Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 5 - Procedure and Evidence - Part 4a - Uniform Foreign-country Money Judgments Recognition Act - Section 454 - Personal jurisdiction.

Published: 2020-05-12

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Effective 5/12/2020 78B-5-454 Personal jurisdiction. (1) A foreign-country judgment may not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:

(a) the defendant was served with process personally in the foreign country; (b) the defendant voluntarily appeared in the proceeding, except for the purpose of protecting

property seized or threatened with seizure in the proceeding or of contesting the jurisdiction of the court over the defendant;

(c) the defendant, before the commencement of the proceeding, had agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of the foreign court with respect to the subject matter involved;

(d) the defendant was domiciled in the foreign country when the proceeding was instituted or was a corporation or other form of business organization that had the corporation's or organization's principal place of business in, or was organized under the laws of, the foreign country;

(e) the defendant had a business office in the foreign country and the proceeding in the foreign court involved a cause of action arising out of business done by the defendant through that office in the foreign country; or

(f) the defendant operated a motor vehicle or airplane in the foreign country and the proceeding involved a cause of action arising out of that operation.

(2) The list describing the grounds for personal jurisdiction in Subsection (1) is not exclusive. (3) A court of this state may recognize grounds for personal jurisdiction other than those described

in Subsection (1) as sufficient to support a foreign-country judgment.

Enacted by Chapter 370, 2020 General Session