Oregon Recognizes Inconvenient-Forum Doctrine

May 4, 2015
Michael Willes discussed Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters, Inc., in a "Recent Case Notes" article published in The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. In the case, the Court of Appeal's recognized that, under the inconvenient-forum doctrine, an Oregon court vested with jurisdiction may nevertheless dismiss an action if mounting a defense would prove highly inconvenient in Oregon, and an alternative, more convenient forum can be found elsewhere.