VENUE - EX PARTE BLAIR LOGISTICS, LLC
Ex parte Blair Logistics, LLC, [Ms. 2130347, June 27, 2014] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. Civ. App. 2014). Petition for Writ of Mandamus. The county in which a company has its principal place of business "has as much of an interest in determining a dispute ... as would the county in which the alleged compensable injury occurred." Here, the plaintiff was allegedly injured in Chilton County. Moreover, he resided in Chilton County and he received the majority of his medical care there. He filed his complaint seeking benefits for an injury he allegedly suffered in the employment of defendant in Jefferson County. The defendant filed a motion to transfer the action to Chilton County under the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Although both counties "are proper venues pursuant to ¤ 6-3-7," the defendant argued that "the case has a very strong connection to Chilton County and a weak connection to Jefferson County." The Court disagreed and denied his petition for the writ of mandamus.