James D. Yellen


Part I of this Note will develop and summarize the historical backdrop of the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Part II will analyze the legislative and judicial development of the doctrine during the last fifty years. Part II will discuss the Reyno decision and the proper weight to be accorded the citizenship and the forum choice of the plaintiff. Included in the latter inquiry is a discussion of the extent to which the plaintiff's prospects of recovery in a particular case should control the outcome of the defendant's motion to dismiss. In conclusion, Part IV will evaluate the impact of Reyno and speculate on future developments in the area of forum non conveniens.