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Mazusida Today it is a hard fact of our national economic life that the railroads are in dire and frequently unsuccessful competition with the trucking industry, the airlines, and maritime carriers. United States Steel Corp. Moreover, Kansas City and Santa Fe derive further benefits from the New Jersey shippers who send shipments via connecting carriers over their out-of-state lines. The doctrine of forum non conveniens is largely equitable in nature and discretionary in application, permitting the court to refuse to entertain an action even though it has jurisdiction. Whatever force this argument may have had in the past, its rationale does not stand up under closer scrutiny.

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Mazusida Today it is a hard fact of our national economic life that the railroads are in dire and frequently unsuccessful competition with the trucking industry, the airlines, and maritime carriers. United States Steel Corp. Moreover, Kansas City and Santa Fe derive further benefits from the New Jersey shippers who send shipments via connecting carriers over their out-of-state lines.

The doctrine of forum non conveniens is largely equitable in nature and discretionary in application, permitting the court to refuse to entertain an action even though it has jurisdiction. Whatever force this argument may have had in the past, its rationale does not stand up under closer scrutiny.

Thus, if a Kansas City or Santa Fe freight car traverses the New Jersey tracks of the Penn-Central Railroad, for example, then Penn-Central amercost be paid a rental fee in accordance with the industry-wide custom and practice laid down by the Association of American Railroads. In New Jersey the doctrine of forum non conveniens has primarily been applied in actions based on out-of-state, nonstatutory torts involving personal injuries, where defendant is not a New Jersey resident and the bulk of the witnesses are also nonresidents.

They concede, however, that they have representatives in their respective New York City offices, who regularly call upon shippers in New Jersey to point out the advantages of routing their shipments, where practical, over their lines, and to acquaint shippers with the facilities and equipment available to them. Like the argument addressed to due process and the Commerce Clause, we find the claim based on forum non conveniens without merit. The court must not now merely balance the quantum of activities alone but must view the situation and weigh the entirety of the circumstances.

On this appeal the third-party defendants claim error in that 1 the assertion of jurisdiction over them would violate due process of law and constitute an unreasonable burden on interstate commerce, and 2 regardless of the resolution of the jurisdictional issue, the third-party suit should have been dismissed on the basis of forum amercoqt conveniens. More importantly, any splitting of the present action would in our view cast a greater burden on third-party plaintiff Reagent than on the carriers.

They claim that their only connection with New Jersey is their bailment of cars to local railroads. Kansas City and Santa Fe have long participated in sending their cars into or through New Jersey under the protection of our laws. See International Shoe v. The test, as was said in Starr v. Finally, a mere showing of inconvenience on the part of a defendant is not enough; it must also be established that dismissal or transfer of the action will cause no serious inconvenience to the plaintiff.

The chosen forum must be manifestly inappropriate. Receive free daily summaries of new opinions from the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Decided January 29, Historically, the early cases were decided at a time when railroads were of paramount importance and influence in interstate transportation and communication.

However, we are confronted with service, not manufacturing, industries, and their business operations necessarily are of a less tangible variety. Despite the tangled skein of case law, it seems apparent that the holding of International Shoe was intended to supplant the earlier mechanical rules with a general test of reasonableness.

Invocation of the doctrine, however, must not be governed by a simple balancing of conveniences. The railroad industry necessarily does business in a multitude of states, all of which are intimately interconnected by the nature of the operations. Shankland, IowaN.

But the court there went on to say:. They actively solicit this business by sending representatives from their New York City offices. It must further be noted that solicitation by the agents of the carriers has been continuous and active, aimed at drumming up business from the substantial industrial concerns of this State. Whether the doctrine will be invoked depends on the relevant facts and circumstances of each case.

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Finally, a mere showing of inconvenience on the part of a defendant is not enough; it must also be established that dismissal or transfer of the action will cause no serious inconvenience to the plaintiff. The railroads rely on the holding in B. Accordingly, while the doctrine leaves much to the discretion of the court to which a plaintiff resorts, it is only the rare case where the combination and weight of the applicable factors are sufficient to justify its application. United States Steel Corp. Like the argument addressed to due process and the Commerce Clause, we find the claim based on forum non conveniens without merit. As was said in Starr v. II Kansas City and Santa Fe further argue that the exercise of amerdoat in this case casts an unreasonable burden on interstate commerce and therefore cannot stand.

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They thereby derive direct economic benefit from operations within New Jersey; the rented vehicles form an integral part of the railway system of this State. Berry, above, 25 N. As the court observed in Corporate Development Specialists, Inc. Once a court of competent jurisdiction entertains the action, only a strong showing of very great hardship upon defendant will defeat further proceedings in the forum.

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Dougor United States Steel Corp. The test, as was said in Starr v. Kansas City and Santa Fe further argue that the exercise of jurisdiction in this case casts an unreasonable burden on interstate commerce and therefore cannot stand. However, we are confronted with service, not manufacturing, industries, and their business operations necessarily are of a less tangible variety. Finally, a mere showing of inconvenience on the part of a defendant is not enough; it must also be established that dismissal or transfer of the action will cause no serious inconvenience to the plaintiff. AMERCOAT Aircraft products Miscellaneous The railroad industry necessarily does business in a multitude of states, all of which are intimately interconnected by the nature of the operations.

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