Microsoft Fails To Prove Ex-Worker's Suit Belongs In Libya

Law360, Los Angeles (November 5, 2013, 4:15 PM EST) -- A California federal judge denied Microsoft Corp.'s bid to toss for venue issues a Libyan ex-employee's $3.8 million wrongful termination suit, finding Monday that the software giant failed to show Libya would indisputably be a more convenient forum. 

U.S. District Judge Thelton E. Henderson denied Microsoft's motion to dismiss Mahmoud Kedkad's complaint for forum non conveniens. The company's arguments for litigating the suit in Libya — where Kedkad claims he was, while working at Microsoft's Tripoli office, traumatized during the country's violent 2011 revolution — don't...
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