42 Cited authorities

  1. Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz

    471 U.S. 462 (1985)   Cited 14,889 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a defendant has "fair warning" if he purposefully directs his activities at residents of the forum and if the litigation results from alleged injuries arising out of or relating to those activities.
  2. Cooter Gell v. Hartmarx Corp.

    496 U.S. 384 (1990)   Cited 3,699 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that it is necessarily an abuse of discretion to apply the wrong legal standard
  3. J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro

    564 U.S. 873 (2011)   Cited 1,053 times   32 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a metal-shearing machine manufacturer based in England that engaged an independent distributor to sell its machines across the U.S. was not subject to personal jurisdiction in New Jersey where the plaintiff was injured while using one of the company's machines
  4. Oppenheimer Fund, Inc. v. Sanders

    437 U.S. 340 (1978)   Cited 3,747 times   18 Legal Analyses
    Holding that that the production of putative class members' names pursuant to Federal Rule 26 was not "within the scope of legitimate discovery."
  5. Int'l Shoe Co. v. Washington

    326 U.S. 310 (1945)   Cited 20,446 times   69 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[t]he activities which establish its `presence' subject it alike to taxation by the state and to suit to recover the tax"
  6. Miller Yacht Sales, Inc. v. Smith

    384 F.3d 93 (3d Cir. 2004)   Cited 799 times
    Holding that when a court does not hold an evidentiary hearing on the motion, a plaintiff's allegations will be treated as if they were true
  7. Toys “R” Us, Inc. v. Step Two, S.A.

    318 F.3d 446 (3d Cir. 2003)   Cited 822 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that evidence of the defendant's intentional targeting of its website to the forum state was required to satisfy the "purposeful availment" prong of the minimum contacts analysis
  8. Mellon Bank (East) PSFS, National Ass'n v. Farino

    960 F.2d 1217 (3d Cir. 1992)   Cited 969 times
    Holding that plaintiff's right to conduct jurisdictional discovery should be sustained when factual allegations suggest the possible existence of requisite contacts between the defendant and the forum state with "reasonable particularity"
  9. Metcalfe v. Renaissance Marine

    566 F.3d 324 (3d Cir. 2009)   Cited 476 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the plaintiffs ought to have the opportunity to conduct personal discovery, where the plaintiffs' claim was not frivolous and they were "faced with the difficult task of trying to establish personal jurisdiction over a corporation"
  10. Red Wing Shoe Co. v. Hockerson-Halberstadt

    148 F.3d 1355 (Fed. Cir. 1998)   Cited 473 times   19 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a "patentee [does] not subject itself to personal jurisdiction in a forum solely by informing a party who happens to be located there of suspected infringement," as "[grounding personal jurisdiction on such contacts alone would not comport with principles of fairness."
  11. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 272,120 times   788 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  12. Rule 4 - Summons

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 4   Cited 51,052 times   103 Legal Analyses
    Holding that if defendant is not served within 90 days after the complaint is filed, the court—on a motion, or on its own following notice to the plaintiff—must dismiss the action without prejudice against that defendant or order that service be made by a certain time
  13. Rule 11 - Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers; Representations to the Court; Sanctions

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 11   Cited 27,894 times   107 Legal Analyses
    Holding an "unrepresented party" to the same standard as an attorney
  14. Section 1391 - Venue generally

    28 U.S.C. § 1391   Cited 22,696 times   187 Legal Analyses
    Finding that venue lies where a "substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim" occurred
  15. Section 271 - Infringement of patent

    35 U.S.C. § 271   Cited 5,427 times   966 Legal Analyses
    Holding that testing is a "use"
  16. Section 1400 - Patents and copyrights, mask works, and designs

    28 U.S.C. § 1400   Cited 1,861 times   300 Legal Analyses
    Identifying proper venue for copyright and patent suits
  17. Rule 4:4 - Process

    N.J. Ct. R. 4:4   Cited 586 times

    Rule 4:4-1. Summons; Issuance The plaintiff, plaintiff's attorney or the clerk of the court may issue the summons. If a summons is not issued within 15 days from the date of the Track Assignment Notice, the action may be dismissed in accordance with R. 4:37-2(a). Separate or additional summonses may issue against any defendants. Rule 4:4-2. Summons: Form Except as otherwise provided by R. 5:4-1(b) (summary proceedings in family actions), the face of the summons shall be in the form prescribed by