A Tale of Two Doctrines

While similar, forum non conveniens and international comity abstention can lead to opposite results.

, New York Law Journal


Edward Flanders, a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Ranah L. Esmaili, a senior associate at the firm, and Peter Ostrovski, an associate, write that while the international comity abstention and forum non conveniens doctrines look to similar factors for guidance, an analysis of the same set of facts under each can lead a judge to reach opposite, and seemingly inconsistent, conclusions.

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