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General jurisdiction is one of the most controversial aspects of the current jurisprudence of personal jurisdictions. General jurisdiction refers to a state's exercise of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant in a lawsuit not arising out of or related to the defendant's contacts with the forum. General jurisdiction is particularly controversial in international litigation involving foreign defendants who do business in the United States. This article examines the potential limitations on the exercise of general jurisdiction in the context of international civil litigation.

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