Specific Personal Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

Specific personal jurisdiction refers to jurisdiction based on a person's minimum contacts with the forum state when the claim arises out of or is related to those contacts. Generally, the requirement of minimum contacts means that the defendant has to have taken actions that were purposefully directed towards the forum state. Such actions may include, among others, selling goods in the state, being incorporated in the state, visiting the state, or bringing property in the state.