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Extensive text on the legal principles and practical considerations involved in choosing the legal forum for your client's case. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the various state and federal options, including the most recent changes governing court jurisdiction and venue. Provides detailed tables listing the state variations most likely to determine forum choice, and a synthesis of the Constitutional limits on state court jurisdiction. Examines the latest developments in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and recent case law; discussing circumstances in which courts enforce prorogation or exclusive forum clauses. Includes detailed index, and tables of statutes and cases.