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Long-Arm Jurisdiction

TweetIn our increasingly social media savvy age,this was bound to occur sooner or later–a recent federal district court decision entitled Lyons v. Rienzi & Sons, Inc. et al.,  09 CV 4253 (E.D.N.Y. 2012) grappled with the issue of whether a Facebook page can be considered a contact with New York for purposes of exercising long-arm […]

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TweetINTRODUCTION It has become increasingly popular for people and entities to transact business via the internet.  In fact e-commerce sales in 2009 alone totaled more than $1.2 trillion. (Yes, you read that number correctly.)  E-commerce enables small, local businesses to transact business worldwide.  One of the main advantages is that local businesses can obtain wholesale […]

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TweetWhen do on-line transactions originating from out-of-state afford courts long-arm jurisdiction over a non-domiciliary defendant?  A New York court answered this question in the recent opinion, Deer Consumer Products, Inc. v. Little and John Does 1-10 and Seeking Alpha Ltd., Index No.: 650823/11, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22021 (1/27/12, N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York Co., […]

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