56 F.3d 71 (9th Cir. 1995), 93-17249, Hashiro v. General Elec. Co.

Docket Nº:93-17249.
Citation:56 F.3d 71
Party Name:Noboru and Lorraine HASHIRO, individually and as Co-Special Administrators of decedent Lloyd H. Hashiro's estate, Dennis Hashiro, Clyde Hashiro, Gordon Hashiro, and Donna Sue Hashiro, Plaintiffs - Appellants, v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, a New York corporation, Basic Technologies, Inc., a New York corporation, fka Basic Hydraulics and Industrial Eq
Case Date:May 15, 1995
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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56 F.3d 71 (9th Cir. 1995)

Noboru and Lorraine HASHIRO, individually and as Co-Special Administrators of decedent Lloyd H. Hashiro's estate, Dennis Hashiro, Clyde Hashiro, Gordon Hashiro, and Donna Sue Hashiro, Plaintiffs - Appellants,

v.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, a New York corporation, Basic Technologies, Inc., a New York corporation, fka Basic Hydraulics and Industrial Equipment, Limited, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a division of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin Zachary, Sylvania, a Connecticut corporation, Karma Ltd., Co., Pan Am World Services, Inc., Defendants - Appellees.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, a New York Corporation, Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff,

v.

MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY, a division of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Basic Technologies, INC., a New York corporation, fka Basic Hydraulics and Industrial Equipment, Limited, John Does 1-10, Doe Partnerships 1-10, Doe Corporations 1-10, and Doe Governmental Entities 1-10, Third-Party Defendants.

No. 93-17249.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

May 15, 1995

         Editorial Note:

         This opinion appears in the Federal reporter in a table titled "Table of Decisions Without Reported Opinions". (See FI CTA9 Rule 36-3 regarding use of unpublished opinions)

        Argued and Submitted May 5, 1995.

        Appeal from the United States District Court, for the District of Hawaii, D.C. No. CV-91-00169-DAE; David A. Ezra, District Judge, Presiding.

        D. Hawai'i

        AFFIRMED.

        Before: PREGERSON, KOZINSKI, and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.

        MEMORANDUM [*]

        Noboru and Lorraine Hashiro, individually and as administrators of the estate of Lloyd Hashiro, and other members of the Hashiro family (collectively, "plaintiffs") appeal the district court's dismissal of defendant MIT Lincoln Laboratory ("MIT") for lack of personal jurisdiction. We have jurisdiction over this appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.

        Plaintiffs sued MIT and other defendants in the United States District Court in Hawaii for damages resulting from the death of Lloyd Hashiro, who suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a hydraulically operated platform while working at the Millimeter Wave Radar Installation on Roi Namur, Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In their appeal from the district court's dismissal of MIT for lack of personal jurisdiction, plaintiffs argue alternatively that (1) the court had general personal jurisdiction over MIT, (2) even if general jurisdiction is not present,...

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