Cosgrove Law Group's Max Simpson is set to argue an appeal in a case CLG brought on behalf of a client against the Missouri Commissioner of Securities. The primary issue on appeal is whether the Commissioner had personal jurisdiction over the respondents in the matter.
Missouri's claim of jurisdiction over Respondents is based on the actions of a promoter who contacted Missouri residents without Respondents' knowledge or permission. The appeal will also address due process rights and a principal's liability for the unauthorized conduct of a rogue agent under Missouri law.