Miller v. Szilagyi (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-07-0590, 27 pp.) (Cressie H. Thigpen Jr., J.) Appealed from Surry County Superior Court. (John O. Craig III, J.) N.C. App. Full-text opinion.
Holding: Where plaintiff reached out from North Carolina to the Florida defendants to enter into a Florida contract to buy property in Florida, neither the contract nor the related communications directed to plaintiff in North Carolina are sufficient contacts to give N.C. courts personal jurisdiction over the Florida defendants.
We affirm the trial court’s grant of defendants James and Mary Thompson’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.