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Capron v. Van Noorden

United States Supreme Court
6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 126 (1804)


Facts

Capron (plaintiff) sued Van Noorden (defendant) in federal court. The court did not establish that it had personal jurisdiction over the parties, but heard the case nonetheless due to the parties’ consent. The court found in favor of Van Noorden. Capron appealed on the grounds that the court would have been unable to assert personal jurisdiction had it attempted to.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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