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An essay on predictability in choice-of-law doctrine and implications for a Third Conflicts Restatement
Both Restatements of the Conflict of Laws have been controversial. The First, completed in 1934, enshrined territorial rules, such as the law of the place of the injury (lex loci delicti) governing tort cases. The First ...
Conflict-of-laws considerations in state court human rights actions
As U.S. Supreme Court decisions have curtailed the availability of civil redress for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute, victims of human rights abuses are beginning to consider U.S. state courts as a ...
American conflicts law: Cases and materials
Conflict of laws: Cases and materials
(Foundation Press, 2013)
One step forward and two back: Missed opportunities in refining the United States minimum contacts test and the European Union Brussels I Regulation
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases regarding the scope of the "minimum contacts" test for permissible exercises of personal jurisdiction. In one case, relying on ill-defined notions of sovereignty, a plurality ...
Louisiana's conflicts codification: Some empirical observations regarding decisional predictability
In 1992, Louisiana became the first (and still the only) state to codify its choice-of-law doctrine. The conflicts rules that it created in statutory form are far removed from the pre-conflicts-revolution rules such as the ...
Punitive damages, forum shopping, and the conflict of laws
Few issues have as profound an impact on civil litigation as the availability and dimensions of punitive damages. States, however, vary considerably on whether punitive damages are allowed, the quantum and burden of proof ...
Real risk of forum shopping: A dissent from Shady Grove
This article is written as a hypothetical dissenting opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance Co. In that case, the Court held that a federal court sitting ...