Actions shall be brought only in the county where the defendant resides, where the cause of action accrued, or where the property in complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff. Source: U.S. DOJ “>lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants. Source: U.S. DOJ “>litigation is located. This section shall not apply to actions against nonresidents.