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5th Circuit: Contract’s Forum-Selection Clause Requires Dismissal Of Wage Suit

(August 11, 2016, 10:27 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 26 affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a worker’s wage suit, finding that it was necessary based on the forum-selection clause in the employee’s employment contract; however, the appellate panel emphasized a lack of clarity that currently exists about the role state law plays in diversity cases involving forum-selection clauses (Jonathan Barnett v. DynCorp International, L.L.C., No. 15-10757, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13618).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160812-025Z.)

Jonathan Barnett is a...
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