Big Conflicts Little Conflicts

72 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017

Date Written: July 10, 2015


Choice-of-law doctrine today increasingly presents two distinct faces. When it comes to garden-variety tort and contract cases, conflicts doctrine often produces uncontroversial results with surprisingly little drama. In more complicated litigation, however, the picture is starkly different. It is fair to say that choice-of-law issues represent perhaps the most serious obstacle to consolidating complex cases. Further, conflicts issues even in simpler cases have proven deeply problematic when they implicate not just the interests of individuals, but larger questions about the proper allocation of state power.

Suggested Citation

Florey, Katherine, Big Conflicts Little Conflicts (July 10, 2015). Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 47, 683; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN:

Katherine Florey (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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