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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 5. Jurisdiction
- Section 15. Personal Jurisdiction.
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AS 09.05.015. Personal Jurisdiction.
- (a) A court of this state having jurisdiction over the subject matter has jurisdiction over a person served in an action
according to the rules of civil procedure
- (1) in an action, whether arising in or out of this state, against a defendant who, when the action is commenced,
- (A) is a natural person present in this state when served;
- (B) is a natural person domiciled in this state;
- (C) is a domestic corporation; or
- (D) is engaged in substantial and not isolated activities in this state, whether the activities are wholly interstate,
intrastate, or otherwise;
- (2) in an action that may be brought under statutes of this state that specifically confer grounds for personal
jurisdiction over the defendant;
- (3) in an action claiming injury to person or property in or out of this state arising out of an act or omission in this
state by the defendant;
- (4) in an action claiming injury to person or property in this state arising out of an act or omission out of this state
by the defendant, provided, in addition, that at the time of the injury either
- (A) solicitation or service activities were carried on in this state by or on behalf of the defendant; or
- (B) products, materials, or things processed, serviced, or manufactured by the defendant were used or consumed in this
state in the ordinary course of trade;
- (5) in an action that
- (A) arises out of a promise, made anywhere to the plaintiff or to some third party for the plaintiff's benefit, by the
defendant to perform services in this state or to pay for services to be performed in this state by the plaintiff;
- (B) arises out of services actually performed for the plaintiff by the defendant in this state, or services actually
performed for the defendant by the plaintiff in this state if the performance in this state was authorized or ratified
by the defendant;
- (C) arises out of a promise, made anywhere to the plaintiff or to some third party for the plaintiff's benefit, by the
defendant to deliver or receive in this state or to ship from this state goods, documents of title, or other things of
- (D) relates to goods, documents of title, or other things of value shipped from this state by the plaintiff to the
defendant on the order or direction of the defendant; or
- (E) relates to goods, documents of title, or other things of value actually received by the plaintiff in this state from
the defendant without regard to where delivery to the carrier occurred;
- (6) in an action that arises out of
- (A) a promise, made anywhere to the plaintiff or to some third party for the plaintiff's benefit, by the defendant to
create in either party an interest in, or to protect, acquire, dispose of, use, rent, own, control, or possess by
either party real property situated in this state;
- (B) a claim to recover a benefit derived by the defendant through the use, ownership, control, or possession by the
defendant of tangible property situated in this state either at the time of the first use, ownership, control, or
possession or at the time the action is commenced; or
- (C) a claim that the defendant return, restore, or account to the plaintiff for an asset or thing of value that was in
this state at the time the defendant acquired possession or control over it;
- (7) in an action to recover a deficiency judgment upon a mortgage note or conditional sales contract or other security
agreement executed by the defendant or a predecessor of the defendant to whose obligations the defendant has succeeded
and the deficiency is claimed
- (A) in an action in this state to foreclose upon real property situated in this state;
- (B) following sale of real property in this state by the plaintiff; or
- (C) following resale of tangible property in this state by the plaintiff;
- (8) in an action against a defendant who is or was an officer or director of a domestic corporation where the action
arises out of the defendant's conduct as such officer or director or out of the activities of the corporation while the
defendant held office as a director or officer;
- (9) in an action for the collection of taxes or assessments levied, assessed, or otherwise imposed by a taxing authority
after April 10, 1968;
- (10) in an action that arises out of a promise made to the plaintiff or some third party by the defendant to insure upon or
against the happening of an event if
- (A) the person insured was a resident of this state when the event out of which the cause of action is claimed to arise
- (B) the event out of which the cause of action is claimed to arise occurred in this state; or
- (C) the promise to insure was made in the state;
- (11) in an action against a personal representative to enforce a claim against the deceased person represented if one or
more of the grounds stated in (2) - (10) of this subsection would have furnished a basis for jurisdiction over the
deceased if living, and it is immaterial under this paragraph whether the action was commenced during the lifetime of
- (12) in an action for annulment, divorce, legal separation, or separate maintenance when a personal claim is asserted
against the nonresident party if
- (A) the parties resided in this state in a marital relationship for not less than six consecutive months within the six
years preceding the commencement of the action;
- (B) the party asserting the personal claim has continued to reside in this state; and
- (C) the nonresident party receives notice as required by law.
- (b) In an action brought in reliance upon jurisdictional grounds stated in (a)(2) - (10) of this section, there cannot be
joined in the same action any other claim or cause against the defendant unless grounds exist under this section for
personal jurisdiction over the defendant as to the claim or cause to be joined.
- (c) The jurisdictional grounds stated in (a)(2) - (10) of this section are cumulative and in addition to any other grounds
provided by the common law.
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