fair play and substantial justice
- It's a principle used to ensure fairness when a court tries to establish personal jurisdiction over someone who doesn't reside there to ensure their due process rights are not violated
- The court had to consider the principle of fair play and substantial justice before making a jurisdiction decision on the out-of-state defendant.
- The judge insisted on applying the principle of fair play and substantial justice to ensure that the nonresident defendant's rights were respected.
- Despite the defendant's non-residency, the court's decision was based on its commitment to fair play and substantial justice, which ensured his right to due process.