• Behrens v. Arconic, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Baylson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-1101

    Plaintiffs' choice of forum was entitled to a moderate amount deference; however, defendants in this product liability suit, which arose out of a fatal residential tower fire in London, demonstrated that the balance of private and public interest factors tipped decidedly in favor of trial in the U.K. The district court granted defendants' motion to dismiss on forum non conveniens grounds.