7/10/2017 Crone Hawxhurst Scores Another Ninth Circuit Victory


The Ninth Circuit, in a case of first impression, agreed with the Firm’s argument that when determining a motion for forum non conveniens, the district court should compare the alternative foreign forum with plaintiff’s specific chosen forum in the United States, and not with the entire United States as a whole. Crone Hawxhurst obtained dismissal of the case in the Central District of California based on forum non conveniens, in favor of a court in Mexico. Plaintiff, a Florida company, appealed. The Ninth Circuit rejected the appeal and affirmed the district court’s dismissal, siding with Crone Hawxhurst on every issue. Click here to read the opinion.