Standing and Personal Jurisdiction

Read this section. Earlier, we explored the jurisdiction of various courts within the American system. However, before a party to a lawsuit can even get into court, the suit must meet certain requirements. Who has the authority to bring a claim in court? How does a court determine this? The United States has 51 court systems. How does a court decide how much contact with the jurisdiction is required to bring a claim? These important considerations must be addressed before litigation begins.