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Non-Signatories to Employment Contract Can't Enforce Venue-Selection Clause

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 218 | 0 | 4 min read

A Texas appellate court ruled that a group of non-signatories to a maritime worker’s employment contract could not enforce a forum-selection clause for litigation of the worker’s claim. Case: Black v. Diamond Offshore Drilling, No. 14-17-00011-CV, 05/15/2018, published. Facts: William Black signed a contract of employment with Diamond Offshore Drilling (Bermuda) Ltd. Black was a citizen of the United Kingdom, and DOD was a corporation organized under the laws of Bermuda. The contract contained a forum-selection clause designating the courts of Bermuda as the appropriate venue for...

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