45 Fla. L. Rev. 553 (1993)
Forum Selection Clauses in Federal Courts: Limitations on Enforcement after Stewart and Carnival Cruise

handle is hein.journals/uflr45 and id is 571 raw text is: Florida Law Review
VOLUME 45                   SaqENMER 1993                    NuMBER 4
FORUM SELECTION CLAUSES IN FEDERAL COURTS:
LIMITATIONS ON ENFORCEMENT AFTER STEWART
AND CARNIVAL CRUISE
Walter W. Heiser
1.   FORUM SELECTION CLAUSES IN FEDERAL COURT       ...... 554
A. An Erie Doctrine Primer for Forum
Selection Clause Cases ..................... 556-
B. Forum Selection Clauses and Section 1404(a)
Motions to Transfer  ....................... 563
1.  Introduction to Section 1404(a)
Motions to Transfer .................... 563
2.  Pre-Stewart Lower Federal Court Decisions .... 565
3.  The Supreme Court Decision in Stewart  ..... 566
4.  Forum Selection Clause Issues After Stewart... 569
a.  Forum Selection Clauses and Section
1404(a) Motions: The Problem of What
Weight to Give a Forum Selection Clause . 569
b.  Forum Selection Clauses and Section
1404(a) Motions: The Problem of Which
Law Governs Forum Selection Clause
Validity Issues  .................... 574
c.  Forum Selection Clauses and Section
1404(a) Motions: The Problem of
Determining Where the Action Might
Have Been Brought .. ............... 581
C. Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Selection
Clauses in Federal Court .................... 582
* Professor of Law, University of San Diego. B.A., 1968, University of Michigan; J.D., 1971,
University of Wisconsin; LL.M., 1978, Harvard Law School. The author would like to thank Lisa
D'Errico, Michael C. Ford, Jerry R. Polansky, and Roanne Shamsky for their assistance in the prepara-
tion of this article.

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