Title 9, Chapter 10, Section 93
Venue in cases under this article shall lie in any county wherein a
substantial part of the business was transacted, the tortious act,
omission, or injury occurred, or the real property is located.
Where an action is brought against a resident of this state, any
nonresident of this state who is involved in the same transaction or
occurrence and who is suable under the provisions of this article
may be joined as a defendant in the county where a resident
defendant is suable. Under such circumstances, jurisdiction and
venue of the court of and over such nonresident defendant shall not
be affected or lost if at trial a verdict or judgment is returned in
favor of such resident defendant. If such resident defendant is
dismissed from the action prior to commencement of the trial, the
action against the nonresident defendant shall not abate but shall
be transferred to a court in a county where venue is proper.