Background: Jurisdiction in the courts is an aspect of the law that can be confusing and complicated, but it is an important legal concept that businesses cannot ignore. Jurisdiction can affect many business operations and determine various business decisions, such as where and how to advertise and market the business. Before launching a business, and where there are questions about possible jurisdiction in the courts, it is advisable for businesses to consult an attorney.
To help educate the GC owners about jurisdiction, you prepare a presentation for Connor, Ali, Madison, and Sam to be discussed at a meeting with Winnie, Ralph, and the GC owners.
You prepared the following example for the meeting presentation and discussion.
Example Scenario Facts: Assume GC advertises aggressively in the Middle Atlantic States of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. GC also advertises regularly via the internet by soliciting business in all states.
Assume GC contracted with ABC Corporation (ABC), incorporated in Virginia to clean the company offices in Richmond, Virginia. ABC paid for the cleaning, but after the cleaning, ABC was dissatisfied and sued GC in Virginia to recover the costs of the cleaning. It was determined that the Virginia state court had jurisdiction to hear the case.
1. Applying the concepts of jurisdiction to the scenario facts, discuss why you agree or disagree that the Virginia court has jurisdiction to hear the case.
Fully support your conclusions. Respond in 1 -2 paragraphs.