2012 New York Consolidated Laws
CVP - Civil Practice Law & Rules
Article 53 - (5301 - 5309) RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS SUMMARY OF ARTICLE
5305 - Personal jurisdiction.


NY CPLR § 5305 (2012) What's This?
 
    §  5305. Personal jurisdiction. (a) Bases of jurisdiction. The foreign
  country judgment shall not be refused recognition for lack  of  personal
  jurisdiction if:
    1. the defendant was served personally in the foreign state;
    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  state  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 state;
    5.  the  defendant  had a business office in the foreign state and the
  proceedings in the foreign court involved a cause of action arising  out
  of  business  done  by  the defendant through that office in the foreign
  state; or
    6. the defendant operated a motor vehicle or airplane in  the  foreign
  state and the proceedings involved a cause of action arising out of such
  operation.
    (b)  Other  bases  of  jurisdiction.  The  courts  of  this  state may
  recognize other bases of jurisdiction.

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