Confirm favorite deletion?
Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Burger King v. Rudzewicz
Citation:471 U.S. 462 (1985)
CaseCast™ – "What you need to know"
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
- Topic: Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
- Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.: A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
- Brief Facts: A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
- Rule of Law: Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
Rudzewicz (Defendant) and MacShara jointly applied for a Burger King franchise in their home state of Michigan. Burger King Corporation (Plaintiff), headquartered in Florida, approved the 20-year franchise relationship after a long negotiation process between the parties. In this contract, Defendant obligated himself to payments of over $1 million to the Plaintiff’s headquarters in Florida and agreed to the terms of contract being governed by Florida law. When Defendant and MacShara fell behind on payments, Plaintiff brought a suit under Florida’s long-arm statute for breach of the franchise agreement. Defendant argued that the suit could not be brought in Florida for lack of personal jurisdiction.
- Issue(s): Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
- Holding: Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.