Florida Litigation: Dismissing a Case Based Upon Forum Non Conveniens
A person who files a lawsuit typically gets to choose the “venue”…which court hears the case. Great deference is given to the plaintiff to determine if she wants to sue the defendants where the cause of action acrued or where the defendants reside or do business. If a lawsuit is filed in the “wrong” state or court, it may be dimissed if there is a more convenient or “better” forum. The Florida Supreme Court recently discussed the legal concept of “forum non conveniens” in the Cortez v. Palace Resorts case. Although it is not final yet, it is instructive. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the opinion.