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Civil Procedure Keyed to Freer
Baldwin v. Iowa State Traveling Men’s Association
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Baldwin (Plaintiff) originally sued the Iowa State Traveling Men’s Association (Defendant) in Missouri state court, and the action was removed to federal court in Missouri. There, Defendant appeared in federal court to challenge the court’s personal jurisdiction. The federal court in Missouri refused to dismiss the action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but Defendant declined to defend the case on the merits in Missouri. A judgment was entered against Defendant. Defendant later challenged the judgment in federal court in Iowa, still asserting that the federal court in Missouri lacked personal jurisdiction to render judgment against it. The federal court in Iowa agreed with Defendant, dismissing the action. Plaintiff appealed to the United States Court of Appeals. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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