This Comment examines the United States Supreme Court's opinion in World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson and argues that the Court attempted to resolve the uncertainty surrounding the application of the "minimum contacts" doctrine in a products liability context. The author examines the nature of the uncertainty, and forecasts the effects that this case will have on products liability litigation in the future, limiting the analysis to the due process limitations faced by state "long arm" statutes. The author concludes that the Court's decision in World-Wide Volkswagen is inconsistent with the ultimate goals of the "minimum contacts" doctrine.
Anthony P. Pascale,
Personal Jurisdiction over Retailers and Regional Distributors in Products Liability Litigation: Sufficiency of a Single Contact,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol18/iss2/6