What is an Opposition To A Motion Alleging Inconvenient Forum?
An opposition to a motion alleging inconvenient forum, also referred to as a forum non conveniens motion, requests that the court retain the forum chosen by plaintiff for resolution of the dispute. The opposition will likely argue that the forum does not create logistical or financial hardship for the defendant, the defendant’s witness, or any other aspect of the defense. The opposition will also likely argue that there exists no appropriate alternative forum to hear plaintiff’s case. Opposition papers are usually supported by a statement of facts, a legal brief or memorandum with citations to legal authority, and if necessary, exhibits, declarations, and affidavits.