Delaware Supreme Court

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528, 2015


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U.S. Chamber urges Delaware Supreme Court to reverse decision addressing general personal jurisdiction of a foreign corporation

November 19, 2015

In its brief, the U.S. Chamber urged the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn the Superior Court’s holding that a corporation consents to general personal jurisdiction simply by complying with a state’s basic registration requirements to do business. The brief further argues that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbids states from requiring corporations to consent to general personal jurisdiction, and that upholding the lower court’s decision would harm Delaware businesses and would burden state courts.

Andrew J. Pincus and Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP and Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, Nicholas J. Rohrer, and Julia B. Ripple of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

Application for interlocutory appeal accepted 10/13/2015.

U.S. Chamber amicus brief filed 11/19/2015.

Decided 4/18/2016.

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