long-arm statute
A law that gives a court jurisdiction over a nonresident company or individual who has had sufficient contacts with the jurisdiction to warrant being subject to its laws.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


long-arm statute
A state law that allows the state to exercise jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant, provided that the prospective defendant has sufficient minimum contacts with the forum state.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


long-arm statute
A state law that allows the state to exercise jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant, provided that the prospective defendant has sufficient minimum contacts with the forum state.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

long-arm statute
n.
   law which gives a local state court jurisdiction over an out-of-state company or individual whose actions caused damage locally or to a local resident. The legal test is whether the out-of-state defendant has contacts within the state which are "sufficiently substantial." An accident or injury within the state usually shows such a substantial contact. This is particularly important when a driver from one state is sued in another state for damages caused by his/her negligence there. It also can be employed if a product shipped from out-of-state fails, explodes or causes damage to a local person who sues in the state where he/she resides. The long-arm statute allows him/her to get local court jurisdiction over the defendant.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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