transitory action

Definition of "transitory action"
  1. A type of legal action that can be initiated wherever the party being sued is present for personal jurisdiction purposes
How to use "transitory action" in a sentence
  1. The nature of our claims makes it a transitory action, so we can technically sue them in any location where they are subject to jurisdiction.
  2. Despite being outside the state, the offender cannot evade the transitory action because courts can establish personal jurisdiction beyond state lines.
  3. When a legal issue is not tied to a specific geographic location, a transitory action can be an effective way to hold the defendant accountable.

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