If the parties have agreed in writing that an action on a controversy shall be brought only in another state and it is brought in a court of this state, the court will dismiss or stay the action, as appropriate, unless:
I. The court is required by statute to entertain the action;

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 508-A:3

  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • state: shall mean any foreign nation, and any state, district, commonwealth, territory or insular possession of the United States. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 508-A:1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

II. The plaintiff cannot secure effective relief in the other state, for reasons other than delay in bringing the action;
III. The other state would be a substantially less convenient place for the trial of the action than this state;
IV. The agreement as to the place of the action was obtained by misrepresentation, duress, the abuse of economic power, or other unconscionable means; or
V. It would for some other reason be unfair or unreasonable to enforce the agreement.