UK Court To Hear AstraZeneca's $10M Contract Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT) -- AstraZeneca UK Ltd. has won a round in a messy forum selection battle in a $10 million breach of contract dispute with chemical supplier Albemarle Corp., with a federal court staying U.S. proceedings while AstraZeneca pursues its contract claims in England.

Affirming her agreement with a ruling by an English High Court justice in May, Judge Margaret B. Seymour on Thursday said AstraZeneca's claims against Albemarle are subject to a forum selection clause in the parties' 2005 contract. She allowed those claims to move forward in...
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