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Personal Jurisdiction and the Inconvenient Forum

Personal Jurisdiction and the Inconvenient Forum

Learn about the doctrine of forum non conveniens as a basis for a court to decline to exercise personal jurisdiction.

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Welcome to Personal Jurisdiction and the Inconvenient Forum! For most of this lesson, we'll be explaining the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the requirements to establish it. After that, we'll touch on how forum non conveniens applies in federal court versus state court.

Under forum non conveniens, a court with personal and subject-matter jurisdiction in a case can dismiss the case in favor of another, more convenient forum that also has jurisdiction. [Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno, 454...