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Borat Case Dismissed on Jurisdictional Grounds

Kathie Martin, an etiquette teacher in Birmingham, who appeared in the Borat movie, brought suit against the filmmakers because she didn’t like how she was portrayed in the film. The media has been buzzing with news of the dismissal, which isn’t as powerful of a victory for our favorite Kazakh reporter as it might seem.

The Alabama Supreme Court dismissed the claim due to the fact that a forum selection clause in the contract between the filmmaker and Martin provided that New York was the only forum in which disputes would be resolved. Martin has apparently filed something in New York. Stay tuned.

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