long-arm statute

Definition of "long-arm statute"
  1. A law that grants court jurisdiction over a nonresident entity or person who has significant connections with the area, justifying their subjection to its laws
How to use "long-arm statute" in a sentence
  1. The e-commerce company was brought to court in the state where the customer lives, thanks to the long-arm statute.
  2. Under the long-arm statute, an out-of-state driver involved in a car accident within the state could face litigation.
  3. The long-arm statute can apply to foreign corporations that conduct substantial business within a state.

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