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Forum Non Conveniens: History, Global Practice, and Future under the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

Ronald A. Brand and Scott R. Jablonski


This book provides a comprehensive comparative review of the common law doctrine of forum non conveniens as it is practiced and applied in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. The authors catalogue the similarities and distinctions among the common law countries in which the doctrine is applied, and compare the doctrine to related procedures in civil law jurisdictions. The book then extends the analysis of parallel litigation issues addressed in the doctrine of forum non conveniens by considering the work of delegations to the Hague Conference on Private International ... More

Keywords: forum non conveniens, lis pendens, parallel litigation, jurisdiction, judicial discretion, declining jurisdiction, Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Brussels Regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195329278
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329278.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald A. Brand, author
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Scott R. Jablonski, author
The Law Firm of Scott R. Jablonski, P.L., Miami Beach, Florida