A principal who is not a resident of this state and who enters into a contract subject to this chapter is considered to be doing business in this state for purposes of the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the principal.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-543, p. 782, §4; Acts 1994, No. 94-686, p. 1319, §1.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 8-24-4

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • principal: Any person who does all of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 40-23-10

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608