18 U.S.C. § 2334 : US Code - Section 2334: Jurisdiction and venue

      (a) General Venue. - Any civil action under section 2333 of this
    title against any person may be instituted in the district court of
    the United States for any district where any plaintiff resides or
    where any defendant resides or is served, or has an agent. Process
    in such a civil action may be served in any district where the
    defendant resides, is found, or has an agent.
      (b) Special Maritime or Territorial Jurisdiction. - If the
    actions giving rise to the claim occurred within the special
    maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, as
    defined in section 7 of this title, then any civil action under
    section 2333 of this title against any person may be instituted in
    the district court of the United States for any district in which
    any plaintiff resides or the defendant resides, is served, or has
    an agent.
      (c) Service on Witnesses. - A witness in a civil action brought
    under section 2333 of this title may be served in any other
    district where the defendant resides, is found, or has an agent.
      (d) Convenience of the Forum. - The district court shall not
    dismiss any action brought under section 2333 of this title on the
    grounds of the inconvenience or inappropriateness of the forum
    chosen, unless - 
        (1) the action may be maintained in a foreign court that has
      jurisdiction over the subject matter and over all the defendants;
        (2) that foreign court is significantly more convenient and
      appropriate; and
        (3) that foreign court offers a remedy which is substantially
      the same as the one available in the courts of the United States.