2nd Circ. Ships Vatican Licensing Row To Vatican City

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday allowed the Vatican to move to Vatican City a lawsuit alleging that an agreement between its licensing agency and a New York-based gifts maker does not allow the manufacturer to access all the Vatican Library images it sublicensed.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling, shooting down Long Beach, N.Y.-based Magi XXI Inc.'s semantic argument that a forum-selection clause in its sublicensing contract does not apply to its tort claims against the Vatican. The contract says the forum-selection clause applies...
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