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A.5918: Unconstitutional, Unwise and Futile Effort to Expand N.Y. Courts' Jurisdiction

26 April 2017

New York Law Journal

Marc J. Gottridge and Lisa J. Fried argue: Assembly bill A.5918 would codify the hoary fiction that applying for registration to do business in New York "constitutes consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state for all actions against such corporation." This proposal is a legal fool's errand, almost certain to be held unconstitutional, that undermines Albany's boast that the "climate for doing business in New York has never been better."

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