specific jurisdiction

Definition of "specific jurisdiction"
  1. A type of legal authority that a court holds which allows it to make a decision only on a legal issue that is directly connected with the individual's actions or activities within the court's geographic limits
How to use "specific jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The court could not exercise specific jurisdiction since the party in question had no direct activities or contacts in the state where the court sits.
  2. Despite the company's nationwide operations, the case was dismissed due to lack of specific jurisdiction in the state where the lawsuit was filed.
  3. In civil cases, one of the key considerations is often establishing whether or not the court has specific jurisdiction over the party involved.

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