A woman fell and broke her ankle at a golf course out of state. She was planning to sue in her home state. The injury was significant but there were issues of where the lawsuit could be filed and whether there would be problems establishing the ability to sue the golf course in the injured woman’s home state.
The parties had a construction dispute where there were claims that the contractor had not performed the work fully and completely. It was less expensive for the contractor to go back in and complete the claimed work.
The injured party had had a significant injury. The defendant a product manufacturer was concerned about the possibility of a large verdict and the impact on the product which the manufacturer believed to be safe.