Friday, May 22, 2020

Jurisdiction by Consent Concept Upheld in Two Recent Federal Court Cases


In two (2) recent Federal Pennsylvania District Court Decisions, separate courts held that the Third Circuit’s decision in the Bane case, recognizing general jurisdiction by consent, conferred by virtue of a foreign corporation’s securing a registration to do business in Pennsylvania, remains binding. 

This rule of law was relied upon in the case of Smith v. NMC Wollard, Inc., No. 19-5101 (E.D. Pa. April 24, 2020) as well as in the case of Replica Auto Body Panels & Auto Sales, Inc. v. InTech Trailers, Inc., No. 4:19-CV-02018 (M.D. Pa. April 16, 2020 Brann, J.). 

Anyone wishing to review a copy of the Smith decision may click this LINK  and this LINK for the companion Order.  

The Replica Auto decision can be read at this LINK and the companion Order at this LINK

I send thanks to Attorney James M. Beck of the Philadelphia office of the Reed Smith law firm for bringing this case to my attention.

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