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Personal jurisdiction

Miguel buys a truck in Texas, then moves to Washington. A year later, he is driving his truck in Oklahoma, and causes an accident by running into another car, whose driver is from Florida. In what states will the other driver be able to sue Miguel? Texas? Washington? Florida? Oklahoma?

State the reasons for your answer. Remember that a state must have both subject matter jurisdiction as well as personal jurisdiction for the case to be maintained.

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A case can be tried in any state where the defendant resides or where the incident took place. In this case, the case can be tried in Oklahoma or in Washington because the incident took place in Oklahoma and ...

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Miguel buys a truck in Texas, then moves to Washington. A year later, he is driving his truck in Oklahoma, and causes an accident by running into another car, whose driver is from Florida. In what states will the other driver be able to sue Miguel? Texas? Washington? Florida? Oklahoma?

State the reasons for your answer. Remember that a state must have both subject matter jurisdiction as well as personal jurisdiction for the case to be maintained.

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