Maine Revised Statutes

§3014. Limited immunity of petitioner

1. Personal jurisdiction in another proceeding.  Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney or through services provided by the department, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.
[ 2003, c. 436, §23 (AMD) .]
2. Not amenable to service.  For the purpose of participating in a proceeding under this chapter, a petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this State.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Not applicable to unrelated acts.  The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while present in this State for the purpose of participating in a proceeding under this chapter.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2003, c. 436, §23 (AMD).