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Monday, February 09, 2004

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against ACC: For the second time in four months, a Connecticut state judge has dismissed the ACC as a defendant in the Big East's lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction. The judge ruled that the ACC did not have sufficient ties to Connecticut to be sued in the state. Under International Shoe and Hanson, a defendant must have continuous and systematic contacts with a state and purposefully avail itself of the protections of that state in order to be sued in the state's courts.