Alabama Supreme Court Grants Borat Mandamus
Jan 18, 2008 Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. (January 18, 2008) - The Alabama Supreme Court, in an opinion released on January 18th, granted the defendants' petition for relief from a trial court ruling that a contract could not be enforced due to Alabama's door-closing statute. The Plaintiff had sought to avoid the operation of a forum-selection clause contained in the consent agreement she signed before appearing in the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit of Glorious Kazakhstan. The Court held that the interstate purpose of the transaction prevented the operation of the door-closing statute, and vacated the trial court's order.
For more information on the Borat case, visit LF&W's appellate blog, Alabama Appellate Watch.