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Civil Procedure 2021

Bates v. C & S Adjusters, Inc.

In the following case, the Second Circuit interpreted the meaning of the general venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1391. In addition to this provision, Congress also enacted a number of specialized venue statutes for claims involving specific subject-matter areas. For example, 28 U.S.C. § 1400, which you just read, governs lawsuits for copyright infringement.