When parties enter into contracts, they want their rights and duties to be as certain and predictable as possible. One way to achieve such predictability is to include a provision in a contract which stipulates that all disputes arising out of that contract will be resolved in a particular court, state, or country. Such a provision is known as a forum selection clause. In High Life Sales Co. v. Brown- Forman Corp., the Missouri Supreme Court followed this trend and made forum selection clauses prima facie enforceable. This Note will discuss how the High Life decision has resolved the confusion which previously existed among Missouri state and federal courts. In addition, this Note examine show parties to contractual agreements will benefit from Missouri's adoption of the majority rule.
Carrie A. Cunningham,
Enforceability of Forum Selection Clauses: Missouri Finally Joins the Majority, The ,
58 Mo. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol58/iss1/11