June 23, 2024

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Requiring Consent to Personal Jurisdiction in Order to Do Business in Pennsylvania Violates Due Process

In a December 22, 2021 conclusion that will have much-reaching effects, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Robert Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation that Pennsylvania’s consent-by-registration statutory framework is unconstitutional, and therefore could not supply a basis for locating personal jurisdiction. The Court docket mentioned: “Our statutory scheme of conditioning the privilege of carrying out business in the Commonwealth on the submission of the foreign company to standard jurisdiction in…
By: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP