Duquesne Law Review


The ability of a federal court hearing a federal cause of action to assert jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant is well established. To what extent it may do so, however, is far from clear. The author attempts to clarify the parameters of such jurisdiction in light of recent congressional amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the recently enacted Federal Courts Improvement Act. In concluding, the author makes specific findings concerning the scope of this jurisdictional reach, the parameters of which may be discerned as possessing a logical symmetry.

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