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HF 117

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to courts; modifying personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations and
nonresident individuals in certain matters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 543.19, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 543.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Personal jurisdiction.

As to a cause of action arising from any
acts enumerated in this subdivision, a court of this state with jurisdiction of the subject
matter may exercise personal jurisdiction over any foreign corporation or any nonresident
individual, or the individual's personal representative, in the same manner as if it were a
domestic corporation or the individual were a resident of this state. This section applies if,
in person or through an agent, the foreign corporation or nonresident individual:

(a) owns, uses, or possesses any real or personal property situated in this state; or

(b) transacts any business within the state; or

(c) commits any act in Minnesota causing injury or property damage; or

(d) commits any act outside Minnesota causing injury or property damage in
Minnesota, subject to the following exceptions when no jurisdiction shall be found:

(1) Minnesota has no substantial interest in providing a forum; or

(2) the burden placed on the defendant by being brought under the state's jurisdiction
would violate fairness and substantial justicedeleted text begin; or
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deleted text begin (3) the cause of action lies in defamation or privacydeleted text end.

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.
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new text begin Section 1 is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to causes of action arising on or
after that date.
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