Wong v. PartyGaming Ltd.
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
589 F.3d 821 (6th Cir. 2009)
Rose Wong and other Ohio residents (plaintiffs) filed suit in federal district court in Ohio against PartyGaming, Ltd. (defendant), a Gibraltar-based company that hosted online poker games. Wong asserted claims for breach of contract, misrepresentation, and violations of Ohio’s consumer-protection laws. PartyGaming moved to dismiss the suit on the ground that a forum-selection clause in its terms and conditions provided that the law of Gibraltar governed any dispute. The district court agreed and dismissed the complaint for forum non conveniens. Wong appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McKeague, J.)
Concurrence (Merritt, J.)
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