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CHAPTER 543. SUMMONS, JURISDICTION; CERTAIN CASES

Table of Sections
Section Headnote
543.01 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.02 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.03 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.04 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.05 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.06 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.07 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.08 SUMMONS, SERVICE UPON CERTAIN CORPORATIONS.
543.09 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.10 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.11 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.12 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.13 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.14 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.15 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.16 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.17 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.18 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.19 PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER NONRESIDENTS.
543.20 PERSONAL JURISDICTION IN SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT CASES AND PATERNITY SUITS.
543.21 SERVICE OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.
543.22 CIVIL ACTION SUMMONS NOTICE; ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS.
543.01 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.02 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.03 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.04 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.05 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.06 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.07 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]

543.08 SUMMONS, SERVICE UPON CERTAIN CORPORATIONS.

If a private domestic corporation has no officer at the registered office of the corporation within the state upon whom service can be made, of which fact the return of the sheriff of the county in which that office is located, or the affidavit of a private person not a party, that none can be found in that county shall be conclusive evidence, service of the summons upon it may be made according to section 5.25.

If the defendant is a foreign insurance corporation, the summons may be served in compliance with section 45.028, subdivision 2.

543.09 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.10 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.11 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.12 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.13 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.14 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.15 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.16 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.17 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]
543.18 [Repealed, 1974 c 394 s 12]

543.19 PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER NONRESIDENTS.

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:

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

(2) transacts any business within the state; or

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

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

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

(ii) the burden placed on the defendant by being brought under the state's jurisdiction would violate fairness and substantial justice.

[See Note.]

Subd. 2.Service of process.

The service of process on any person who is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state, as provided in this section, may be made by personally serving the summons upon the defendant outside this state with the same effect as though the summons had been personally served within this state.

Subd. 3.Acts enumerated.

Only causes of action arising from acts enumerated in subdivision 1 may be asserted against a defendant in an action in which jurisdiction over the defendant is based upon this section.

Subd. 4.No limit right to serve process.

Nothing contained in this section shall limit or affect the right to serve any process in any other manner now or hereafter provided by law or the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.

Subd. 5.Definition.

"Nonresident individual," as used in this section, means any individual, or the individual's personal representative, who is not domiciled or residing in the state when suit is commenced.

NOTE: Subdivision 1 was found preempted by the federal Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act to the extent that it authorizes broader personal jurisdiction for military pension benefits than under federal law in Mortenson v. Mortenson, 409 N.W.2d 20 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987).

543.20 PERSONAL JURISDICTION IN SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT CASES AND PATERNITY SUITS.

Subdivision 1.Service.

In addition to the methods of service of process provided in the Rules of Civil Procedure, service of a summons, an order to show cause, or an order or judgment within this state may also be made upon an individual by delivering a copy to the individual personally at the individual's place of employment or at a postsecondary education institution in which the individual is enrolled. The employer shall make the individual available for the purpose of delivering a copy. The postsecondary education institution must make the individual's class schedule available to the process server or make the individual available for the purpose of delivering a copy. No employer or postsecondary education institution shall deny a process server admittance to the employer's or postsecondary education institution's premises for the purpose of making service under this section.

No service shall be allowed under this section unless such service is made personally on the individual.

Subd. 2.Applicability.

Service of an employee at a place of employment or of a student at a postsecondary education institution applies only to: (a) a summons in an action for dissolution, annulment, legal separation, or under the Parentage Act and under section 256.87; (b) orders to show cause under both section 256.87 and the revised uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act as well as for contempt of court for failure to pay child support; (c) petitions under the Domestic Abuse Act; and (d) motions, orders, and judgments for the payment of child support when the court orders personal service.

Subd. 3.Retaliation prohibited.

An employer shall not discharge or otherwise discipline an employee, nor shall a postsecondary education institution dismiss or discipline a student as a result of service under this section.

Subd. 4.Definition.

For purposes of this section "postsecondary education institution" means any state university, community college, technical college, private college, private postsecondary school, or the University of Minnesota.

543.21 SERVICE OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.

If a writ is to be issued to, or a complaint is to be served on, a board or agency created by statute or home rule charter, the writ or complaint shall be captioned in the name of the board or agency and served on the chair or an officer of the board or agency.

History:

1996 c 307 s 1

543.22 CIVIL ACTION SUMMONS NOTICE; ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS.

When a civil case is commenced against a party, the summons must include a statement that provides the opposing party with information about the alternative dispute resolution process as set forth in the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

History:

1999 c 104 s 2