Pennoyer, International Shoe, Asahi, and Goodyear are all familiar names, and now Ford, Bristol-Meyers, Robinson, and Cox have joined the personal jurisdiction party. In the last decade, and especially the last few years, specific personal jurisdiction has been a hot topic: both the United States Supreme Court and the Oregon Supreme Court have handed down decisions that, taken together, shake up our longstanding idea of the concept. These decisions now require that, in Oregon, a plaintiff’s claim against an out-of-state defendant be foreseeably related in some way to the defendant’s in-state conduct.

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