Duquesne Law Review


All states have long-arm statutes permitting the exercise of jurisdiction over non-resident defendants. Although the statutes vary in their operative language, most have been interpreted by the courts to "go to the limits of due process." However, examination of the decisions demonstrates that many such statutes actually do not permit jurisdiction in circumstances where due process would appear to allow it. This problem has important implications for federal courts using state long-arm statutes, as well as for the state courts.

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