Interface Partners International Ltd. v. Hananel, No. 08-1983 - Contract Law - U.S. First Circuit
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Interface Partners International Ltd. v. Hananel, No. 08-1983

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.    

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Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Decided August 5, 2009

Judges
Before Torruella, Siler, and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge.

Counsel
For Appellant: Andrew H. Schapiro.

For Appellee: Lawrence G. Green.