No. 09-14695.

632 F.3d 1231 (2011)

John RUCKER, Carolyn Williams, Wanda Anderson, Melanie House, Thomas R. Prince, Jr., on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. OASIS LEGAL FINANCE, L.L.C., Defendant-Appellant, Global Financial Credit, L.L.C., et al., Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

February 11, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joshua Kerry Payne , Sara Anne Ford , Ivan B. Cooper , Lana K. Alcorn , Lighfoot Franklin & White, LLC, Birmingham, AL, Brad E. Rago , William M. McErlean , Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Michael C. Quillen , Samuel M. Hill , Law Offices of Sam Hill, LLC, Hoover, AL, Brian D. Turner, Jr. , Hill Turner, LLC, Birmingham, AL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Before BLACK, MARTIN and COX, Circuit Judges.

MARTIN, Circuit Judge:

This case presents the issue of the enforceability of a forum selection clause. The plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a purported class of others similarly situated, filed a declaratory judgment action outside of the contractually chosen forum, and the defendant moved to dismiss based on improper venue. The District Court denied the defendant's motion, concluding that giving effect to the forum selection clause would be unreasonable under...

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