I had the defendants substitute served. They filed a motion to quash service which was granted, their appearance being a special appearance. I filed a motion for reconsideration of the order granting the motion to quash service. The defendants have opposed the motion for reconsideration. Their opposition states "special appearance." Is the fact that they filed an opposition to the motion for reconsideration in fact a "special appearance"? It would follow from the order for the motion to quash service the court still has no jurisdiction over the defendants. Instead, is their opposition to the motion for reconsideration in fact, legally, a general and formal appearance on the matter? If so, then I'd have to point that out in my reply to their opposition. If their response in my case is considered a general appearance what law and case law is there on that point?In a previous post Mr. Chen suggested that "An opposition would not constitute a special appearance." http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-does-no-opposition-to-a-motion-for-reconsider-747755.html In other words, an opposition would mean that technically they consent to jurisdiction and are in the case now?