State laws that give a court jurisdiction to try civil cases in which persons from other states have been sued. Long-arm statutes are commonly employed to allow a local court to exercise jurisdiction over out-of-state motorists who cause automobile accidents within the state.
A State law which allows a State to exert personal jurisdiction over a non-resident for purposes of service of process.
Various state legislative acts which provide for state jurisdiction over nonresidents of that state. These laws allow the local court where the child resides to obtain personal jurisdiction over a defendant who lives in another state when the child was conceived in Kentucky or when the marital residence was in Kentucky.
Law that allows a court to exercise authority over a person or a business outside the area in which the court usually has power.
a statute which permits the court of a state to obtain jurisdiction over persons not physically present within the state at the time of service
a state law authorizing the courts of that state to exercise personal jurisdiction over persons not found within the state but who have a certain relationship to the state. The exercise of jurisdiction over non-residents under a long-arm statute must not exceed the limits of the due process clause; i.e., the non-resident must have minimum contacts with the state such that the exercise of jurisdiction over him does not offend traditional notions of substantial justice and fair play.