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Why Daimler Accommodates Personal Jurisdiction in Mass Tort Litigations.pdf
Albany Law Review (2016)
  • Alani Golanski
Abstract
Unified administration of mass torts in centralized venues serves numerous functional, fairness, efficiency and consistency objectives. Requisite is the forum court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over the parties. Recent Supreme Court opinions concerning personal jurisdiction, culminating in Daimler, have not yet addressed mass tort litigation. This article demonstrates that Daimler’s theoretical underpinnings are attentive to the "practical necessities" of the litigation at issue, and accommodate personal jurisdiction over multistate entities in mass tort litigations. This is because Daimler's narrowing of general personal jurisdiction contemplates the liberalized and context-sensitive exercise of specific personal jurisdiction.
Keywords
  • mass tort,
  • jurisdiction,
  • specific jurisdiction,
  • Daimler,
  • personal jurisdiction,
  • von Mehren
Publication Date
Fall 2016
Citation Information
Alani Golanski. "Why Daimler Accommodates Personal Jurisdiction in Mass Tort Litigations.pdf" Albany Law Review Vol. 80 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alani_golanski/15/