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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson
Citation:444 U.S. 286 (1980)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Harry and Kay Robinson purchased an automobile from World-Wide Volkswagen Corp (Defendant). The car was purchased in New York, and the Defendant was a New York corporation that conducted most of its business in New York. While driving through Oklahoma, the Robinsons were rear-ended which caused their car to catch fire, seriously injuring Kay Robinson and two of her children. The Robinsons sued Defendant in an Oklahoma District Court, where Judge Charles S. Woodson decided in their favor. World-Wide filed for a writ of prohibition from the U.S. Supreme Court, attempting to restrain Woodson’s judgment.
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