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Do venue laws vary a lot from state to state?

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Do venue laws vary a lot from state to state?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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The venue laws do not really vary much from state to state. In general, venue is based on where a defendant resides or actions giving rise to the incident occurred (has to have at least minimum contacts in accordance with International Shoe v. Washington). While each state varies slightly, they all require connection to the location in some form to make venue proper in that location.