Forum, Venue and Choice-of-Law – When Shall We Three Meet Again?


In prior posts I mentioned several California oddities with respect to the often confused concepts of choice of law, choice of forum and choice of venue. For those who simply can’t get enough of the subject, I recommend reading Julie Bisceglia’s article on forum selection clauses in the November issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine. Ms. Bisceglia is a former civil litigator and currently a research attorney for Justice William Bedsworth of the California Court of Appeal. In addition to writing opinions, Justice Bedsworth is well known for his very funny column, “A Criminal Waste of Space”, which appears in the Orange County Lawyer magazine. You can read this month’s column here.

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