U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Pennsylvania Case Regarding General Jurisdiction for Out-of-state Corporations

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision regarding general jurisdiction for corporations based outside of the Commonwealth. In Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court correctly ruled that “mere registration to conduct business within the Commonwealth did not subject the foreign company to general personal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.” This unanimous decision – in which the majority of state courts have ruled similarly – was party based on past U.S. Supreme Court rulings on personal jurisdiction. 

You can read more about the issue in this Pennsylvania Record article and the potential impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari of the case here

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