Pervasive Business Contacts Create Personal Jurisdiction

A state retains general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation whose business contacts are so pervasive within the state that it will not offend notions of fair play and substantial justice to retain general personal jurisdiction, even if none of the actions of the litigation occurred within the state. Willard v. Ingersoll-Rand Company, No. 03 C 4665, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Sept. 19, 2003.

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