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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Omni Capital International v. Rudolf Wolff & Co.
Citation:484 U.S. 97, 108 S.Ct. 404, 98 L.Ed.2d 415 (1987)
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Omni Capital International and Omni Capital Corporation (Petitioners), a New York corporation, hired Rudolf Wolff & Co., a British corporation, and James Gourley, a British citizen, (Respondents) to handle trades on an investment program on the London Metals Exchange. Investors (Plaintiffs) sued Petitioners in federal court in Louisiana under the Commodity Exchange Act for misrepresentation of tax benefits and future profits. Petitioners impleaded Respondents for causing the misrepresentation through fraudulent trading activities. Respondents filed a motion to dismiss, arguing lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a cause of action under applicable the Commodity Exchange Act.
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