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J. McINTYRE MACHINERY , LTD v. NICASTRO

Docket No.: 09-1343
Certiorari Granted: 09/28/10
Argued: January 11, 2011
Decided: 06/27/11

Topics:

Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, patent, state jurisdiction over

PartyNames: J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Robert Nicastro, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Roseanne Nicastro
Petitioner: J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd.
Respondent: Robert Nicastro, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Roseanne Nicastro

Court Below: Supreme Court of New Jersey
Citation: 201 N.J. 48

J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd.
v.
Robert Nicastro, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Roseanne Nicastro
Question Presented:

Does a "new reality" of "a contemporary international economy" permit a state to exercise, consonant with due process under the United States Constitution, in personam jurisdiction over a foreign manufacturer pursuant to the stream-of-commerce theory solely because the manufacturer targets the United States market for the sale of its product and the product is purchased by a forum state consumer?

Question:

May a consumer sue a foreign manufacturer in state court over a product that the foreign company marketed and sold in the United States?

Note:

TO BE ARGUED IN TANDEM WITH 10-76

J. McINTYRE MACHINERY , LTD v. NICASTRO
ORAL ARGUMENT

01/11/11

Listen to Oral Argument in J. McINTYRE MACHINERY , LTD v. NICASTRO
Holding: reversed
Vote: 6-3
Opinion By:
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