Ninth Circuit Issues Forum Selection Clause Opinion
The Ninth Circuit issued an opinion today in Petersen v. Boeing Company, No. 11-18075, __ F.3d __ (9th Cir. Apr. 26, 2013). The district court dismissed plaintiff’s case on the basis of a Saudi forum selection clause without holding an evidentiary hearing as to whether plaintiff was induced to assent to the forum selection clause through fraud or overreaching. In a per curiam opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel reversed, holding that a triable issue of fact existed as to whether the forum selection clause was enforceable. You can read more here.