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§ 10-705. Personal jurisdiction

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 10. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Foreign Money Judgments Recognition (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-705
§ 10-705. Personal jurisdiction
Lack of personal jurisdiction
(a) The foreign judgment may not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:
(1) The defendant was served personally in the foreign state;
(2) The defendant voluntarily appeared in the proceedings, other than for the purpose of protecting property seized or threatened with seizure in the proceedings or of contesting the jurisdiction of the court over him;
(3) The defendant prior to the commencement of the proceedings had agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of the foreign court with respect to the subject matter involved;
(4) The defendant was domiciled in the foreign state when the proceedings were instituted, or, being a body corporate has its principal place of business, was incorporated, or had otherwise acquired corporate status, in the foreign state;
(5) The defendant had a business office in the foreign state and the proceedings in the foreign court involved a cause of action arising out of business done by the defendant through that office in the foreign state; or
(6) The defendant operated a motor vehicle or airplane in the foreign state and the proceedings involved a cause of action arising out of such operation.
Other bases for jurisdiction
(b) The court may recognize other bases of jurisdiction.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Formerly Art. 35, § 53E.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-705, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 10-705
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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