In Personam Jurisdiction: Statutory Limitations
Learn about the statutory sources for in personam jurisdiction, including physical presence in the state, domicile, consent, waiver, and long-arm statutes.
In this clip, we look at the first step of the analysis: the statutory sources of in personam jurisdiction. Every state can pass statutes detailing the situations in which its courts will exercise personal jurisdiction. When a court exercises personal jurisdiction, it must do so pursuant to an explicit grant of authority in a state statute or else that court may not exercise personal jurisdiction. Generally speaking, there are five common statutory sources for in personam jurisdiction: (1)...