CCP 6     

Art. 6.  Jurisdiction over the person

A.  Jurisdiction over the person is the legal power and authority of a court to render a personal judgment against a party to an action or proceeding.  The exercise of this jurisdiction requires:

(1)  The service of process on the defendant, or on his agent for the service of process, or the express waiver of citation and service under Article 1201.

(2)  The service of process on the attorney at law appointed by the court to defend an action or proceeding brought against an absent or incompetent defendant who is domiciled in this state.

(3)  The submission of the party to the jurisdiction of the court by commencing an action or by the waiver of objection to jurisdiction by failure to timely file the declinatory exception.

B.  In addition to the provisions of Paragraph A, a court of this state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident on any basis consistent with the constitution of this state and with the Constitution of the United States.

Acts 1997, No. 578, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1263, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.