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Section Newsletter Articles on Personal Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction of Illinois courts based on Internet content without Zippo By George S. Bellas and A. Patrick Andes Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2012 In recent years, courts have returned to a more traditional analysis to determine whether personal jurisdiction exists in Internet-related cases. The United States Supreme Court Calder v. Jones case in 1984 crafted the “effects” test, which would become the blueprint for contemporary Internet jurisdiction analysis in much of the United States and in Illinois, specifically.
Plurality of United States Supreme Court rejects stream of commerce as test for personal jurisdiction By James A. Murphy Civil Practice and Procedure, September 2011 A look at the recent case of J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro.
Too few Internet matchmaking lonely hearts jurisdictionally trump default judgment: be2 LLC v Ivanof (7th Cir. 2011) By Joseph T. Nabor Intellectual Property, June 2011 In the recent case of be2 LLC v. Ivanov, the decision of the District Court was reversed and the court was instructed to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.