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In personam is a Latin phrase meaning "directed toward a particular person". In a lawsuit in which the case is against a specific individual, that person must be served with a summons and complaint to give the court jurisdiction to try the case, and the judgment applies to that person and is called an "in personam judgment".

In personam is distinguished from in rem, which applies to property or "all the world" instead of a specific person. This technical distinction is important to determine where to file a lawsuit and how to serve a defendant. In personam means that a judgment can be enforceable against the person wherever he/she is. On the other hand, if the lawsuit is to determine title to property (in rem) then the action must be filed where the property exists and is only enforceable there.[1]

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Lexology (registration)
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:30 -0700

In exercising its admiralty jurisdiction against a ship1, the court must be satisfied that (among other things) the person who would be liable for the claim in personam was either the sole beneficial owner of the ship or its demise charterer at the ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:48:45 -0700

This turned on whether the Defendant in the in personam proceedings in India and the Defendant in the in rem action in England were "the same parties" for the purpose of section 34. The House of Lords held that they were the same so that, after the in ...
Texas Lawyer
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:33:45 -0700

As a corollary to this rule, "[i]t is a basic tenet of American jurisprudence that before a court can affect a person's interest in in personam litigation, that person must either be a party to litigation before the court or in privity to a party in ...
IAM (registration) (blog)
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700

However, when the case reached the Privy Council, despite arguments that to recognise the judgment and to give effect to it would breach the traditional common law rules on recognition and enforcement (also known as the 'in rem' and 'in personam' rules ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:03:31 -0700

The arrest was allowed to stand because the cause of action in rem remains alive so long as the arbitration award in personam against the owners of the ship remains unsatisfied. The Facts. The Kombos was chartered by the plaintiff to PT Arpeni Pratama ...
Lexology (registration)
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:33:45 -0700

... in rem or quasi in rem; but, if the case is purely a tort case against the trustees and does not affect the corpus of the trust, then the action may be in personam and that case could potentially proceed concurrently with a prior pending trust ...
Lexology (registration)
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:16:16 -0700

In Investec Rogers (AJ as he then was) held that the section 133 statutory moratorium, which protects the company from legal proceedings once business rescue proceedings had commenced, was a so-called defence in personam for the distressed company ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:25:30 -0700

A forfeiture claim is an in rem claim against the subject asset, as opposed to an in personam claim against persons with an interest in the asset. The Director must give notice of a forfeiture claim to anyone believed to have an ownership interest in ...

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