AN ACT TO VALIDATE CHOICE OF NORTH CAROLINA LAW AND FORUM PROVISIONS IN BUSINESS CONTRACTS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends proposed GS 1G-4 (Choice of North Carolina Forum in business contracts). Modifies subsection (d) to expand the exceptions to the parties' choice of forum in an action brought in a county permitted by subsection (c) (choice of venue provisions), providing that a court can change the place of trial to another county in the state pursuant to GS 1-83(2) (when witness convenience and justice is promoted), GS 1-83(3) (when the judge has at any time been interested as party or counsel), or GS 1-84 (removal for fair trial is necessary) only (previously, could be moved only pursuant to GS 1-83(2)).
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