Zahl v. Eastland

In Zahl v. Eastland, Zahl sued Eastland, an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. On appeal, Eastland argued the court in New Jersey did not have personal jurisdiction over him. The Appellate Division held that Eastland had sufficient minimum contacts with New Jersey to permit the Law Division to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over him and his … Read more

Hammons v. Ethicon

The controversy in Hammons v. Ethicon is perfect for a law school civil procedure exam. The case presented a challenge to the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania over New Jersey corporate defendants in a case filed by an Indiana resident regarding injuries allegedly caused by a pelvic mesh medical device implanted in Indiana. While … Read more

Fulano v. Fanjul

In Fulano v. Fanjul, civil action, the Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that none of the defendants, which were all foreign corporations, were subject to personal jurisdiction in PA.