Kaufman v. Barbiero

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 132068
Decision Date: 
November 1, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
GORDON
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
(Court opinion corrected 12/27/13.) Nonresident defendants, whose ownership interest in a trust administered in Cook County were the only points of contact with Illinois, had sufficient minimum contacts with State of Illinois so that Illinois' exercise of personal jurisdiction over them, in litigation seeking to reform trust agreement, did not offend federal constitutional due process. Defendant had objected to Illinois trustee's proposed actions, and should have expected that by raising such objections he would likely be haled into court in Illinois. (McBRIDE and TAYLOR, concurring.)