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Subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction are distinct and independent

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Personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant

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Personal service of the summons and complaint

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Service by mail

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

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation, Personal Jurisdiction

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

Posted in *All Posts, Default Judgment, Lack of personal jurisdiction, Litigation, Personal Jurisdiction, Relief from judgment

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

Posted in *All Posts, Defense, Litigation, Personal Jurisdiction

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

Posted in *All Posts, Lack of personal jurisdiction, Litigation, Motions, Personal Jurisdiction, Relief from judgment

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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Service of process

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