In the span of three months, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued two very similar precedential rulings that both plaintiffs and defense attorneys agree are likely to put to rest an issue that has been debated across the state over the past four years: whether registering to do business as a foreign corporation in Pennsylvania still means consenting to be sued in Pennsylvania.

The Superior Court ruled in late June and again in late September that it does, despite a relatively recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that raised the bar for establishing general personal jurisdiction.

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