Actor sequitur forum rei

Actor sequitur forum rei. The plaintiff must follow the forum of the thing in dispute.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As a general rule, the jurisdiction belongs to the jurisdiction of the defendant's seat, applying rule "actor sequitur forum rei." So, in principle, the action must be brought before the competent court having jurisdiction of the state railroad sued in court, which will have to pay compensation regression.
understanding between the railroad allowed on the trail, so that the applicant be able either to bring separate actions against each defendant, either call on all defendants to trial in a country other than that resulting from applying the general rule "actor sequitur forum rei."
Finished by Gottschalk (an associate with CMS Hasche Sigle in Hamburg, Germany specializing on corporate law) after von Mehren's demise, the text discusses foundational reasons for the existence of adjudicatory authority and its principal types; the design of jurisdictional provisions; the emergence of jurisdictional theory in the United States and Germany; the actor sequitur forum rei principle; consequences of splitting causes of action, participating as a litigant, and choice of forum agreements for consent and adjudicatory authority; forum non conveniens, antisuit injunctions, and lis pendens; and the role of international instruments in convergence and compromise in private international law.