Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Harry N. Arger, James L. Reed, Rooks, Pitt & Poust, Chicago, IL, and George J. Vosicky (argued), Rooks, Pitts & Poust, Joliet, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
John R. Robertson, Sandra A. Miller, and Geoffrey M. Davis (argued), Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
Before WOOD, Jr., KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
KANNE, Circuit Judge.
This case poses the difficult question of how closely connected a cause of action must be to a defendant's contacts with a forum to justify personal jurisdiction over the defendant in that forum. RAR, Inc. ("RAR") is an Illinois corporation that, between 1991 and 1993, sold engine parts many times from its offices in Illinois to Turner Diesel, Ltd. ("Turner"), a Scottish corporation. In 1993, RAR agreed to buy four diesel, locomotive engines...
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