McGee v. International Life Insurance Company

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McGee v. International Life Insurance Company
by the Supreme Court of the United States
McGee v. International Life Insurance Co., 355 U.S. 220 (1957), was a case following in the line of decisions interpreting International Shoe v. Washington. The Court declared that California did not violate the Due Process Clause by entering a judgment upon a Texas insurance company who was engaged in a dispute over a policy it maintained with a California resident. The importance of this finding is highlighted by the facts of the case; mainly that International Life Insurance did no other business within the state of California besides maintaining this single policy, which the company became responsible for by its acquisition of another insurance company which previously had held the policy. However; the case never explicitly stated that no other business was conducted within California and the previous assumption is presumptive by definition. — Excerpted from McGee v. International Life Insurance Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

355 U.S. 220


 Argued: Nov. 20, 1957. --- Decided: Dec 16, 1957

Mr. Arthur J. Mandell, Houston, Tex., for the petitioner.

Mr. Stanley Hornsby, Austin, for the respondent.

Opinion of the Court by Mr. Justice BLACK, announced by Mr. Justice DOUGLAS.


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