The trial court properly exercised specific personal jurisdiction over defendant husband, a Georgia resident, in this suit for a Domestic Violence Protection Act injunction by wife who had moved to California. Specific jurisdiction is appropriate when the defendant’s acting elsewhere causes effects in California of a nature that are exceptional and subject to special regulation in the forum state. Here, California specially regulates domestic violence through the DVPA. And domestic violence causes exceptional harm.
California Court of Appeal, Third District (Butz, J.); September 29, 2017; 2017 WL 4900792.