ISBN-10:
0314160124
ISBN-13:
9780314160126
Pub. Date:
11/15/2005
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Conflict of Laws / Edition 5

Conflict of Laws / Edition 5

by Peter Hay

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ISBN-13: 9780314160126
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Series: Black Letter Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 403
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Capsule Summary 1(16)
Perspective 17(6)
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Overview and General Background
23(6)
The Conflicts Case
24(1)
Introduction
24(1)
The Elements; Definitions
24(1)
Interstate Versus International Conflicts Cases
25(1)
Sources
25(1)
Introduction to Choice of Law
26(2)
Introduction
26(1)
A Look at History
26(1)
Modern Approaches
27(1)
Review Questions
28(1)
Domicile
29(14)
The Significance of the Domicile Concept in the Conflict of Laws
31(1)
The Need for "Connecting Factors"
31(1)
Domicile as a Pervasive Concept
31(1)
Domicile Defined
31(7)
In General
31(2)
Types of Domicile
33(1)
Acquisition of Domicile of Choice
34(3)
Domicile by Operation of Law
37(1)
Special Situations
37(1)
Analogies in the Case of Corporate Entities
38(1)
Review Questions
39(4)
PART TWO: LITIGATIONAL MATTERS
Jurisdiction to Adjudicate
43(40)
Overview
46(3)
Introduction: Importance of Jurisdictional Inquiry
46(2)
Categories of Jurisdiction
48(1)
General in Personam Jurisdiction: Unrelated Contacts
49(4)
Introduction
49(1)
Natural Persons
50(2)
Corporations: Continuous and Systematic Business
52(1)
Specific Jurisdiction: Related Contacts
53(18)
Introduction
53(1)
Voluntary Submission
54(2)
By Service Within the Forum State
56(1)
By Service Outside the Forum: The Requirements of "Minimum Contacts" and "Foreseeability" of Litigation
56(15)
Limitations on the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction
71(4)
Forum Selection Clauses
71(2)
The Inappropriate Forum
73(1)
Defenses
74(1)
Continuing Jurisdiction
75(1)
Note: Contacts for Personal Jurisdiction and for Choice of Law
75(1)
Common Features
75(1)
Differences
75(1)
Jurisdiction Over Things
76(4)
In Rem Jurisdiction
76(2)
Jurisdiction Quasi in Rem
78(2)
Review Questions
80(3)
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Decrees
83(30)
Basic Concepts and Overview
85(3)
The Policy of Preclusion
85(1)
Preclusion and the Enforcement of Interstate Judgments
86(1)
Preclusion and the Enforcement of International Judgments
87(1)
Methods of Enforcement
87(1)
Interstate Recognition of Judgments
88(17)
Foreign Proceedings Entitled to Recognition
88(2)
Enforcing Interstate Judgments
90(2)
Defenses to the Enforcement of Sister-State Judgments
92(13)
Recognition of Foreign Country Judgments
105(2)
Recognition and Enforcement
105(1)
Defenses to Foreign-Country Judgments
106(1)
Arbitral Awards
107(1)
Review Questions
108(5)
PART THREE: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
The Creation of Status and Its Consequences
113(12)
Introduction
115(1)
Marriage
115(6)
Recognition
115(2)
Interspousal Property Rights
117(4)
Legitimation
121(1)
Adoption
122(1)
Jurisdiction
122(1)
Incidents
122(1)
Review Questions
123(2)
Dissolution of Marriage and Its Consequences (Support, Custody)
125(20)
Introduction and Summary: Issues and Problems Addressed in This Part; Definitions
127(1)
Dissolution of Marriage
127(1)
Support and Custody
127(1)
Interstate Divorces: Ex Parte
128(3)
The Williams Cases
128(1)
The Definition of Domicile for Divorce Jurisdiction
129(1)
Parties to Collateral Attack
130(1)
Is Domicile Really Needed?
130(1)
Divisible Divorce
131(1)
Interstate Divorces: Bilateral
131(2)
The Sherrer Doctrine
131(1)
Effect of Collateral Determinations of Invalidity
132(1)
Incidents of Divorce: Support and Custody
133(3)
Support
133(1)
Custody
134(2)
Annulment and Separate Maintenance
136(2)
International Situations
138(2)
Dissolution of Marriage
138(1)
Support
139(1)
Child Custody
139(1)
Legitimation and Adoption
140(1)
Review Questions
140(5)
PART FOUR: CHOICE OF LAW: BASIC CONSIDERATIONS
Pervasive Problems
145(14)
Introduction
146(1)
Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
146(1)
Sources for the Choice-of-Law Decision
146(1)
Pervasive Problems
147(1)
Characterization: Subject Matter
147(1)
Characterization: Substance or Procedure
148(3)
In General
148(1)
What Law Determines How an Issue Should Be Characterized?
148(1)
Statute of Frauds
149(1)
Statute of Limitations
149(2)
Renvoi
151(3)
In General: Statutory and Restatement Directives
151(1)
Conflicting Choice-of-Law Rules: The Renvoi Problem
152(2)
Public Policy
154(1)
Proof of Foreign Law
155(1)
Review Questions
156(3)
Approaches to Choice of Law: Theory
159(28)
Introduction
161(1)
The Traditional Approach
161(3)
The Territorial Focus: Vested Rights
161(1)
Application
162(1)
Illustration
163(1)
Interest Analysis
164(5)
Introduction
164(1)
"False" Versus "True" Conflicts
164(4)
"Comparative Impairment"
168(1)
Restatement Second: Most Significant Relationship
169(5)
Overview
169(1)
Determining the State of the Most Significant Relationship: Applying the Restatement Second
169(1)
Application
170(2)
Restatement Second and Pervasive Problems
172(1)
Narrow Rules: New York's Tort Approach
173(1)
Choice-Influencing Considerations, Particularly the "Better Rule of Law"
174(2)
Overview
174(1)
The "Better Rule of Law"
175(1)
Other Approaches
176(4)
Functional Analysis
176(1)
"Lex Fori"
177(1)
"Principles of Preference"
178(2)
"New Territorialism"
180(1)
Conclusion: The Choice-of-Law Continuum
180(2)
Review Questions
182(5)
PART FIVE: PARTICULAR CHOICE-OF-LAW PROBLEMS
Choice of Law by Subject Matter
187(30)
Introduction
190(1)
Torts
190(5)
Introduction: Overview, Answering Exam Questions
190(1)
The Traditional Approach
191(1)
Modern Approaches
192(1)
Particular Problems and Issues
192(3)
Contract
195(9)
Introduction
195(1)
The Traditional Approach
195(3)
Modern Approaches
198(4)
Particular Contracts and Contract Issues
202(2)
Property
204(2)
Introduction
204(1)
Interests in Land (Immovables)
204(1)
Tangible Movable Property
205(1)
Intangibles
206(1)
Succession
206(4)
Introduction
206(1)
Intestate Succession
206(1)
Testate Succession
207(3)
Trusts
210(1)
Validity
210(1)
Other Issues
210(1)
Probate and Administration of Estates
211(1)
Probate
211(1)
Administration
211(1)
Creditor's Rights
212(1)
Distribution
212(1)
Corporations
212(2)
Existence and Internal Affairs
212(1)
Other Issues
213(1)
Regulation by the Forum
213(1)
Review Questions
214(3)
Constitutional Limitations on State Choice of Law
217(18)
Introduction
219(1)
Overview
219(1)
Function of Due Process and Full Faith and Credit in Choice of Law
219(1)
Due Process and Full Faith and Credit: The Early Cases
220(3)
Due Process
220(2)
Full Faith and Credit
222(1)
Conclusion
223(1)
Hague, Shutts, and Wortman
223(4)
The Test
223(1)
Hague
224(1)
Shutts
225(1)
Wortman
226(1)
Court Closing
227(2)
Other Constitutional Provisions
229(1)
Privileges and Immunities; Equal Protection
229(1)
Commerce Clause: Bendix
229(1)
Conclusions
230(1)
Review Questions
231(4)
State Law in Federal Court
235(12)
The Erie-Doctrine
236(3)
The Rationale for Erie R.R. v. Tompkins
236(1)
When Does Erie Apply? Substance vs. Procedure
237(1)
"Countervailing Considerations:" Byrd
238(1)
Erie and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
239(3)
Hanna
239(1)
Walker
240(1)
Summary
240(1)
Forum Non Conveniens
241(1)
The Federal Rules in International Cases
241(1)
Erie and Choice of Law
242(3)
Klaxon and Challoner
242(1)
Special Erie Problems
243(2)
Determining State Decisional Law
245(1)
Review Questions
245(2)
Federal Common Law as the Rule of Decision
247(1)
Introduction: Sources of Federal Law
248(1)
Federal Common Law
248(1)
Introduction: Definition; Source of Federal Common Law
248(1)
Federal Common Law: The Prerequisite of a Federal Interest
249(4)
Intermediate Summary: When Is Federal Common Law Appropriate?
253(1)
When Does Federal Legislation Displace Federal Common Law?
253(1)
Review Questions
254(1)
APPENDICES
A. Answers to Review Questions
255(14)
B. Glossary
269(12)
C. Text Correlation Tables
281(18)
D. Sample Examination Questions
299(16)
E. Table of Cases
315

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