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44-2031 - Jurisdiction and venue of offenses and actions; joinder of spouse
44-2031. Jurisdiction and venue of offenses and actions; joinder of spouse
A. The superior court in this state shall have jurisdiction over violations of this chapter, the rules and orders of the commission under this chapter and all actions brought to enforce any liability or duty created under this chapter, except actions or proceedings brought under section 44-2032, paragraph 2, 3 or 4 or appeals filed under article 12 of this chapter, over which the superior court in Maricopa county shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
B. Any action authorized by this chapter may be brought in the county in which the defendant is found, is an inhabitant or transacts business, or in the county where the transaction took place, and in such cases, process may be served in any other county in which the defendant is an inhabitant or in which the defendant is found.
C. The commission may join the spouse in any action authorized by this chapter to determine the liability of the marital community. This subsection does not authorize the commission to join any individual who is divorced from the defendant at the time an action authorized by this chapter is filed.