Thursday, October 12, 2017

General jurisdiction.

Practice point:  New York courts may not exercise general jurisdiction against a defendant, either under the United States Constitution or CPLR 301, unless the defendant is domiciled in New York, or in the exceptional case where the individual's New York contacts  are so extensive as to support general jurisdiction, notwithstanding domicile elsewhere.  The purchase of an apartment in New York does not establish that the individual is domiciled in New York.  New York business activities undertaken on behalf of a corporate entity are not a basis for general jurisdiction.

Case:  IMAX Corp. v. Essel Group, NY Slip Op 07091 (1st Dep't October 10, 2017)

Here is the decision.