Mere Advertising Alone On A Website Is Not Sufficient To Subject Website Operator To Personal Jurisdiction In The Forum State

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. Jurisdiction will continually be one of great controversy and the results will be different depending on judicial discretion. However, the fact that an individual operates a website will not subject them to personal jurisdiction in the forum state.

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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