California Court of Appeal
Anglo Irish Bank Corp. v. Superior Ct. of Los Angeles, B206714, B206715
Denial of several nonresident defendants' motions to quash service of summons based on lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed where: 1) by soliciting investors in California through personal visits of their employees and others, petitioners established sufficient contacts with the state to justify the exercise of personal jurisdiction in this state; 2) activities undertaken on behalf of a defendant may be attributed to the defendant for purposes of personal jurisdiction if the defendant purposefully directed those activities at the forum state, regardless of specific requirements of alter ego or agency; and 3) state law of alter ego and agency does not determine the constitutional limits to the exercise of specific jurisdiction.
- Decided 08/04/2008
- Published 08/04/2008
- CROSKEY, Acting P.J.
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Holland & Knight, Richard T. Williams and D. Casey Flaherty, Los Angeles, for Petitioners., Goldfarb, Sturman & Averbach, Steven L. Feldman and Steven L. Crane, Encino, for Real Parties in Interest.
- For Appellees:
- No appearance for Respondent.