Tag Archives: Jurisdiction

Insurance Demand Letter Used For Federal Jurisdiction

Demand letters to an insurance company can be used as evidence to make even a small case subject to federal jurisdiction.  This is illustrated in a case from the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.  It is styled, Veronica … Continue reading

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Personal Jurisdiction Over a Foreign Ship Manager: A Claim-By-Claim Analysis

NOTE: This post was co-authored by William L. Pardue, a Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student who is spending part of his summer working at King & Jurgens.  Carmona v. Leo Ship Mgmt, Inc.; No. 18-20248, 2019 WL … Continue reading

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English High Court seizes patent infringement jurisdiction once again

Another judgment, another instance of the English court seizing jurisdiction in a patent dispute. In Ablynx NV and Anor v VHsquared Limited and Ors [2019] EWHC 792 (Pat), His Honour Justice Hacon (sitting as a High Court judge) has provided … Continue reading

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Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Covenant Enforcement Jurisdiction

The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in an unpublished opinion that a superior court had jurisdiction over a covenant enforcement lawsuit by a community association against a set of its owners.  The litigation concerned the owners' decision to build … Continue reading

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Is Personal Jurisdiction Constitutionally Self-Enacting?

A. Benjamin Spencer, The Territorial Reach of Federal Courts, __ Fla. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019), available at SSRN. Lumen N. Mulligan Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k) generally limits the scope of a federal district court’s personal jurisdiction to … Continue reading

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