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The Mallory Split: A Divided SCOTUS Rejects Due Process Challenge to Pennsylvania’s Consent-By-Registration Statute (But What Does That Mean Everywhere Else?)

Denise Seastone Kraft, Kendyl T Hanks, William Perdue, Aaron Weiss, and Myron T Steele

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In Mallory, the U.S. Supreme Court held that out-of-state entities may be required to consent to personal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania because the Due Process Clause does not prohibit a state from requiring an out-of-state corporation to consent to general personal jurisdiction as a condition of registering to do business. This panel will discuss general and specific jurisdiction issues, what the Mallory holding implies in other jurisdictions, and the potential impact of the Dormant Commerce Clause.


The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.