Ritchey v. Rutter’s Inc., 2022 Pa. Super. LEXIS 436 (October 20, 2022) (Lazarus, J.) This was an accident that occurred in Cumberland County. Plaintiff resides in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. One of the defendants had a business in York, Pennsylvania, and regularly conducts business in Philadelphia. Plaintiff on the motorcycle was very seriously injured. The lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia. It was claimed that the matter be transferred from Philadelphia County to Cumberland or York County for the convenience of the parties because Cumberland County is 100 miles from Philadelphia and virtually all of the witnesses were located in Cumberland County or York. The court declined the transfer without a hearing. The court said on appeal that the case should not have been transferred. The court also mentioned that many of the depositions were taking place by Zoom. The trial court did not abuse its discretion denying Rutter’s motion to transfer based on forum non conveniens.
JURISDICTION-VENUE-FORUM NON CONVENIENS
October 26th, 2022 by Rieders Travis in Miscellaneous