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EX PARTE MCINNIS, 820 SO.2D 795 (ALA. 2001), CERT. DENIED, 122 S.CT. 1961, 152 L.ED.2D 1021 (2002)

Decedent's estate brought products liability action against three nonresident officers of manufacturer following fatal explosion of tire-inflation product. Officers moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. The Baldwin Circuit Court, No. CV-98-1113, Jacquelyn L. Stuart, J., denied motions. Officers petitioned for writ of mandate. Estate petitioned for writ of mandamus to direct trial judge to vacate an order granting motions to strike certain evidentiary materials submitted in opposition to motions to dismiss. The Supreme Court, Johnstone, J., held that: (1) two officers had sufficient minimum contacts with forum to warrant exercise of personal jurisdiction; but (2) third officer lacked sufficient minimum contacts with forum to permit exercise of personal jurisdiction. Writ denied as to two defendants and granted as to one defendant; plaintiffs petition dismissed as moot in part and denied in part.
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