High Court To Review Forum Clause In Construction Contract

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will review a Fifth Circuit ruling on the enforceability of a choice-of-forum clause in a subcontract for federal construction work, a move that could resolve a circuit split and reverse a decision that the appellant criticized as encouraging forum shopping.

The Fifth Circuit held in November that a dispute between Atlantic Marine Construction Co. and its subcontractor J-Crew Management Inc. was properly brought in Texas federal court despite an agreement that any dispute related to their construction project...
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