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Eleventh Circuit: Forum Selection Clauses

This decision from the Eleventh Circuit considered the enforceability of a forum selection clause in an Alabama class action brought against a litigation funding company. The putative class claimed that its contracts with the defendant were void under Alabama law as unlawful gambling contracts. The contracts themselves called for disputes to be litigated in state court in Cook County, Illinois. After the district court denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss and opened the door to an interlocutory appeal, the Eleventh Circuit determined that it should review the enforceability decision de novo, and, doing so, reversed.