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IN RE AIU INSURANCE CO., 02-0648

The trial court erred in denying a motion to enforce a contractual provision, under which the parties agreed that all dispute resolution proceedings would take place in New York, where the forum selection clause was enforceable and the trial court clearly abused its discretion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/03/2004
  • Published 09/03/2004

Judges

  • Justice OWEN delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice HECHT, Justice SMITH, Justice WAINWRIGHT and Justice BRISTER joined.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Mark A. Ticer, Law Office of Mark Ticer, Dallas, George O. Wilkinson, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, for other interested parties., W. Wendell Hall, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Rosemarie Kanusky, San Antonio, Robert L. Guerra, Thornton Summers Biechlin Dunham & Brown, McAllen, Richard W. Bryan, Richard S. Kuhl and Elisa A. Eisenberg, for relator.

  • For Appellees:
  • Staton Michael Childers, Strausburger & Price, Levon G. Hovnatanian, Dale Jefferson, Joe E. Luce, Christopher W. Martin, Bruce Edwin Ramage, Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., Arlo Dean Van Denover, Louis Dreyfus National Gas Corp., Houston, Edward D. Burbach, Office of Atty. Gen., Austin, Jaime A. Gonzalez, Gonzalez & Associates Law Firm, P.C., McAllen, for respondent.
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