forum nonconveniens

forum nonconveniens
n. Latin In litigation: the doctrine that a court may decline jurisdiction of a case, based on factors such as residence of the parties, thus allowing or causing another more convenient court to take the case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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