Duple Motor Bodies Ltd. v. Hollingsworth afforded the Ninth Circuit an opportunity to apply the Hawaii long-arm statute in a products liability action brought in federal court by an Hawaiian plaintiff against a corporate defendant domiciled in England. The majority upheld the district court's in personam jurisdiction over the defendant, in a decision sharply criticized by a dissenting judge for its asserted overextension of the minimum contacts concept and disregard of convenience factors.
Warren Price III,
The Reach Toward England--Hawaii's Long-Arm Jurisdiction,
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