The Perils Of Ignoring Contractual Forum Selection Clauses

By Greg Brassfield (April 28, 2020, 1:25 PM EDT) -- One of the first strategic questions companies must consider in litigation is where to file suit. Each venue has important advantages and disadvantages, including the experience of the judge with the relevant subject matter, the potential jury pool, proximity to witnesses, and access to courtroom resources. But as bankrupt dairy titan Dean Foods recently learned, choosing the wrong forum carries serious and potentially claim-killing consequences....

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