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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Shaffer v. Heitner
Citation:433 U.S. 186 (1977)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Heitner (Plaintiff) owned stock in Greyhound Corporation, a Delaware corporation which had its primary place of business in Arizona. Plaintiff sued 28 present and former officers of Greyhound Corporation, including Shaffer (Defendants), for violating their duties to the corporation. Heitner also filed an order to sequester the defendants’ stock (i.e., asked the court to take ownership of the property and hold it pending the outcome of the litigation). The Delaware court granted Heitner’s sequestration order concerning the defendants’ property that was located in Delaware. The defendants appealed, arguing that the Delaware court did not have personal jurisdiction over their property.
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