change of venue
change of venue: a procedure available under title 28 section 1404 of the U.S. Code for the transfer of a case by a court in which the case is brought to another court where the case could have been properly brought and which would be more convenient for the parties and witnesses and better serve the interests of justice compare forum non conveniens

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

change of venue
n. The transfer of a case from a court in one location to a court in another, or from one court to another in the same judicial district, for reasons of fairness or for the convenience of the parties or the witnesses.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


change of venue
Moving a lawsuit or criminal trial to another place for trial. (See venue.)

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  • Venue — Ven ue, n. [F. venue a coming, arrival, fr. venir to come, L. venire; hence, in English, the place whither the jury are summoned to come. See {Come}, and cf. {Venew}, {Veney}.] 1. (Law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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