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minimum contacts

noun plural min·i·mum contacts \ˈmi-nə-məm-\

Legal Definition of minimum contacts

  1. :  the level of a nonresident defendant's connection with or activity in a state that is sufficient under due process to support the assertion of personal jurisdiction under a long-arm statute — see also doing business statute, fair play and substantial justice, International Shoe Co. v. Washington

Additional Notes on minimum contacts

In most cases, minimum contacts are shown by continuous and purposeful contact with the state usually for business purposes.


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