International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington
Significance, Corporations, People, And Legal Fictions, Minimum Contacts And Personal Jurisdiction, An Important Precedent
International Shoe Company
State of Washington
As a Delaware-based corporation whose factory was located in Missouri, International Shoe was not liable to pay into the state unemployment compensation fund in the state of Washington.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Henry C. Lowenhaupt
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
George W. Wilkins, Assistant Attorney General of the State of Washington
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Wiley Blount Rutledge, Harlan Fiske Stone (writing for the Court)
None (Robert H. Jackson did not participate)
Date of Decision
3 December 1945
That International Shoe was liable to pay state unemployment tax in Washington State because it had had "minimum contacts" with that state.
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