What is an Inconvenient Forum?

An inconvenient forum or ‘forum non conveniens’ motion is a motion to stay or dismiss an action on the ground of inconvenient forum. In most jurisdictions, a defendant must bring an inconvenient forum motion on or before the last day of his or her time to plead. The moving party will usually argue that the forum chosen by the plaintiff unfairly prejudices the interests of the defendant and that an alternative forum is available.

Inconvenient Forum Motions

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