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This Ain't the Texas Two Step Folks: Disharmony, Confusion, and the Unfair Nature of Personal Jurisdiction Analysis in the Fifth Circuit

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dc.contributor.author Laughlin, Angela M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-31T17:02:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-31T17:02:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 37 Cap. U. L. Rev. 681 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/1333
dc.description.abstract This article discusses how lack of uniformity among courts in the application of the “stream of commerce” test removes clarity and predictability from the law and creates problems for commerce. Part I of this article introduces the problems associated with conflicting standards. Part II, after reviewing the foundations of personal jurisdiction, explores the deep divide in federal and state courts over proper application of the minimum contacts test, as well as the arguments in favor of each test. As a case study, this article utilizes the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as a model of how personal jurisdiction analysis is playing out in the federal circuit courts. Part III of the article outlines the benefits of an approach to personal jurisdiction that focuses on the volume, value, and hazardous character of products placed into interstate commerce. The article also recommends that the Fifth Circuit reconsider the fairness of its current jurisprudence. Part IV concludes by restating the need for the Supreme Court to answer this question and to once and for all align the courts on the proper “minimum contacts test.”
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Capital University Law Review
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dc.relation.uri http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1556372
dc.subject Jurisdiction en_US
dc.subject Texas Law en_US
dc.subject Minimum contacts test
dc.subject Fifth Circuit
dc.subject Stream of commerce test
dc.subject Federal jurisdiction
dc.title This Ain't the Texas Two Step Folks: Disharmony, Confusion, and the Unfair Nature of Personal Jurisdiction Analysis in the Fifth Circuit en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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