minimum contacts

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

Legal Definition of minimum contacts

: 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

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

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“Minimum contacts.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/minimum%20contacts. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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