I don’t live in Delaware. I don’t do business in Delaware. I’ve never traveled through Delaware, but
one of my customers just filed bankruptcy in Delaware, and now my business is getting
sued there to give some of that money back. Can they really force me to go to Delaware
to defend that lawsuit? My name is Ron Drescher, I’m an attorney practicing
bankruptcy and creditors rights in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the
very bad news for you is yes, you can be forced to defend that lawsuit in Delaware because
under the bankruptcy rules and statutes the bankruptcy courts have nationwide jurisdiction
over you, so even if you’ve got nothing to do with a distance state they can still sue
you, and force you to hire a lawyer out there and defend that lawsuit. It doesn’t seem fair but that is the law. My name is Ron Drescher, I’m an attorney practicing
bankruptcy and creditors rights. If you’ve got a question about how to defend
a lawsuit in a state you’ve never been to, please pick up the phone and call me, I would
love to hear from you.