A Formidable Tool For Forum Selection Clause Enforcement

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 1:25 PM EST) -- On Dec. 3, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important ruling for companies that routinely conduct business in multiple venues across the country or internationally. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co. Inc. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 571 U.S. ___, No. 12-929 (Dec. 3, 2013) (slip opinion), the court issued a unanimous opinion favoring enforcement of contractual forum selection clauses and holding that a party who files suit in violation of such a clause faces a heavy burden to avoid transfer...
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