On 10 August, the Transnational Litigation Blog published this post which explained that, under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, a judge may dismiss a case on the understanding that the case would be better heard in another sovereign’s court. The post describes the current federal doctrine of forum non conveniens; the variety of US state court doctrines; and the history of the doctrine within the US, including its traditional limitation to cases involving no local parties. It notes that, despite its fancy-sounding Latin name, it is a relatively modern phenomenon in US courts.
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