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“Libel Tourism” and England – Global Home for Libel Litigation ?

Posted in Forum Non Conveniens, Global Tort Choice of Law Issues, Global Tort Litigation
Who knew- apparently there is “libel tourism,” a concept I learned about from reading Walter Olson at Pointof Law and then reading a recent Wall Street Journal article for which he provided the link. The article arises from a libel judgment entered against a science writer (Mr. Singh) who commands the respect of the WSJ.… Continue Reading

Forum Non Conveniens in Global Mass Accident Situations – Italian Plane Crash Example

Posted in Forum Non Conveniens, Global Tort Litigation, Mass Accident Cases, Mass Tort Issues
‘Mass accident” cases produce tough issues on applicable law and teh forum for litigation. The 11th Circuit recently issued a per curiam ruling affirming a district court order invoking forum non conveniens principles to cause 69 of 70 air crash lawsuits to be tried in Italy instead of the United States with respect to a… Continue Reading