978-0-314-23856-6 / 9780314238566

Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions (American Casebook Series)


Publisher:West Group



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Studying choice of law is useful not merely for its own sake, but also for the purpose of understanding other types of conflicts. The organization of this book reflects this conception. Part I focuses on choice of law; it is designed both to teach students the law in this area and to get them thinking about techniques for resolving conflicts among law or policy making entities. Part II then presents additional contexts in which the activities of more than one authority may overlap and be inconsistent. By comparing the basic choice of law model to solutions developed in other areas, students will develop a better understanding of both choice of law and these other areas.

This New Edition contains coverage of the most recent cases, scholarship and other developments, including recent Supreme Court cases like Matsushita v. Epstein, Gasperini, Baker v. General Motors, and others, as well as broader treatment of issues relating to international law; a revised complex litigation section reflecting the authors subsequent experience with the problem; and a new section entitled "Conflicts in Cyberspace" in which the authors discuss problems that arise because of e-commerce and the explosive growth of the internet generally.

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