Specific and general jurisdiction: a sliding scale?
Here’s another way of viewing the minimum contacts test: consider the quality and nature of contacts, and then ask whether you can have specific and/or general jurisdiction.
Generally, the contacts must be extremely high to justify general “all purpose” jurisdiction, whereas a single contact might be enough for specific “case-specific” jurisdiction.
The table starts with no contacts at the bottom, then moves to single contacts, and at the top, has highly pervasive contacts.
Posted Sept. 13, 2016