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If you do not accept service through your lawyer then they will endeavour to sue you personally, probably with the use of an enquiry agent. I would be minded to contact your holiday insurance company to determine whether they would be liable under the circumstances. The fact that you are a UK citizen does not prevent them from bringing a potential claim.
although the area of law is complicated. They will need to show that you have a connection to the US.
what is your connection to the US?
I see. So there is a connection to the US. Isn't your US lawyer advising?
Sorry I have been thinking about your issue. What are they seeking in the civil case? He would basically as stated above need to show the US court that they have jurisdiction over you - they would attempt to do this over the fact that you work for a company with a US interest. You should really it seems find a lawyer with offices in both the UK and US to assist - particularly if the claim is for a significant sum of money.
I can see the force of making it as difficult as possible.