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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Stewart Organization v. Ricoh Corporation
Citation:487 U.S. 22, 108 S.Ct. 2239, 101 L.Ed.2d 22 (1988)
A marketing company (Plaintiff) entered a business agreement with a manufacturing company (Defendant). The agreement included a forum-selection clause mandating any disputes be resolved in a Manhattan court. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against Defendant for breach of the agreement, warranty, fraud, and antitrust violations in the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Defendant moved to transfer the case to New York, under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), to enforce the forum-selection clause.
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