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Second Circuit Certifies Question to the NY Court of Appeals

Gavel2On June 12, in Ehrenfeld v. Mahfouz, Docket No. 06-2228-cv, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals certified the following question regarding long-arm jurisdiction under New York law to the New York Court of Appeals:

Does CPLR 302(a)(1) confer jurisdiction over the defendant, a Saudi businessman who was named as a supporter of terrorism in a New York author's book?

(Hat tip:  Second Opinions)


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