Too late for Uberti and I
Can a State court assert "long arm" jurisdiction over a non-US manufacturer that has no contact with the State except that one of its items wound up there? That was an issue that went to the Arizona Supreme Court in Uberti v. Leonard (at least I think that was the caption) about ten years ago, the gun in question having been one of the first lots made by Urberti for Iver Johnson, at a time when the company had no US subsidiary and no presence in the US. The Arizona court concluded that it nonetheless had jurisdiction. Today the Supreme Court finally revisited the issue, and held that (on facts almost identical to my case) a State court did not have jurisdiction.
Is it me, or if there is any question of whether or not a government entity has jurisdiction over something, said entity will claim jurisdiction? Power grasping? Us? Never.
Posted by: TinCan Assassin at June 27, 2011 10:44 AM
So I tried to search your blog or "Uberti" to get more context but the search on the front page generates this error.
An error occurred:
Opening local file 'search_templates/default.tmpl' failed: No such file or directory
Posted by: eriko at June 27, 2011 11:12 PM