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Court Of Chancery Explains The Incorporation Basis For Personal Jurisdiction

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Connecticut General Life Insurance Company v. Pinkas, C.A. 5724-VCN (October 28, 2011)

It is sometime claimed that the act of incorporating a Delaware corporation is enough to subject the incorporator to jurisdiction in Delaware.  After all, an old case does do just that.  But as this decision points out, the act of incorporating has to be an integral part of the actions that give rise to the claims asserted.  That is not so easy to show and did not work in this case.

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