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Tag Archives: General Jurisdiction

Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Real Property – Promissory Note – General Jurisdiction – Prior Litigation (access required)

Synovus Bank v. Schaur Even though an N.C. state court found that it had personal jurisdiction over the Michigan defendant, that action was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice; therefore, the court’s finding does not have collateral estoppel effect.

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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Real Property – Promissory Note – General Jurisdiction – Prior Litigation (access required)

Synovus Bank v. Schaur Even though an N.C. state court found that it had personal jurisdiction over the Michigan defendant, that action was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice; therefore, the court’s finding does not have collateral estoppel effect. Moreover, the state court litigation involved the original promissory note between the parties whereas this action involves a renewal promissory note.

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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Indian TV Network – General Jurisdiction – Insufficient Contacts – Tort/Negligence – Defamation (access required)

Danius v. Sun TV Network Ltd. The court does not have general jurisdiction over an Indian television network that contracts with a satellite subscription service and an internet-based IPTV network, which in turn provide subscription services in the U.S.

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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – General Jurisdiction – Labor & Employment – Covenants Not to Compete – New Employer (access required)

Esoterix Genetic Laboratories, LLC v. McKey An out-of-state employer does not subject itself to N.C. jurisdiction simply by hiring citizens of other states who were employed by an N.C. company and who had covenants not to compete with that N.C. company. However, the defendant-company, a California corporation, does have sufficient contacts with North Carolina to give N.C. courts general jurisdiction over it. We deny defendant Counsyl, Inc.’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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