VENUE & § 6-3-21.1, ALA. CODE 1975 FORUM NON CONVENIENS - EX PARTE BENTON
Ex parte Benton, [Ms. 1151181, Dec. 2, 2016] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2016). The Court grants mandamus and orders the Bibb Circuit Court to vacate an order denying a motion to transfer an action concerning an automobile collision to the Shelby Circuit Court on the basis of forum non conveniens. Reiterating its stance that "[t]he 'interest of justice' prong of § 6-3-21.1 requires 'the transfer of the action from a county with little, if any, connection to the action, to the county with a strong connection to the action'" [Ms. *5], the Court "gives great weight to the fact that the accident occurred in Shelby County and to the fact that no material events occurred in Bibb County" (Ms. *6), such that Ex parte Wayne Farms, LLC [Ms. 1150404, May 27, 2016], __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2016), Ex parte Manning, 170 So. 3d 638 (Ala. 2014), Ex parte Autauga Heating and Cooling, LLC, 58 So. 3d 745 (Ala. 2010), and Ex parte Indiana Mills & Mfg. Co., Inc., 10 So. 3d 536 (Ala. 2008) warrant transferring this action to Shelby County.
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