Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Eleventh Circuit Modifies Test To Be Used When Applying The Georgia Long Arm Statute

In Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc. v. Food Movers International, Inc. (08-14782), the Eleventh Circuit modified the personal jurisdiction test to be used when applying the Georgia long arm statute to conform to recent decisions from the Georgia Supreme Court.  Specifically, the court stated "In Innovative Clinical & Consulting Servs., LLC v. First Nat’l Bank of Ames, Iowa, 620 S.E. 2d 352, 355–56 (Ga. 2005), the Georgia Supreme Court held that a trial court must engage in a separate, literal application of the Georgia long-arm statute in addition to a due process inquiry in deciding whether personal jurisdiction exists over a nonresident defendant."


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