Perkins v. Benguet Mining Company

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Perkins v. Benguet Mining Company by Harold Hitz Burton
Perkins v. Benguet Consolidated Mining Co., 342 U.S. 437 (1952) was a United States Supreme Court case which held that an Ohio state court could exercise general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation on the basis of that company's "continuous and systematic" contacts with the state of Ohio. Benguet Consolidated Mining Co. was a Philippine mining corporation that temporarily stopped its mining operations and relocated its president to Ohio during the World War II Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The Court held that the president's use of his office in Ohio to carry on continuous business activities during this period allowed Ohio to properly assert general jurisdiction over his company. — Excerpted from Perkins v. Benguet Mining Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

342 U.S. 437


 Argued: Nov. 27, 28, 1951. --- Decided: March 3, 1952

See 343 U.S. 917, 72 S.Ct. 645.

Mr. Robert N. Gorman, Cincinnati, Ohio, for petitioner.

Mr. Lucien H. Mercier, Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Justice BURTON delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).