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Processes » Trials in General » The Competent Forum
Canon 1408. Anyone can be brought to trial before the tribunal of domicile or quasi-domicile.
Canon 1409. §1. A transient has a forum in the place of his or her actual residence.

§2. A person whose domicile, quasi-domicile, and place of residence are unknown can be brought to trial in the forum of the petitioner provided that no other legitimate forum is available.
Canon 1410. By reason of the location of an object, a party can be brought to trial before the tribunal of the place where the object in dispute is located whenever the action is directed against the object or concerns damages.
Canon 1411. §1. By reason of a contract, a party can be brought to trial before the tribunal of the place where the contract was entered into or must be fulfilled unless the parties agree to choose some other tribunal.

§2. If the case concerns obligations which originate from another title, a party can be brought to trial before the tribunal of the place where the obligation either originated or must be fulfilled.
Canon 1412. In penal cases the accused, even if absent, can be brought to trial before the tribunal of the place where the delict was committed.
Canon 1413. A party can be brought to trial:

1. in cases which concern administration, before the tribunal of the place where the administration was conducted;

2. in cases which regard inheritances or pious legacies, before the tribunal of the last domicile, quasi-domicile, or place of residence, according to the norm of can. 1408-1409, of the one whose inheritance or pious legacy is at issue unless it concerns the mere execution of the legacy, which must be examined according to the ordinary norms of competence.
Canon 1414. By reason of connection, interconnected cases must be adjudicated by one and the same tribunal in the same process unless a prescript of law prevents this.

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