HOW TO ENFORCE FORUM SELECTION CLAUSES IN CALIFORNIA

By April 5, 2012 May 3rd, 2017 Litigation Tips

As companies increasingly conduct business across both state and international borders, parties commonly pre-select the court in which any dispute between them must be resolved – a so-called “forum selection clause.”  In an article published in the San Francisco Daily Journal on March 30, 2012, Paul Llewellyn examines the enforceability of forum selection clauses in California.

What is a forum selection clause?  How do California courts enforce forum selection clauses?  What should a party do if a plaintiff tries to sidestep a forum selection clause and sues in the wrong forum?  Paul addresses these and other issues in the article, which can be read here.