Panera, LLC v. Dobson, No. 19-1683 (8th Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit dismissed as moot Panera's appeal of the district court's order dismissing its civil action against Act III and former employees under the doctrine of forum non conveniens. In light of Panera's acceptance of and submission to the Delaware court's jurisdiction and venue, both parties now agree that no actual controversy remains concerning proper venue. After considering the equities, including the circumstances leading to the filing of the action, and the public interest in public judgments, the court vacated the district court's order and remanded with instructions to dismiss Panera's complaint.