The forum of a legal case can have an important effect on the outcome of a legal case.
forum non conveniens[edit | edit source]
A state court judge may reject a case on the grounds of forum non conveniens. If so, the state court may rule that the federal court system is more appropriate.
Forum shopping[edit | edit source]
The outcome of a case may become different depending on the location of the trial. A liberal court in New York City may rule very differently on a sexual harassment claim versus a conservative court in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Class-action trial lawyers normally don't file their claims in federal courts because of the hostile forums.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Estin v. Estin, 1948