Mere Advertisement Without Something More Does Not Provide Jurisdiction Basis For Foreign Defendants

Whether foreign defendants are subject to personal jurisdiction in United States courts has been a question for courts. Foreign corporations being subjected to U.S. laws for having a website was discussed in Desktop Technologies, Inc. v. Colorworks Reproduction & Design, Inc.

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 did the court determine?
What are the long-term effects of the Internet and jurisdictional issues?

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