Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court delivered two of its most significant opinions on  the subject of personal jurisdiction in nearly twenty-five years (since Asahi Metal Ind. Co. v. Superior Court of California, 480 U.S. 102(1987)).  The new cases are J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown. (linked

The Fourth Circuit ruled today in Albemarle Corp. v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd. that it was required to interpret the forum selection clause negotiated by the parties under English law, which meant that the clause would be read as requiring litigation to be brought in an English court, even though the clause would have been  deemed

The Business Court held today in Armacell v. Bostic that it had personal jurisdiction over an Italian company, L’Isolante, which hired a scientist, Bostic, away from a competitor.

The Plaintiff claimed that the hiring violated Bostic’s non-compete agreement, and that Bostic had also stolen "thousands of data files containing sensitive proprietary information and trade secrets."