From our private database of 14,200+ case briefs...
J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro
United States Supreme Court
131 S.Ct. 2780 (2011)
New Jersey resident Robert Nicastro (plaintiff) became seriously injured while using a metal-shearing machine manufactured by J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. (J. McIntyre) (defendant). Although the injury occurred in New Jersey, the machine was manufactured in England where J. McIntryre is incorporated. The New Jersey Supreme Court found that, even though J. McIntyre never marketed its goods in the state nor shipped them there, New Jersey courts had jurisdiction over the company because the manufacturer knew or should have reasonably known that its products were distributed through a nationwide distribution system that might lead their products being sold in any of the 50 states, including New Jersey. J. McIntyre appealed and the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)
Concurrence (Breyer, J.)
Dissent (Ginsburg, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 241,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,200 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.