Which state do we file in regarding our out-of-state buyers?
Question Details: We live in MT and the people who were going to buy house live in WY. They lived there for about 6 months. and then backed out of our contract. They stole numerous items. In which state do we file a breach of contract suit in?
You can file in MT, assuming that the contract used your MT address for you, or in WY--though presumably, MT would be more convenient for you. If the contract listed you as living in MT, they were aware they were contracting with MT residents; deliberately entering into a contract with MT residents and then violating it gives MT a sufficient connection to or interest in the case as to exercise jurisdiction.
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