SB 0774 Circuit Court May Transfer Case to More Convenient Forum
LR Number:L2845.01I Fiscal Note:2845-01
Last Action:02/07/96 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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SB 774 - This act allows any court to decline jurisdiction in a civil case and transfer the case to a more convenient forum based upon the following factors: 1) the place where the cause of action accrued; 2) the location of witnesses and sources of proof; 3) the residence of the parties to the action; and 4) the burden on the court and taxpayers of the county where the cause of action has been filed. If a defendant refuses to abide by a change of jurisdiction, the plaintiff may reinstate his action in the original court.