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WV Supreme Court Clarifies “Alternate Forum” Requirement in Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens

Posted in Appellate Decisions
Late in its January Term, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued a decision dealing with the well-known, but somewhat misunderstood, or at least misapplied, doctrine of forum non conveniens. In essence, the doctrine allows a court to decline to assert jurisdiction over an action before it if another, Continue Reading

Kentucky Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment Against Fen-Phen Lawyers Based on (Disavowed) Affidavit from Kenneth Feinberg

Posted in Appellate Decisions
In the course of writing about Stan Chesley’s travails, I was curious to find out what happened in the case described in the final paragraph of the National Law Journal’s story about Chesley: Earlier this month, the Kentucky Court of Appeals vacated a $42 million summary judgment Continue Reading
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