Friday, February 26, 2010

Venue selection clauses in contracts: "litigated exclusively"

Eric Goldman discusses Google's venue win in the case Flowbee International, Inc. v. Google, Inc., 4:10-cv-00668-LB (S.D. Tex. Feb. 8, 2010. He noted:

Compare Miller v. Facebook with Yahoo v. American Airlines. This court, bound by the Fifth Circuit ruling in the Yahoo case, nevertheless distinguished it because the Yahoo clause specified that business partners “submit” to exclusive jurisdiction, while the Google clause used the words “litigated exclusively.”


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