LNS Enterprises LLC v. Continental Motors, Inc., No. 20-16897 (9th Cir. January 12, 2022) (J. Gilman) https://cdn.ca9.
Purposefully directed activities in forum state by defendant must be shown to establish specific jurisdiction within state.
(1) The non-resident defendant mustpurposefully direct his activities orconsummate some transaction with the forumor resident thereof; or perform some act bywhich he purposefully avails himself of theprivilege of conducting activities in theforum, thereby invoking the benefits andprotections of its laws; (2) the claim must beone which arises out of or relates to thedefendant's forum-related activities; and(3) the exercise of jurisdiction must comportwith fair play and substantial justice, i.e. itmust be reasonable.
Finally where plaintiffs request to be allowed to do jurisdictional discovery was not supported by affidavit or evidence establishing how such discovery might be helpful the court it is properly denied. Here the court concluded the request was supported by nothing more than a “hunch” that facts might be found to support specific jurisdiction and therefore was properly denied.
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