Civil Procedure I
Long Arm Statute
A "long arm statute" is a statute state legislatures pass granting their state jurisdiction over non-resident defendants. All states have passed these.
If long arm statute grants jurisdiction (which it might not depending on the state), one must check that it satisfies due process via the minimum contacts test:
After evaluating minimum contacts, double check that it meets WWVW's factors for fairness:
Virginia's long arm statute has
a lot (four for this class) conditions to which it applies. Those are causes of action arising from the person's:
- Transacting any business in this Commonwealth;
- Contracting to supply services or things in this Commonwealth;
- Causing tortious injury by an act or omission in this Commonwealth;
- Causing tortious injury in this Commonwealth by an act or omission outside this Commonwealth if he regularly does or solicits business, or engages in any other persistent course of conduct, or derives substantial revenue from goods used or consumed or services rendered, in this Commonwealth;
Also, #9 gives personal jurisdiction over people in divorces who were domiciled in Virginia at the time of separation. Technically can count as in rem too though.