Docket No. 30591.

150 Cal.App.3d 411 (1983)

197 Cal. Rptr. 757

THOMAS L. HALL et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY, Respondent; IMPERIAL PETROLEUM, INC., et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

December 30, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Schumacher & Evans, Wenke, Taylor, Evans & Ikola and Richard A. Derevan for Petitioners.

Larry W. Krieg and William R. Bickford as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.

No appearance for Respondent.

Buchalter, Nemer, Fields, Chrystie & Younger and Frank A. Conner for Real Parties in Interest.


CROSBY, Acting P.J.

In this case of first impression, we consider whether a choice of forum provision in a private California securities agreement is enforceable. Because the choice of law provision in the same agreement violates the Corporations Code and the public policy of this state, we hold enforcement of the choice of forum provision is unreasonable.


Thomas L. Hall and Lloyd C. Howard are California...

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