US Supreme Court again affirms the limits of personal jurisdiction

In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court recently held that a court could not assert personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, whose conduct took place entirely outside the forum, where the claim of jurisdiction was based solely on the fact that the allegedly wrongful conduct may have injured the plaintiffs who lived in the … Read more

Illinois Supreme Court asserts personal jurisdiction over non-US manufacturer despite absence of direct Illinois product sales

The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed the assertion of personal jurisdiction over a non-US component part manufacturer that never sold a single product directly to a consumer in the state of Illinois.  See Russell v. SNFA, 987 N.E.2d 778 (Illinois 2013).  The Court held that sales in Illinois, by an unaffiliated US distributor, of helicopter … Read more