Foreign plaintiffs pursue entrance through the golden doors of American courtrooms because U.S. civil litigation offers potentially lucrative benefits that their homeland's judicial system does not. Too often foreign plaintiffs seek access to American courts on tenuous legal and factual grounds, write Bowman and Brooke's Paul G. Cereghini and John D. Sear. When public and private interests favor dismissal, the doctrine of forum non conveniens can help to reinforce the floodgates.
Huddled Masses Yearning to Strike It Rich: Foreign Plaintiffs Shopping for Gold in American Courts
Special to Law.com
July 17, 2009