High Court Hears Oral Arguments About Venue For Construction Contract Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 heard arguments from attorneys involved in a construction contract dispute filed in a Texas federal court regarding the proper venue for the case ( Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. USDC WD TX, et al. , No. 12-929, U.S. Sup...

Vandeventer Black LLP: U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Enforceability Of Forum-Selection Clauses

By James Rixey In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court established that contractual forum-selection clauses deserve near absolute deference and should be enforced in all but the most exceptional cases when deciding transfer of venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) [ enhanced opinion available...