57 Fordham L. Rev. 291 (1988-1989)
Another Choice of Forum, Another Choice of Law: Consensual Adjudicatory Procedure in Federal Court

handle is hein.journals/flr57 and id is 299 raw text is: ANOTHER CHOICE OF FORUM, ANOTHER
CHOICE OF LAW: CONSENSUAL
ADJUDICATORY PROCEDURE IN
FEDERAL COURT
LINDA S. MULLENIX*
Introduction  .............................................  293
A. Issues of Consensual Adjudicatory Procedure ......... 296
B. Neat Solutions and Untidy Problems ................. 302
C. Defining and Critiquing the Doctrine ................. 304
I. The Bremen: Jurisdictional Principles Afloat in
International Waters ..................................... 306
A. The Bremen and National Equipment Rental, Ltd. v.
Szukhent ............................................  307
B. In the Wake of The Bremen: Steaming into Domestic
W aters  ..............................................  315
1. The Arbitration Trilogy .......................... 315
2. Further Supreme Court Imprimatur to Consensual
Jurisdiction  ......................................  319
II. Characterization Problems: Consensual Procedure in
Chaotic  Confusion  .......................................  322
A. Jurisdiction, Venue or Forum Non Conveniens? ........ 322
B. Enforcement of Forum-Selection Clauses: How Does
the Litigant Plead Relief? ............................ 327
C. Forum-Selection Clauses as Matters of Prorogation and
Derogation ...........................................  329
III. Erie in Wonderland: Consensual Adjudicatory Procedure
and Problems of Federalism .............................. 332
A. Stewart v. Ricoh as the Paradigmatic Forum-Selection
Case  ................................................  334
B. Ricoh: The Supreme Court Punts .................... 336
C. Ricoh: The Weary Erie Aftermath ................... 337
IV. Further Adventures in Federalism: Consensual
Adjudicatory Procedure and Removal Doctrine ........... 339
A. Forum-Selection Clauses and Applicable Law on a
Removal-Remand Motion ............................ 340
B. Forum-Selection Clauses as an Independent Ground for
Rem  and  .............................................  342
* Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University of America Law School. B.A.
1971, City College of New York; M. Phil. 1974, Ph.D. 1977, Columbia University; J.D.
1980, Georgetown University Law Center. This Article was written with support from a
summer research grant provided by the Catholic University of America Law School.

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