Japan Investments, LLC v. Tokyo Kyodo Accounting O
Appellants contend Respondents (a Japanese accounting firm and an independent contractor who works with the firm) breached their fiduciary duty by falsely representing facts during a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, causing Appellants to lose their ownership interest in a property located in California. Appellants filed a complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty. Respondents specially appeared and moved to quash service of the summons and the complaint based on lack of personal jurisdiction, which the trial court granted. We exercise an independent review of the record and find the California court should not exercise specific jurisdiction. We therefore affirm the trial court’s ruling.