105 F.3d 664 (9th Cir. 1996), 95-56129, Angelotti v. RW Professional Leasing Services Corp.

Docket Nº:95-56129.
Citation:105 F.3d 664
Party Name:Janine ANGELOTTI; David S. Banks; David M. Bernath; Robert D. Berrios; David Browning; Sherry L. Bruno; Jean Campbell; Mark E. Carr; Mark E. Carr, D.D.S., Inc., a professional corporation; Peter Chen; Ruedy M. Contreras; Dorothy F. Devinney; Samuel E. Dey, Jr.; Donald B. Dworken; Robin L. Futoran; Bruce George; Kenneth S. Graham; David Green, Ph.D.
Case Date:December 19, 1996
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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105 F.3d 664 (9th Cir. 1996)

Janine ANGELOTTI; David S. Banks; David M. Bernath; Robert D. Berrios; David Browning; Sherry L. Bruno; Jean Campbell; Mark E. Carr; Mark E. Carr, D.D.S., Inc., a professional corporation; Peter Chen; Ruedy M. Contreras; Dorothy F. Devinney; Samuel E. Dey, Jr.; Donald B. Dworken; Robin L. Futoran; Bruce George; Kenneth S. Graham; David Green, Ph.D. and Louise Green Ph.D., a professional corporation; David Green; Louise Green; Kent Hagan; Gregory D. Harvey; Ivan Ho; Elana R. Kaplove; Murray Kornblit; Sheldon Kronfeld; Joseph M. Leedy; John R. Lyans; Walter A. Markham; Patrick V. McClure; Scott D. Miller; Robert E. Peters; Brian J. Rice; Robert Robinson; James R. Schaefer, M.D.; James R. Schaefer, M.D., a professional corporation; James J. Sievers; Jay T. Silverman; Josephine E. Smith; Diane D. Street; Donald L. Strobl; Lynne Sullivan; Sycamore Chiropractic Center, Inc., a professional corporation; Ronald E. Tveitmoe; Virginia C. Veloso; Jeffrey P. Wasserstrom; and Leopold Weinstein, Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

RW PROFESSIONAL LEASING SERVICES CORPORATION, dba Professional Leasing Services, a New York corporation, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 95-56129.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

December 19, 1996

Submitted December 13, 1996. [*]

Editorial Note:

This opinion appears in the Federal reporter in a table titled "Table of Decisions Without Reported Opinions". (See FI CTA9 Rule 36-3 regarding use of unpublished opinions)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, D.C. No. CV-95-00271-MLH; Marilyn L. Huff, District Judge, Presiding.

S.D.Cal.

AFFIRMED.

Before PREGERSON, D.W. NELSON and O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM [**]

Plaintiffs-appellants Janine Angelotti, et al., appeal from the district court's dismissal of their complaint for improper venue under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(3). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.

I

The district court dismissed appellants' complaint because each of their leasing contracts with defendant-appellee, RW Professional Leasing Services Corporation ("RW"), contained a forum-selection clause setting venue in New York. The district court declined to set aside the clauses for either fraud or inconvenience. We review the district court's decision to enforce the forum-selection clauses for abuse of discretion. Argueta v. Banco Mexicano, S.A., 87 F.3d 320, 323 (9th Cir.1996).

II

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