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Ernst v. Ernst

Ernst v. Ernst, 722 F. Supp 61 (S.D.N.Y. 1989).


In this dispute over the division of the estate of artist Max Ernst, a federal court in New York dismissed the case, ruling that even though both parties were American citizens, the appropriate forum for the case was France. The Court held as binding an earlier agreement between the parties, which stated that their disputes would be resolved in Paris. The Court also ruled that the major issues of the case turned on French law, making France the more appropriate forum for the case on forum non conveniens . . .

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