Murco Wall Prods., Inc. v. Galier (US Supreme Court)

The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that, for a state to exercise specific jurisdiction over a defendant, the defendant’s suit-related conduct must create a substantial connection with the forum state. In this case, instead of applying that test, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals held that Oklahoma courts could exercise specific jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant based on the “totality” of its contacts with the state. We petitioned for certiorari and succeeded in persuading the Court to grant the petition, vacate the Oklahoma court’s judgment, and remand the case for further proceedings in light of the Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California.


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