In Determining Jurisdiction

Websites and the advent of the Internet have made judges reevaluate the legislation and judicial precedence to make these laws fit in the new bottle of present day technology. Jurisdictional will continually be one of great controversy and the results will be different depending on judicial discretion. The decision of MARITZ, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CYBERGOLD, INC., 947 F. Supp. 1328 (E.D. Mo.), reconsideration denied and preliminary injunction denied, 947 F. Supp. 1338 (1996) has been viewed as first key cases involving personal jurisdiction and has been cited as a key case involving the Internet arena.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is jurisdiction?
What is general personal jurisdiction and specific personal jurisdiction?
What are the parties involved and the facts involved?
What were the five factors considered for jurisdiction in this case?
What did the court determine?

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