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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ends Consent by Registration Theory of Personal Jurisdiction for Companies Registered to do Business in Pennsylvania


Our latest E-Note written by Philadelphia partner Chimdi Tuffs explains that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Eastern District has ended consent by registration theory of personal jurisdiction for companies registered to do business in Pennsylvania. The Court held that compliance with Pennsylvania’s mandatory registration requirement does not constitute voluntary consent to general personal jurisdiction. This opinion paints a much clearer standard from which foreign corporations that lack affiliations with Pennsylvania will be able to challenge pleadings alleging consent jurisdiction based solely on registration to do business in Pennsylvania. The full opinion may be found here.