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Noel Hillman

Offering some guidance on the minimum contacts requirement in the digital age, a federal judge has declined to exercise jurisdiction over a contract dispute where messages that went “into the electronic ether” were about the only thing connecting the defendant with New Jersey.

“In this day and age, those communications could have been with someone physically located anywhere in the world,” U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman of the District of New Jersey said in Exporting Commodities International v. Southern Mineral Processing.

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David Gialanella

David Gialanella, Managing Editor of Regional Brands, has been with ALM since 2010, covering business of law, litigation, legislation, and more. He manages the New Jersey Law Journal and oversees all of ALM's regional brands. Reach him at [email protected]

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