CML- Procedure – Jurisdiction – Recent Legislation Asserting Jurisdiction Over Nonresident Tort-Feasors

A recent Illinois statute provides inter alia that a nonresident person who commits a tortious act within the state submits to the jurisdiction of the state as to any cause of action arising out of such act. The statute provides that process personally served on the defendant outside the state shall have the same force and effect as though the summons had been personally served within the state. Ill. Rev. Stat. (1955) c. no, § 17.