McGee v. International Life Insurance Co.
U.S. 220 (1957)
is the beneficiary of a life insurance policy for which the defendant refused
to pay a claim. The defendant was based
in Texas, but the premiums were sent by mail from California.
state of California have specific jurisdiction over the defendant?
contact between the defendant and the state of California is minimal, such contact must
be closely related to the claim in order for the state of California to have jurisdiction.
Analysis: The court finds that the
life insurance policy in question had substantial connection with the state of California. Furthermore, the court holds that the state
has an interest in protecting its citizens without making them travel to other
suggested that the court ruled that California does have jurisdiction over
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