Public Interest Always A Factor In Forum Test: Fla. Justices

Law360, Miami (June 21, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said a lawsuit against Florida-based companies over actions in Mexico can stay in the state's courts and ruled that public interest factors should always be considered as part of a forum analysis.

The state's high court adopted the Eleventh Circuit's approach to the forum non conveniens test, which says that public interest factors should always be part of a forum analysis, rather than only when the private interests are not equal.

"We emphasize that Florida courts also should always consider...
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