forum non conveniens

noun
forum non con·​ve·​ni·​ens | \ -ˌnän-kən-ˈvē-nē-ˌenz, -ˌnȯn-kȯn-ˈvā-nē-ˌens \

Legal Definition of forum non conveniens

: a doctrine allowing a court with jurisdiction over a case to dismiss it because the convenience of the parties and the interest of justice would be better served if the case were brought in a court having proper jurisdiction in another venue — compare change of venue

History and Etymology for forum non conveniens

New Latin, literally, unsuitable tribunal

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“Forum non conveniens.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/forum%20non%20conveniens. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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