We did construction work in the next county over for an individual. He didn't pay so we want to sue for payment. Our contract states " all parties agree to submit to jurisdiction and venue in the state and county of the company or their assignee's discretion".
Can I sue in the county in which I reside and if so will it be allowed to stay there if the contract states so?
Unless there is a law that trumps the private parties' choice of jurisdiction and venue, the parties to the contract can make that provision within the agreement. Sounds like that is the situation for you. However, you should always consult with an attorney before suing someone. There may be other relevant factors to consider and it may be you can get to a satisfactory resolution before going through the time and expense of litigation.
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