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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Forum-Selection Clause Is Reasonable, Enforceable, Louisiana Federal Judge Says

NEW ORLEANS - A seaman who was injured while working on a ship in Louisiana failed to prove that a forum-selection clause designating England as the forum to arbitrate disputes is unreasonable and unenforceable, a Louisiana federal judge said Nov. 21 in granting the insurer's motion to compel arbitration and to stay the seaman's negligence suit (Ronald Havard v. Offshore Specialty Fabricators LLC, No. 14-824, E.D. La., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 201884).
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