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Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro
Citation:564 U.S. 873 (2011)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Nicastro brought a products liability action against J. McIntyre after he sustained a serious injury to his hand while using a metal shearing machine manufactured by J. McIntyre. Nicastro’s injury occurred in New Jersey. The metal shearing machine was manufactured in England by J. McIntyre. An independent company sold J. McIntyre’s machines in the United States. J. McIntyre’s officials attended conventions in the United States, but never in New Jersey. No more than four of J. McIntyre’s machines ended up in New Jersey. J. McIntyre had not marketed goods in New Jersey or shipped any goods into the state. The New Jersey Supreme Court held that J. McIntyre was subject to the jurisdiction of the New Jersey courts.
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