In a breach of contract action, district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss on forum non conveniens grounds is affirmed where: 1) the court did not err in finding plaintiff's choice of its home forum to be undeserving of heightened deference; 2) the court properly found that Israel is an adequate alternative forum as its courts address the sort of breach of contract claim asserted in this case and defendant is an Israeli citizen amenable to service there; and 3) the court did not abuse its discretion in applying the public and private interest factors and reasonably concluding that they strongly favored Israel as the more convenient and judicially efficient forum.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Decided August 5, 2009
Before Torruella, Siler, and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge.
For Appellant: Andrew H. Schapiro.
For Appellee: Lawrence G. Green.