326 U.S. 310 (1945)
PROCEDURAL HISTORY: Appellant corporation sought review, on U.S. Const. amend. XIV due process grounds, of a judgment from the Supreme Court of Washington that affirmed the denial of appellant's motion to dismiss an order and notice of assessment of delinquent contributions entered by appellee state pursuant to § 14(c) of the Washington Unemployment Compensation Act, Wash. Rev. Stat. § 9998-114(c) (1941).
FACTS: Appellee state sought to collect from appellant corporation a deficiency in the payment of contributions to the state unemployment compensation fund. Appellee personally served appellant's salesman with notice of the suit and mailed a copy of the notice to appellant's out-of-state headquarters.
Holding that the systematic and continuous activities carried on in-state by appellant's salesmen made it reasonable and just to permit appellee to enforce the tax by suit against appellant in the forum, the court affirmed.
The court held that in order to subject appellant to a judgment in personam, due process required only that appellant have certain minimum contacts with the forum state such that the maintenance of the suit did not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice. The court also held that a corporation was deemed to have a "presence" in a state for jurisdictional purposes where its in-state activities had been continuous and systematic and gave rise to the liability sued on. The court held that the activity of appellant's salesmen was not only substantial, but also gave rise to the obligation to contribute to the unemployment compensation fund.
Due process requires only that in order to subject a defendant to a judgment in personam, if he be not present within the territory of the forum, he have certain minimum contacts with it such that the maintenance of the suit does not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.
CONCLUSION: Judgment affirming the denial of appellant corporation's motion to dismiss an order and notice of assessment of delinquent contributions entered by appellee state was affirmed. The conduct of appellant corporation's salesmen in soliciting business in the forum state was sufficient minimum contact with the state to subject appellant to suit for a liability to the state unemployment compensation fund that arose out of that conduct.
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