Thursday, August 21, 2014

Martinez v. Aero Carribean (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2014)

It's fitting that two of the three members of this panel -- including the author of the opinion -- are former law professors.  Because the issue is straight out of a first-year civil procedure exam:

Does personal jurisdiction based upon "tagging" (i.e., personal service) apply to service upon a corporation?

The Ninth Circuit says "No."

Read the opinion and drift fondly back to those halcyon days when you were a first-year law student.