Applying Walden v. Fiore (2014) 134 S.Ct. 1115, this decision holds that the Connecticut-resident defendant was not subject to personal jurisdiction in California in this paternity action. Though defendant knew that plaintiff resided in California and would likely have the child here, those contacts of the plaintiff cannot be attributed to the defendant. Defendant had sexual relations with the plaintiff in California years before the birth, but the child was conceived in a different state, so in this case, the defendant’s wrongful conduct did not occur in California and was not sufficiently directed to California to give rise to contacts justifying California to exercise specific jurisdiction over him.
California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1 (Dato, J.); November 26, 2018; 29 Cal. App. 5th 359