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http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_6_62/ai_100961677 will tell you everything you need to know! Cheers! The link doesn't work. 9-24-05. This may not be the most, but it sure is alot... Cubs righty Matt Clement threw 18 pitches in an at-bat to the Dodgers Alex Cora in 2004. Ricky Gutierrez of the Astros had a 20-pitch at-bat against Bartolo Colon of the Indians on June 26, 1998. Cora hit a home run. Gutierrez stuck out.
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Which court has jurisdiction to hear a case is pretty well mandated by a number of things. NOT YOUR ABILITY TO GET TO THAT SPECIFIC JURISDICTION. You may find if there is a contract or agreement with the Company that is suing you, in it you agreed to where court cases would be filed concerning it.
You can file for a "change of venue" based on the hardship if it is a Federal court case, and maybe you'll get somewhere but unlikely if the company protests. if it is a State/Municipal type of matter so it has to be say a NYS court well you ain't getting that in another State so you can't even ask.
Don't appear, you lose. And yes, the courts/businesses in your area will respect that other courts decision when the company tries to collect.
You certainly have the right to have an attorney appear on your behalf...and that may be a better route than spending your $ on transport/hotels/etc to represent yourself.
You may also do a Motion for Notice of Hearing by phone. Once submitted you must follow through by getting hearing date preferably before actual hearing and possibly calling and speaking with Judges Asst. This was accomplished by myself just yesterday.
If you can, visit the area before you move there and try to make some friends. If you have accepted a job, then look at the areas to live near your work place. You will have less buyer's remorse if you rent first so that you have time to explore the area. Go on the net and check out places to shop, the schools if you have children and things to do.The internet is the best source to really checking an area out. You can even find a place to live over the internet.