SB 0437 Venue shall be in the most convenient forum with jurisdiction
LR Number:1793S.01I Fiscal Note:1793-01
Last Action:02/27/01 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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SB 437 - This act provides that courts shall decline to exercise jurisdiction on any case accruing outside the circuit in which the court is located if there is a more convenient forum with jurisdiction.

Factors relevant to this determination are: the place of accrual of the cause of action; the location of witnesses and sources of proof; residence of the parties; and the burden upon the court, taxpayers, and citizens of the county in which the action was filed.