Q: Can you get sued if you are from a different country? Also, can chat messages serve as an emplyment contract?
You can get sued if you are from a different country barring diplomatic immunity, but for the common traveler/tourist, yes you can be sued as long as you meet the minimum contacts in the states. The main question on this is Jurisdiction and service of process. An analysis would fill several pages, but suffice it to say that if you are in the U.S. and the incident causing the suit happened in the U.S. then you can be sued.
Chat messages can serve as an employment contract as well.
I hope this helps.
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