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Diversity case

Diversity case
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:48:10 AM »
-   Law: in diversity cases, the federal courts only exercise the personal jurisdiction that is allowed by the law of the state in which they sit, even if the state law does not go to the limits of what the state could do commensurate with the due process.

what does it mean to say "if the state law does not go to the limits of what the state could do commensurate with the due process"?

Re: Diversity case
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 01:55:46 PM »
I think it simply means that federal law sets the constitutionally permissible parameters of due process, but state law need not exactly mimic federal law as long as it's still within those parameters.