minimum contacts

noun plural

min·​i·​mum 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.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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