forum non conveniens


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

Word History


New Latin, literally, unsuitable tribunal

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“Forum non conveniens.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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