First Circuit Holds That Lawsuit Between U.S. Citizens Over a Collision in the South Aegean Sea Belongs in a Stateside Federal Court

In Curtis v. Galakatos, No. 20-1846 (1st Cir. Nov. 29, 2021), the First Circuit reverses dismissal of a personal injury action on forum non conveniens grounds, where the parties are American citizens, but the accident took place in Greece. In 2018, in the area of the Paros-Antiparos Strait, a boat owned by defendant Galakatos (M/VContinue reading “First Circuit Holds That Lawsuit Between U.S. Citizens Over a Collision in the South Aegean Sea Belongs in a Stateside Federal Court”

Defendant Waited Too Long to Move for Forum Non Conveniens, Holds Eighth Circuit

In Hersh  v.  CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., No. 19-2794 (8th Cir. Apr. 28, 2021), the Eighth Circuit holds that under any standard of timeliness, the defendants waited too long to raise their forum non conveniens defense – 18 months after the case commenced. The case involved a wrongful death, an electrocution at an indoor playgroundContinue reading “Defendant Waited Too Long to Move for Forum Non Conveniens, Holds Eighth Circuit”