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 The requirement that a court have personal jurisdiction over the parties is a due process right that may be waived either explicitly or implicitly. See Insurance Corp. of Ireland v. Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee, 456 U.S. 694, 703-05, 102 S. Ct. 2099, 72 L. Ed. 2d 492 (1982). Rule 12(h)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that objections to personal jurisdiction, venue, and service of process be raised in a party's first responsive pleading. Under this rule, defendants wishing to raise any of these four defenses must do so in their first responsive pleading, either a Rule 12 motion to dismiss or an answer, or the omitted defense is waived. Kersh v. Derozier, 851 F.2d 1509, 1511-12 (5th Cir. 1988); Golden v. Cox Furniture Mfg., 683 F.2d 115, 118 (5th Cir. 1982); T & R Enters., Inc. v. Continental Grain Co., 613 F.2d 1272, 1277 (5th Cir. 1980). Specifically, the Rule states: A party waives any defense listed in Rule 12(b)(2)-(5) by:  (A) omitting it from a motion in the circumstances described in Rule 12(g)(2); or (B) failing to either: (i) make it by motion under this rule; or  (ii) include ...

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