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Vivendi SA v. T-Mobile USA Inc., No. 08-35561

In an action alleging RICO violations in connection with defendants' acquisition of a Polish telecommunications company, the dismissal of the action on forum non conveniens grounds is affirmed where the relevant evidence and witnesses were located in Poland and plaintiff was engaging in forum-shopping.

Read Vivendi SA v. T-Mobile USA Inc., No. 08-35561

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted August 3, 2009

Filed November 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Bea


For Appellants:

Lanny J. Davis, Garret G. Rasmussen, Adam W. Goldberg, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

Samuel A. Keesal, Jr., Ben Suter, Robert J. Bocko, Keesal, Young & Logan, San Francisco, CA