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Federal Court Claims Dismisses Claims Against Real Estate Agents

September 5, 2017

The Northern District of Georgia granted William Newcomb’s motion to dismiss claims filed by a homeowner who contended that the defendant real estate agents were engaged in a RICO conspiracy to defraud mortgagees.   William argued that his real estate agents clients, who were Florida residents, could not be hailed into a Georgia court because 1) Georgia’s long-arm statute did not provide a Georgia court with personal jurisdiction over his clients and 2) the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prevented the Georgia court from exercising general or specific jurisdiction over the agents.  The Northern District denied the plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration.

 

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