Venue – State Actions Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregg wants to file an action against John in Connecticut state court for injuries Gregg sustained when he slipped and fell in John’s apartment. John lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, which is part of the judicial district of Stamford/Norwalk. Gregg lives in East Haven, which is part of the judicial district of New Haven. In which Superior Court of Connecticut should Gregg file his action?
Choice 1 New Haven, Superior Court, because that’s where Gregg lives.
Choice 2 Stamford/Norwalk Superior Court, because that’s where John lives.
Choice 3 Either New Haven or Stamford/Norwalk Superior Court.
Choice 4 The United States District Court of Connecticut because Gregg and John live in different judicial districts within the state.
Gregg has filed an action against John in Connecticut Superior Court for the judicial district of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford for injuries Gregg sustained during an automobile collision that occurred in East Haven, Connecticut. John lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, which is part of the judicial district of Stamford/Norwalk. Gregg lives in East Haven, which is part of the judicial district of New Haven. John files a motion for forum non conveniens and argues that all of the witnesses to the accident live in East Haven, the evidence is located in East Haven. Should the court grant John’s motion?
Choice 1 Yes, because John, as the defendant, should be able to choose the forum.
Choice 2 No, because Gregg, as the plaintiff, should be able to choose the forum.
Choice 3 Yes, because the evidence, witnesses, and scene of the accident are in East Haven.
Choice 4 No, because where the case was originally filed is where it will be heard.
Alan wants to file an action against George for injuries sustained when George negligently operated a forklift, thereby causing Alan injuries. Alan lives in Alabama, George lives in Georgia. The accident occurred in Alabama, all witnesses are in Alabama, and the evidence is in Alabama. Assume for the purposes of this question that both Alabama and Georgia state courts would have personal jurisdiction over George. Where should Alan file the action to avoid transfer later?

Choice 1 Alabama, because the court has personal jurisdiction over George.
Choice 2 Georgia, simply because that’s where George lives.

 

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