When Cozen O'Connor's Patrick J. O'Connor injured his shoulder while on vacation in Barbados by falling in a shower after receiving a massage, he probably had no idea that his lawsuit against the resort would result in a ruling that clarifies the 3rd Circuit's test for personal jurisdiction. The circuit found the hotel's contacts with Pennsylvania, including a mailed brochure and phone calls to finalize spa treatment reservations, were "sufficiently related" to the claim to establish personal jurisdiction.
Firm Founder's Shower Fall Leads to Significant Jurisdiction Ruling at 3rd Circuit
The Legal Intelligencer
August 2, 2007