SCOTUS: Walden v. Fiore, et al.: Supreme Court Clarifies Specific Jurisdiction
In Walden v. Fiore, et al. the Supreme Court of the United States recently reiterated “[w]ell-established principles of personal jurisdiction” regarding a forum State’s exercise of specific jurisdiction over a defendant. The Court reaffirmed that when determining whether specific jurisdiction exists over a defendant the “proper focus” is on the relationship of the defendant and his conduct to a forum state, not the defendant’s relationship with a plaintiff who seeks to bring suit there.