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Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Jadczak, C.A. 6695-VCL

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Overbroad Forum Selection Clause Dooms Effort to Enforce Noncompete

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP • February 17, 2012
Many businesses include Delaware choice-of-law and forum-selection clauses in their contracts to take advantage of Delaware law and the Court of Chancery’s strong reputation for reliable and well-balanced decision-making. However, in order to take advantage of Delaware’s judicial system, the forum selection clause must be drafted so that it confers personal jurisdiction over all of the parties. In a recent ruling, the Court of Chancery struck down a plaintiff’s attempt to enforce a noncompete agreement in Delaware because of a poorly worded forum selection clause.