What to do if I am being sued in circuit court in another state that is across the country?

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What to do if I am being sued in circuit court in another state that is across the country?

It is a credit union that claims that I owe them $24,000. Is there any kind of a judgement that the circuit court can levy that would adversely affect me? Can this court actually reach me here? Should I spend the money to defend myself in their state circuit court via an attorney there? Why?

Asked on March 15, 2013 under Business Law, California

Answers:

Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

When you say circuit court, is it a state court or federal court? Unless you have some kind of connection in that state the plaintiff cannot sue you there because the state or federal court there has no personal jurisdiction over you.


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