Well I'm trying to take the quiz, and I'm feeling quite stupid.
Lyle Lovelace, a California resident attending college in California, visits his girlfriend Sally in New Jersey. While in New Jersey, they decide to go to a Fireworks display at Great Adventure. While traveling on the NJ Turnpike, Rick Reckless, a New Jersey resident (who had been drinking several beers with his college roommates at a beach party) hits Lyle's and Sally's automobile while traveling at speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. Seriously injured, after a 2 week hospital confinement, Lyle is transported by airplane back to Los Angeles for rehabilitation. Lyle brings suit in federal court in the Central District of California against Rick. Rick has never visited California but really thinks it would be great to visit California and Disneyland for a few months. He shows up in Court and tells the judge that he wants to agree to the suit in California.
A) He cannot do this because a federal court has no power to refuse to hear a case between citizens of different states.
B) Rick cannot do this because the accident occurred in New Jersey and only a court in New Jersey has the power to hear the case.
C) Rick cannot do this because an individual can never waive personal jurisdiction.
D) Rick can do this and go and enjoy Disneyland.
Oh and I just braved the ice storm for $50 in wine and beer that I've just cracked open. Lesson learned, don't drink and study law.
EDIT: Correct answer...B. The correct answer is Lyle cannot sue Rick in California because Rick does not have minimum contacts with that state, and fair play and substantial justice dictate that he cannot be sued against his will in California for a drinking and driving accident that occurred in New Jersey..