Minimum Contact

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The term is frequently used in the context of invoking or justifying the jurisdiction of a court over non-residents. The court would acquire jurisdiction if the transaction in question took place within its territorial limits or the cause of action relates to the defendant ‘s activities within the state . See Costello v Atlas Corp., (D. C. Cal.) 297 F. Supp. 19. In relation to foreign corporations that are sought to be made subject to process , the criteria for determining the sufficiency of non- resident corporate defendants minimum contacts with a forum are: 1. the nature and character of the business ; 2. the number and type of activities in the forum; 3. whether such activities give right to the cause of action ; 4. whether the forum has some special interest in granting relief and 5. the relative convenience of the parties . See Odom v Thomas, (D.C.Tex.) 338 F. Supp. 877.

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