personal jurisdiction

personal jurisdiction
personal jurisdiction see jurisdiction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

personal jurisdiction

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


personal jurisdiction
The power of a court to hear and determine a lawsuit involving a defendant by virtue of the defendant's having some contact with the place where the court is located.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


personal jurisdiction
The power of a court to hear and determine a lawsuit involving a defendant by virtue of the defendant's having some contact with the place where the court is located.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • personal jurisdiction — See jurisdiction in personam …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • personal jurisdiction — noun in the law of civil procedure, the ability of a court to hear a case brought against a party stemming from that partys presence, activities, or contacts within a specified set of geographical boundaries, usually the borders of a county,… …   Wiktionary

  • Personal jurisdiction (United States) — Personal jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court s power over a particular defendant ( in personam jurisdiction) or an item of property ( in rem jurisdiction). If a court does not have personal jurisdiction over a defendant or… …   Wikipedia

  • Personal jurisdiction in internet cases — Personal Jurisdiction is a requirement to bring suit in American courts. In cases involving the internet, the court must determine if the site being sued has sufficient contacts with the jurisdiction in which the plaintiff brings suit to allow… …   Wikipedia

  • jurisdiction — ju·ris·dic·tion /ˌju̇r əs dik shən/ n [Latin jurisdictio, from juris, genitive of jus law + dictio act of saying, from dicere to say] 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret, apply, and declare the law (as by rendering a decision) to be… …   Law dictionary

  • personal — per·son·al adj 1: of, relating to, or affecting a person: as a: of, relating to, or based on the existence or presence of a person see also personal injury; personal jurisdiction at jurisdiction b …   Law dictionary

  • Jurisdiction — In law, jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning law and dicere meaning to speak ) is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and,… …   Wikipedia

  • personal — Appertaining to the person; belonging to an individual; limited to the person; having the nature or partaking of the qualities of human beings, or of movable property. In re Steimes Estate, 150 Misc. 279, 270 N.Y.S. 339. As to personal action… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in personam — Power which a court has over the defendant s person and which is required before a court can enter a personal or in personam judgment. Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 U.S. 714, 24 L.Ed. 565. It may be acquired by an act of the defendant within a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in personam — Power which a court has over the defendant s person and which is required before a court can enter a personal or in personam judgment. Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 U.S. 714, 24 L.Ed. 565. It may be acquired by an act of the defendant within a… …   Black's law dictionary

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