Justices Urged To Review Construction Contract Forum Deals

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 9:01 PM EST) -- Atlantic Marine Construction Co. on Friday sought Supreme Court review of a Fifth Circuit decision on the enforceability of a choice-of-forum clause in a subcontract for federal construction work, hoping to resolve a split between circuit courts and reverse a decision that it said encourages “forum shopping.”

The Fifth Circuit held in November that a dispute between Atlantic Marine and its subcontractor, J-Crew Management Inc. was properly brought in a Texas federal court despite an agreement that any dispute related to their construction project would be...
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