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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-314: Limited immunity of petitioner

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2016. For text effective March 31, 2016, see below.]

  Section 3-314. Limited immunity of petitioner.

  (a) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney, or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

  (b) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in the commonwealth to participate in a proceeding under this chapter.

  (c) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while present in the commonwealth to participate in the proceeding.

Chapter 209D: Section 3-314. Limited immunity of petitioner

[ Text of section as recodified by 2016, 53, Sec. 1 effective March 31, 2016 applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2. See 2016, 53, Sec. 3. For text effective until March 31, 2016, see above.]

  Section 3-314. Limited immunity of petitioner.

  (a) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

  (b) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in the commonwealth to participate in a proceeding under this chapter.

  (c) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while physically present in the commonwealth to participate in the proceeding.