Maine Revised Statutes

§8506. Personal jurisdiction

1. Foreign judgment not refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction.  The foreign judgment may not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:
A. The defendant was served personally in the foreign state; [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
B. 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 the defendant; [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
C. 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; [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
D. The defendant was domiciled in the foreign state when the proceedings were instituted or, being a body corporate, had its principal place of business, was incorporated or had otherwise acquired corporate status in the foreign state; [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
E. The defendant had a business office in the foreign state and the proceedings in the foreign court involved a cause of action or claim for relief arising out of business done by the defendant through that office in the foreign state; or [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
F. The defendant operated a motor vehicle or airplane in the foreign state and the proceedings involved a cause of action or claim for relief arising out of that operation. [1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Foreign judgment recognized on other bases of jurisdiction.  The courts of this State may recognize other bases of jurisdiction.
[ 1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 285, §1 (NEW).

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