2010 Tennessee Code
Title 20 - Civil Procedure
Chapter 2 - Process
Part 2 - Long-Arm Statutes
20-2-214 - Jurisdiction of persons unavailable to personal service in state Classes of actions to which applicable.

20-2-214. Jurisdiction of persons unavailable to personal service in state Classes of actions to which applicable.

(a)  Persons who are nonresidents of this state and residents of this state who are outside the state and cannot be personally served with process within this state are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state as to any action or claim for relief arising from:

     (1)  The transaction of any business within this state;

     (2)  Any tortious act or omission within this state;

     (3)  The ownership or possession of any interest in property located within this state;

     (4)  Entering into any contract of insurance, indemnity or guaranty covering any person, property or risk located within this state at the time of contracting;

     (5)  Entering into a contract for services to be rendered or for materials to be furnished in this state;

     (6)  Any basis not inconsistent with the constitution of this state or of the United States;

     (7)  Any action of divorce, annulment or separate maintenance where the parties lived in the marital relationship within this state, notwithstanding one party's subsequent departure from this state, as to all obligations arising for alimony, custody, child support or marital dissolution agreement, if the other party to the marital relationship continues to reside in this state.

(b)  As used in this section, “person” includes corporations and all other entities that would be subject to service of process if present in this state.

(c)  Any such person shall be deemed to have submitted to the jurisdiction of this state who acts in the manner described in subsection (a) through an agent or personal representative.

[Acts 1965, ch. 67, § 1; 1972, ch. 689, § 1; 1975, ch. 177, § 1; 1978, ch. 715, § 1; T.C.A., § 20-235; Acts 1987, ch. 390, § 1.]  

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