A statute that allows for a state court to obtain personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant on the basis of certain acts committed by an out-of-state defendant, provided that the defendant has a sufficient connection with the state. Examples qualifying as a substantial connection could include the out-of-state defendant conducting business transactions in the state, or an out-of-state defendant injuring a plaintiff who is a state resident.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A law that gives a court jurisdiction over a nonresident company or individual who has had sufficient contacts with the jurisdiction to warrant being subject to its laws.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm