Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 511
Judgments
Section 511.783

August 28, 2013


Lack of personal jurisdiction not to affect judgment, when.

511.783. 1. The foreign country judgment shall not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:

(1) The defendant was served personally in the foreign country;

(2) The defendant voluntarily appeared in the proceedings, other than for the purpose of protecting property seized or threatened with seizure in the proceedings or of contesting the jurisdiction of the court over him;

(3) The defendant prior to the commencement of the proceedings had agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of the foreign court with respect to the subject matter involved;

(4) The defendant was domiciled in the foreign country when the proceedings were instituted, or, being a body corporate had its principal place of business, was incorporated, or had otherwise acquired corporate status, in the foreign country;

(5) The defendant had a business office in the foreign country and the proceedings in the foreign court involved a claim for relief arising out of business done by the defendant through that office in the foreign country; or

(6) The defendant operated a motor vehicle or airplane in the foreign country and the proceedings involved a claim for relief arising out of such operation.

2. The courts of this state may recognize other bases of jurisdiction consistent with fairness and substantial justice in the context of international commerce or relations.

(L. 1984 H.B. 957 5)


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