Texas District Court Lacked Personal Jurisdiction to Vacate an Arbitration Award in Florida, Fifth Circuit Holds

In Sayers Constr., LLC v. Timberline Constr., Inc., No 19-51099 (5th Cir. Oct. 2, 2020), the panel affirms dismissal of a vacatur action on the ground that it would not comport with Due Process to review a Florida arbitration award in Texas. Plaintiff Sayers filed suit in the Western District of Texas to vacate anContinue reading “Texas District Court Lacked Personal Jurisdiction to Vacate an Arbitration Award in Florida, Fifth Circuit Holds”

New Jersey Attorney General Cease-and-Desist Letter Sent to Second-Amendment Organization in Texas Supported Personal Jurisdiction There, Holds Fifth Circuit

In Defense Distributed v. Grewal, No. 19-50723 (5th Cir. 19-50723),  the Fifth Circuit reverses dismissal, on personal jurisdiction grounds, of a suit between the Attorney General of New Jersey (Grewal) and two organizations – Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation (“SAF”). Defense Distributed, located in Austin, Texas, makes computer files available by download for peopleContinue reading “New Jersey Attorney General Cease-and-Desist Letter Sent to Second-Amendment Organization in Texas Supported Personal Jurisdiction There, Holds Fifth Circuit”