A Foreign Plaintiff Has an Absolute Right to Maintain a Personal Injury Cause of Action in Texas Without Being Subject to Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal: Alfaro v. Dow Chemical Co., 751 S.W.2d 208 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 1988, writ granted)



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Texas Tech Law Review


Addresses the specific case of Alfaro, a foreign plantation worker who sued two major corporations in Houston, Texas for toxic chemical exposure. The article discusses the applicability of the doctrine of forum non conveniens to this particular case and reviews the history of the doctrine and its application in state and federal courts. Finally, this article applies the doctrine to the Alfaro case and discusses Texas’ use of the doctrine.



Forum non conveniens, Doctrine, Civil procedure, Alfaro v. Dow Chemical Co., Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno, Gulf Oil Corp. v. Gilbert


20 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 995