Costa Concorida Case Ordered Moved to Italy

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From eTurboNews.com.

"In Abeid-Saba/Scimone II cases the Court noted the four-part test which guides Florida courts in resolving a forum non conveniens motion.”’ [1] As a prerequisite, the court must establish whether an adequate alternative forum exists which possesses jurisdiction over the whole case. [2] Next, the trial judge must consider all relevant factors of private interest, weighing in the balance a strong presumption against disturbing plaintiffs’ initial forum choice. [3] If the trial judge finds this balance of private interests in equipose or near equipose, he must then determine whether or not factors of public interest tip the balance in favor of a trial in [another] forum. [4] If he decides that the balance favors such a…forum the trial judge must finally ensure that plaintiffs can reinstate their suit in the alternative forum without undue inconvenience or prejudice”.

And later

“The final prong of a forum non conveniens inquiry requires the trial court to ‘ensure that plaintiffs can reinstate their suit in the alternative forum without undue inconvenience or prejudice’…(Here) Carnival stipulated to accept service of process and agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of Italian courts. Carnival also agreed to toll the statute of limitations, respect any post-appeal judgments entered by Italian courts and make relevant evidence available in Italy”.