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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

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of forum non conveniens

New Latin, literally, unsuitable tribunal

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a trip made at another's expense

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