long-arm statute

noun

Legal Definition of long-arm statute

: a state statute allowing for the assertion of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant who has some connection (as ownership or use of property, transaction of business, or commission of a tort) with the state

called also single-act statute

— see also doing business statute, minimum contacts

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“Long-arm statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/long-arm%20statute. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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