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World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson
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Robinson bought a World-Wide Volkswagen (WWV) (Plaintiff) car in New York. While driving to Arizona, Robinson was involved in an auto accident in Oklahoma and brought a products liability action against Plaintiff in Oklahoma. Plaintiff was incorporated and had its business in New York. Plaintiff distributed vehicles, parts, and accessories, under contract with Volkswagen, to retail dealers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Plaintiff did no business in Oklahoma, had no agents in Oklahoma, did not advertise in Oklahoma, and did not use any media in Oklahoma. Plaintiff challenged the Oklahoma court’s (Defendant) in personam jurisdiction over Plaintiff on the grounds that Plaintiff had no minimum contacts with Oklahoma. The district court (Defendant) and the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected Plaintiff’s challenge. Plaintiff appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
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