I. If the parties have agreed in writing that an action on a controversy may be brought in this state and the agreement provides the only basis for the exercise of jurisdiction, a court of this state will entertain the action if:
(a) the court has power under the law of this state to entertain the action;

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 508-A:2

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • registered mail: when used in connection with the requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:32-a
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: shall mean any foreign nation, and any state, district, commonwealth, territory or insular possession of the United States. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 508-A:1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

(b) this state is a reasonably convenient place for the trial of the action;
(c) the agreement as to the place of the action was not obtained by misrepresentation, duress, the abuse of economic power, or other unconscionable means; and
(d) the defendant, if within the state, was served as required by law of this state in the case of persons within the state or, if without the state, was served either personally or by registered mail directed to his last known address.
II. This section does not apply to the appointment of an agent for the service of process pursuant to statute or court orders.