Federal Judge Finds The Philippines Is Proper Forum For Widow's Claims
Mealey's (September 22, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT) -- BATON ROUGE, La. — After finding that public interest factors weighed in favor of dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds, a Louisiana federal judge on Sept. 18 dismissed a widow's claims related to a settlement that was approved by an arbitrator in the Philippines (Aina Z. Layson v. Baffin Investments Ltd., et al., No. 14-518, M.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24962).
(Opinion available. Document #05-151027-001Z).
Aina Z. Layson sued Baffin Investments Ltd. and Intership Navigation Inc. in the 23rd Judicial District Court for the Parish...