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Serving Papers On Traveling Executive Won’t Snare Company

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September 11, 2014

The Supreme Court has held that serving legal papers on an individual is enough to allow holding that person subject to the general jurisdiction of the state where the service occurs. But in a recent Ninth Circuit case, Martinez v. Aero Caribbean, the court made an important distinction, when it ruled that serving legal papers on a corporate executive does not create general jurisdiction over the corporation. McKenna Long & Aldridge attorneys explain the case and why this issue could be taken up by the Supreme Court.

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