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Posted: February 5, 2017

Agreements’ Forum Selection Clauses Did Not Bind Non-Signatories

On January 30, 2017, Justice Singh of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Sustainable Pte Ltd. v. Peak Venture Partners LLC, 2017 NY Slip Op. 30202(U), holding that defendants were not bound by the forum selection clauses of agreements they did not sign, explaining: To establish jurisdiction, plaintiffs rely on the… Read more »

Posted: January 14, 2017

Court Will Not Enforce Unreasonable Forum Selection Clause

On January 12, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Prospect Funding Holdings L.L.C v. Maslowski, 2017 NY Slip Op. 00253, holding that a forum selection clause should not have been enforced, explaining: The New York action should have been dismissed pursuant to CPLR 327(a). In the interest of substantial justice, the parties’ dispute… Read more »

Posted: October 12, 2016

Court Properly Enjoined Litigation in Venue Other Than That Provided in Forum Selection Clause

On October 4, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in Madden International, Ltd. v. Lew Footwear Holdings Pty Ltd., 2016 NY Slip Op. 06443, enjoining litigation in a forum other than that provided in a forum selection clause, explaining: Notwithstanding that the parties’ agreement contained a choice of law clause providing that the agreement… Read more »

Posted: July 4, 2016

Parties Who Did Not Sign Contract With a Forum Selection Clause May Still Be Bound By It

On June 20, 2016, Justice Singh of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Pegasus Strategic Partners, LLC v. Stroden, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31159(U), holding defendants who were not parties to an agreement with a forum selection clause to nonetheless be bound by that clause. In Pegasus Strategic Partners, three of… Read more »

Posted: July 3, 2016

New York Forum Selection Clause Gave Court Jurisdiction to Hold Party in Contempt

On June 23, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in Gliklad v. Cherney, 2016 NY Slip Op. 05054, rejecting an argument that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hold a litigant in contempt, explaining: [Defendant] contends that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction to issue the contempt order. By decision entered January 21, 2014,… Read more »

Posted: June 14, 2016

Court Enjoins Participation in Out-of-State Action Violating New York Forum Selection Clause

On May 27, 2016, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in GE Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Turbine Generation Services, L.L.C., 2016 NY Slip Op. 50825(U), enjoining a party from participating in an out-of-state action brought in violation of a forum selection clause. In GE Oil & Gas, the… Read more »

Posted: March 19, 2016

Litigant Waived Right to Enforce Forum Selection Clause

On March 3, 2016, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Herman v. 36 Gramercy Park Realty Associates, LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op. 30360(U), holding that a litigant had waived the right to enforce a forum selection clause. In Herman, the defendant filed a third-party complaint, which the third-party… Read more »

Posted: February 6, 2016

Court Enjoins Party From Pursuing Foreign Lawsuit Violating Forum Selection Clause

On January 15, 2016, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Madden International, Ltd. v. Lew Footwear Holdings Pty Ltd., 2016 NY Slip Op. 50061(U), enjoining a defendant from pursuing a lawsuit in an Australian court when the parties’ contract had a forum selection clause setting New York as… Read more »

Posted: February 10, 2015

Forum Selection Clause Enforced Despite Questions Concerning Law to be Applied in Chosen Forum

On January 30, 2015, Justice Scheinkman of the Westchester County Commercial Division issued a decision in USA-India Export-Import, Inc. v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op. 50091(U), enforcing a forum selection clause. Put simply, USA-India’s claim was that Coca-Cola was violating New York’s Bottle Bill and GBL § 349 by passing the costs… Read more »