1) A brings suit in federal court in Virginia against B, a German domiciliary residing in Germany, for a battery that the German committed against him in Delaware. The German has no other contacts with the United States. Is personal jurisdiction over B constitutionally allowed? Is it allowed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(k)?
2) Same question as 1, except A is suing B under federal law.
Assume that Yasser
Arafat is sued under a federal antiterrorism act allowing for American
victims of foreign terrorism to sue for damages. The action is brought
in federal court in New York. Does the federal court have the power to
take the case under 4(k)?