A North Carolina resident who has filed a complaint against his former employer with an agency in his home state must nevertheless litigate his claims in New York, a New York state judge has ruled.

“Residency and the availability of a North Carolina forum have been demonstrated, but on balance this is not enough,” said Acting Supreme Justice Daniel Palmieri of New York’s Nassau County wrote in Arbor Commercial Mortgage v Martinson, 009255/2007.

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