David Fowler Johnson, in his Texas Fiduciary Litigator Blog, discusses JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Campbell, and its dispute over personal jurisidction. The article beings as follows:
In JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Campbell, a member of a limited partnership sued other partners, including a trustee of a trust, to dissolve the partnership. No. 09-20-00161-CV, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 5001 (Tex. App.—Beaumont June 24, 2021, no pet. history). The trustee was listed as a nominal defendant, and the trustee filed claims seeking declaratory relief regarding it not having to participate in an arbitration proceeding. The plaintiffs then filed additional claims against the trustee including breach of fiduciary duty and for modification of the trust. The trustee filed a special appearance regarding those new claims, which the trial court denied. The trustee appealed.
To see the full article, click: “Texas Court Does Not Have Personal Jurisdiction Over A Trustee Of A Trust with Texas Timber Rights”
Posted by Anthony Tran, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal