« on: October 20, 2007, 01:41:10 AM »
Glannon's Civil Pro book says that one of the requirements of a proper court for a lawsuit is "the need to find a court that can exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant."
I know (I think) that states can assert PJ over a defendant in certain circumstances.
However, if the complaint is filed in federal court, do we also say that the federal court is "exercising personal jurisdiction over the defendant?"
(I'm getting a little mixed up between state personal jurisdiction and federal subject matter diversity.)