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Florida Probate Blog

Posts Tagged: forum non conveniens

Trust Litigation and Forum Non Conveniens

Written by on Dec 17, 2008| Posted in: Trust Litigation

Second District Court of Appeals Finds Old Trust Code Inapplicable to Action Based on Undue Influence and Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Notes Distinction Between Concepts of Venue and Jurisdiction Frequently, when representing trust beneficiaries or trustees, I encounter a defensive argument that Florida isn’t the proper venue for the trust litigation. Venue is the legal concept of the appropriate location for a lawsuit to be heard by a Court. Venue is a concept distinct from jurisdiction, which focuses on the authority of a court to hear a particular case. Venue is concerned with the geographical location of the court where a lawsuit is commenced. However, unlike personal jurisdiction, there is no constitutional requirement for proper venue in order to have a valid judgment.

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