TITLE 38: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
PART 200 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS CODE
SECTION 200.414 SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Section 200.414 Special Appearance
Prior to filing any other pleading or motion, a special appearance may be made either in person or by attorney for the limited purpose of objecting to the jurisdiction of the Department. Every appearance not expressly designated a special appearance shall be deemed to be a general appearance. If the reasons for objecting to jurisdiction are not apparent from the papers on file in the proceeding, the special appearance shall be supported by affidavit setting forth the reasons. In ruling upon any objection at any hearing, the Administrative Law Judge may consider all matters apparent from the papers on file, affidavits submitted by any party, and any other evidence adduced upon disputed issue of fact. No determination of any issue of fact in connection with the objection is a determination of the merits of the case or any aspect thereof. A ruling adverse to the objector does not preclude him or her from making any motion or defense which he or she might otherwise have made. If the Administrative Law Judge sustains the objection, an appropriate order shall be entered of record after review by a designated representative of the Director. Error in ruling against the objection is not waived by the objector's taking part in further proceedings in the matters.