Category: Personal Jurisdiction

Advertising and marketing conduct in a particular forum may satisfy either general or specific jurisdiction

Subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction are distinct and independent

Personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant

Personal service of the summons and complaint

Service by mail

Parties need not formally serve each defendant in a case where the requirements of due process are otherwise met

A sheriff’s return of service is presumed correct, and may be rebutted only by clear and convincing evidence

When a defendant asserts lack of personal jurisdiction, the plaintiff bears the burden of demonstrating that the defendant’s contacts with the forum state are sufficient to confer personal jurisdiction on the court

A motion to vacate a judgment on the ground that the rendering court lacked personal jurisdiction must be made within a reasonable time

As long as the defendant has been afforded due process, technical violations of the rule concerning service of process do not defeat the court’s jurisdiction

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