Where a Minnesota attorney sued out-of-state defendants in Minnesota state court for their alleged participation in a fraud scheme, and the defendants removed the case to federal court, the dismissal is affirmed because the connection between the defendants and the attorney was not sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction because the attorney was the only connection between Minnesota and the underlying dispute.
Judgment is affirmed.
Pederson v. Frost (MLW No. 74681/Case No. 18-3195 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Stras, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (Lee Michael Pederson, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Joseph T. Dixon III and Alethea Marie Huyser, Minneapolis; Brian P. Miller and Samantha J. Kavanaugh, Miami, Florida; and Daniel A. Rozansky and Michael Amory Sherman, Sherman Oaks, California, for appellee).