September 2017 - Vol. 53, No. 9

Forum Not Agreeing

Tort lawyers come upon the issue of “forum not agreeing”[1] a couple times a year. A typical scenario: Innocence Jones, a resident of Bucksnort, Tennessee, is horrifically hurt while vacationing in Panama City, Florida. The harm was caused by a truck driven by an employee (Darren Ulysses Inkama) of CareLess LLC, a Delaware entity with significant operations in Orange Seed, Florida. CareLess is a large entity that does business in many states, including owning and operating a manufacturing plant with more than 100 employees in Nashville, Tennessee.

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