An Australian consumer who is injured by a defective product manufactured by an American citizen or company would be well advised to bring his or her action the United States of America rather than the home forum.
This paper considers the forum non conveniens doctrine and the dilemma created by the United States Supreme court in Piper Aircraft Co v Reyno.
Clark, Gay R.
"Product Liability : an Examination of the Effect of the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens on Australian Litigants in the United States of America,"
Bond Law Review:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/blr/vol2/iss1/1