• Forum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense ApproacForum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense Approach
  • October 30, 2015 | Authors: Jason T. LaRocco; Michael J. Needleman
  • Law Firm: Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. - Philadelphia Office
  • A motor vehicle accident occurs in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and almost of the witnesses and medical records are located there as well. Nevertheless, the Complaint was filed nearly 100 miles away in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. In fact, it appears that the only connection to Philadelphia at all is the offices for the lawyers. Even worse, after taking the depositions of several fact witnesses you learn that they would rather stand on their head than get on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and drive to Philadelphia to testify at trial. You begin to wonder whether you will have any fact witnesses at all at trial.