In any case, jurisdictional issues can make or break a claim. Whether you're bringing a claim as an individual, or on behalf of your business, it is important to understand just how personal jurisdiction may shape your claims. We've discussed these issues briefly in the past, but last month the United States Supreme Court issued a decision we think illustrates just how nuanced and critical personal jurisdiction issues can be.
In business, everyday issues give rise to a countless variety of claims. Depending on the character of the issue, it may give rise to a claim that you must bring in federal court in order to protect your business. This can be a scary proposition if you aren't familiar with the process, and in certain circumstances should be avoided.