WORLD-WIDE VOLKSWAGEN CORP. ET AL.
WOODSON, DISTRICT JUDGE OF CREEK COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, ET. AL.
Supreme Court of United States.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png
Argued October 3, 1979.
Decided January 21, 1980.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Herbert Rubin argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Dan A. Rogers, Bernard J. Wald, and Ian Ceresney.
Jefferson G. Greer argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was Charles A. Whitebook.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
The issue before us is whether, consistently with the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, an Oklahoma court may exercise in personam jurisdiction over a nonresident automobile retailer and its wholesale distributor in a products-liability action, when the defendants' only connection with Oklahoma is the fact that an automobile sold in New York to New York residents became involved in an accident...
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