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Jurisdiction & Constitutional Litigation:

  • - Jurisdiction
  • - Due Process
  • - Free Speech
  • - Separation of Church and State

Business Litigation: Dismissal for Lack of Jurisdiction

Whether a company that does not reside in Texas is subject to the jurisdiction of Texas courts is an issue of constitutional due process.

The Dietrich Law Firm has extensive experience representing businesses from throughout the United States and foreign countries who have been sued in Texas. Often the first defense for such companies involves challenging the Texas court’s jurisdiction over the foreign corporation. The firm has won dismissals based on lack of jurisdiction for many foreign corporations that have been sued in Texas. For example, the firm recently won dismissals for a shipyard on the island of Guam, a Tennessee company, a New Jersey company, a Massachusetts company, a Florida company, a Pennsylvania company, and a California doctor. If your company has been sued in Texas, we may be able to help.

You have been sued in Texas, but you are, or your company is, located in a different state or country. Is it fundamentally fair for a Texas court to decide the claims against you? Does the court in Texas have jurisdiction over you? Does the constitutional concept of due process prevent the Texas courts from deciding the claims against you? Conversely, you believe that a company or citizen of another state, or foreign country, has violated your rights. Where can you sue? Can you sue in Texas, or must you prosecute your claims elsewhere? The answers to these important questions of personal jurisdiction and constitutional due process often turn on the facts unique to your situation.

The Dietrich Law Firm has more than a decade of experience representing people and businesses in court in disputes over jurisdiction and due process. If you need to sue a person or company located outside of Texas, or if you are not located in Texas, but have been sued in Texas, The Dietrich Law Firm may be able to help. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. The firm only represents clients based upon a signed, written agreement.

The Constitution also provides certain protections to religious organizations. If you have a dispute with a religious organization, or if your religious organization has a suit against it, you may have rights, remedies or problems that arise from our Constitution's special protections for religious organizations.

The Dietrich Law Firm has experience representing businesses in court concerning questions of whether certain practices are constitutionally protected free speech as well as experience dealing with claims for and against religious organizations. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. The firm only represents clients based upon a signed, written agreement.