Court of Special Appeals expands civil procedure principle

Forum clauses apply to "closely related" non-signers, court says

Contractual provisions stating that all related disputes will be resolved in Maryland courts apply not only to those who signed the contract but to individuals “closely related” to the business relationship formed under the accord, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Thursday. With its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals became the latest federal or state ...

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