forum shopping
forum shop·ping n: the practice of choosing the court in which to bring an action from among those courts that could properly exercise jurisdiction based on a determination of which court is likely to provide the most favorable outcome

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

forum shopping
n.
An attempt by a litigant to have the case tried in a specific jurisdiction that appears likely to rule in his or her favor.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


forum shopping
The process by which a plaintiff chooses among two or more courts that have the power — technically, the correct jurisdiction and venue — to consider the plaintiff's case. This decision is based on which court is likely to consider the case most favorably. In some instances, a case can properly be filed in two or more federal district courts as well as in the trial courts of several states — and this makes forum shopping a complicated business. It often involves weighing a number of factors, including proximity to the court, the reputation of the judge in the particular legal area, the likely type of available jurors, and subtle differences in governing law and procedure.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


forum shopping
n. Colloquial A party's action of looking for a court or judge that is deemed likely to render a favorable result.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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