Heinsz and Schonert Author Article on Missouri Personal Jurisdiction After Daimler
Christine Heinsz and Neil Schonert’s article “Missouri Personal Jurisdiction After Daimler: Service on a Defendant’s Registered Agent, Without More, Should Not Qualify as Consent,” appeared in the Spring issue of the MODL Quarterly Report – a publication of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. The article discusses the case of State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Ry. v. Dolan, in which the Missouri Supreme Court considered whether in-state service on a company’s registered agent should suffice for jurisdictional requirements, regardless of where the alleged misconduct occurred. Following their submission, the Missouri Supreme Court decided the “registered agent/consent” issue consistent with the article by rejected the argument that a foreign corporation’s appointment of a registered agent for service should be inferred as consent to jurisdiction over any cause of action.