Forum Shopping

The Litigation Center actively works to develop legal principles that prevent forum shopping by plaintiffs’ lawyers who attempt to game the system by bringing lawsuits in venues with no connection to their case.  The Litigation Center filed dozens of briefs in the last year on issues of personal jurisdiction and venue, has been a regular filer in cases concerning the scope of the Alien Tort Statute, and actively argues for appropriate limits on the extraterritorial reach of U.S. law.