The Gen. Assembly also introduced forum non-conveniens to Georgia during the 2005 legislative session by enacting OCGA 9-10-31.1 which applies to all cases. Georgia statutory forum non conveniens doctrine allows a court to dismiss or transfer a case that is otherwise in a proper venue upon consideration of 7 factors,
relative ease of access to sources of proof.
Availability and costs of compulsory process for attendance of unwilling witnesses
possibility of viewing the premises, if viewing would be appropriate to the action,
unnecessary expense or trouble to the defendant not necessary to the plaintiff’s own right to pursue his or her remedy administrative difficulties for the forum courts
Existence of local interests in deciding the case locally, andthe traditional deference given to a plaintiff choice of forum.
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