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Foreign Cloud-Based Service Providers May Be Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in the United States

Socially Aware Blog

14 Nov 2017

Morrison & Foerster attorneys Siena Sofia Magdalena Anstis and J. Alexander Lawrence provide a warning to cloud-based service providers in this article: even if a company has no physical presence in the United States, it can still be pulled into U.S. courts to defend itself. Using Plixer International, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GMHB as an example, the attorneys explain that this situation can occur regardless of how few U.S.-based customers a company services or how little profit the company makes from those individuals, it should still be aware that the threat of personal jurisdiction state-side looms.

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