Offit Kurman's Forum Argument Gets Malpractice Suit Tossed

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Offit Kurman PA on Tuesday ducked a malpractice suit in Texas federal court in which a Houston-based online furniture store sought over $1 million for alleged bill padding and double-billing, after a judge held the store's owner had agreed any dispute would be litigated in Delaware.

Because the engagement agreements inked by Luxeyard Inc. owner Amir Mireskandari stipulated that any dispute involving Offit Kurman must be heard in Delaware state court, the Southern District of Texas tossed the malpractice case based on forum non conveniens, which allows a court to dismiss a case if it determines another venue is better suited to...

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