Maryland Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens but Grant’s Franchisee’s Motion to Dismiss for Personal Jurisdiction

A federal court in Maryland granted a foreign hotel franchisee’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction but denied a forum non conveniens motion in a personal injury case naming both franchisor and franchisee as defendants. Sant v. Marriott Int’l, 2023 WL 2213926 (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2023). Plaintiff John Sant sued Marriott and its franchisee Juhu Beach Resorts after being injured at a hotel in India….
By: Lathrop GPM
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