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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Juan Roberto Brittingham-McLean, a resident of Mexico, died in Mexico on Jan. 14, 1998. The two executors named in Mr. Brittingham’s will, Harold Turk and Raul Hernandez-Garcia, submitted the will for probate in Mexico on January 28, 1998. The executors then withdrew funds in the approximate amount of $27,000 deposited in a Laredo bank account and distributed the funds to Mr. Brittingham’s children and grandchildren (hereinafter “the heirs”) pursuant to Mr. Brittingham’s instructions. Mr. Brittingham had also funded two foreign companies, Sandfern (an Irish company) and Jubrico (a British Virgin Islands company), but he owned no record interest in those companies at the time of his death. However, Turk and Hernandez, as sole shareholders of Sandfern and Jubrico, distributed the assets held by those companies to the heirs in accordance with prior instructions from Mr. Brittingham. Apparently, by the end of March 1998, neither the estate nor the two foreign companies held any assets in Texas. In March 1998, both Turk and Hernandez resigned as executors. After Turk and Hernandez made their distributions and resigned as executors, both the appellee, John R. Brittingham Aguirre (“Aguirre”), and one of the appellants, Barbara Brittingham-Sada de Powers (“Barbara”), filed multi-million dollar claims against the estate in Mexico based on loans each allegedly made to Mr. Brittingham. In February 1999, Mr. Brittingham’s widow, Ana Maria Brittingham (“Ana Maria”) sued Mr. Brittingham’s estate in Mexico, seeking to set aside her marital agreement with Mr. Brittingham and asserting a community property claim to assets of Mr. Brittingham’s estate. The Mexican court denied her claim. The Mexican probate proceeding was still pending at the time of this opinion. In August 2000, Ana Maria filed an application for ancillary probate of Mr. Brittingham’s will in Webb County. The Texas probate court admitted the will to probate and issued ancillary letters testamentary naming Ana Maria as executrix and requiring her to file a bond. Thereafter, Ana Maria filed suit against her step-daughter Maria Cristina Brittingham-Sada de Ayala (“Ayala”) and appellants, claiming, among other things, that they illegally withdrew $60-70,000,000 from the assets of the estate without first paying the legitimate debts of the estate. One such debt is a claim asserted by Aguirre. Aguirre intervened in the Texas probate action, tendering his claim against the estate for approximately $11,000,000 based on a 1994 loan he made to Mr. Brittingham. Ayala moved to dismiss the entire ancillary probate proceeding for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and, in the alternative, to remove Ana Maria as executrix of the estate. The trial court denied both motions and confirmed Ana Maria as executrix. Ayala appealed, and this court held that the trial court had subject-matter jurisdiction, but reversed the trial court’s order appointing Ana Maria as executrix. Several of the heirs filed special appearances, all of which were denied and are the subject of this appeal. Nine of the heirs filed notices of appeal, but three have since conceded personal jurisdiction. Therefore, this appeal concerns only the special appearances filed by the following heirs: Barbara, Guillermo Marroquin-Brittingham, Mauricio Marroquin-Brittingham, Juan Carlos Lobeira-Brittingham, Daniela Lobeira-Brittingham, and Brandon Milmo-Brittingham. HOLDING:Affirmed in part, reversed and rendered in part. The court holds it is inconsistent with federal constitutional requirements of due process for Texas courts to assert in personam jurisdiction over the appellants in this cause. Accordingly, we reverse the trial court’s judgment as to Barbara Brittingham-Sada de Powers, Guillermo Marroquin-Brittingham, Mauricio Marroquin-Brittingham, Juan Carlos Lobeira-Brittingham, Daniela Lobeira-Brittingham, and Brandon Milmo-Brittingham; and render a dismissal in their favor. We affirm the trial court’s judgment as to Angel Eduardo Marroquin-Brittingham, Maria Cristina Lobeira-Brittingham, and Daniel Milmo-Brittingham. OPINION:Marion, J.; Lopez, C.J., Marion and Speedlin, JJ.

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