A tough clause to beat
A little over two years ago, the Supreme Court held that judges must enforce forum-choice clauses in the absence of “extraordinary” reasons “unrelated to the convenience of the parties”. Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568, 580 (2013).
On the day that the 9-0 Court handed down Atlantic Marine, I wrote that it “will bring joy to firms that put [the] clauses in their contracts in hopes of making lawsuits too costly to pursue.”
Has the case borne out my forecast of joy?
Yes. Yes indeed.
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