Venue Reform: H 3008 (2005).

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Specifies that claims can only be brought where the most


Specifies that claims can only be brought where the most substantial part of the action arose or in the defendant’s principal place of business.  In cases against a non-resident defendant, the action must be brought where the most substantial part of the cause of action occurred, or where the plaintiff resides at the time the action arose.  Civil actions against (i) a domestic corporation or (ii) a foreign corporation required to possess and possessing a certificate of authority from the Secretary of State must be brought and tried in the county where the defendant has its principal place of business at the time the cause of action arose, or where the most substantial part of the cause of action occurred.  Civil actions against a foreign corporation that does not possess a certificate of authority from the Secretary of State must be brought and tried in the county where the most substantial part of the cause of action occurred, or where the plaintiff resides at the time the cause of action arose.

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