forum non conveniens

Definition of "forum non conveniens"
  1. A Latin phrase referring to a legal doctrine permitting a court to decline its jurisdiction over a case if another court could more appropriately hear the case
How to use "forum non conveniens" in a sentence
  1. Due to forum non conveniens, the court moved the trial to the victim's hometown.
  2. The judge applied the principle of forum non conveniens, stating that the venue was not the most appropriate one.
  3. The defense argued for forum non conveniens to have the case transferred to a nearby jurisdiction.

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