Broadcom Wants Justices To Enforce Contract's Forum Choice

Law360, Dallas (July 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Broadcom Corp. recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Federal Circuit decision that refused to enforce a forum-selection clause in a Texas patent infringement suit, saying the precedent gives too much power to plaintiffs in federal cases to avoid a contracted-for choice of venue.

In its petition for certiorari, filed June 17, the company said there’s a circuit split on whether a contractual forum-selection clause can be read to require a venue change in federal court when the parties have agreed to resolve disputes...
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