mere accessibility does not give out-of-state courts jurisdiction,
but if the web site interacts with customers through email or telephone it does…
Obviously, even a small amount of interaction between web sites and in-state residents is going to subject the web site to out-of-state courts
Web sites can easily avoid exercise of jurisdiction by out-of-state courts simply by have a choice of law clause in their Terms of Service agreement, which the user “agrees to” by browsing the web site.
Venue is the physical location of where the trial will take place
In criminal cases, motions to change venue are sometimes granted based on pre-trial publicity
A motion to change venue based on pre-trial publicity could be granted in a civil case also
At the state level a to change venue is a motion to change the location of the trial within the same state, whereas the same motion at the federal level is a motion to change the state where the trial takes place.
Sometimes venue is changed if going to court is very inconvenient for the defendant or witnesses
Motion to change based on forum non conveniens
If the motion is granted, the trial will take place in another state or at the fed. level.