Legally Tidy, Practically Less? The Supreme Court's Decision in the 'Vitamin C Case'
"Legally Tidy, Practically Less? The Supreme Court's Decision in the 'Vitamin C Case'", "Hot Topics" in International Antitrust Law (ABA Section of International Law International Antitrust Law Committee Nov. 2018)
3 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2018
Date Written: October 22, 2018
The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 585 U.S. __, 138 S. Ct. 1865 (2018), settled the standard by which foreign governments can control how their internal laws are determined by U.S. courts. The decision is arguably simply a reading of the plain language of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 44.1. It may be a roadmap to what is needed to support a statement of foreign law. On balance, the decision in Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical is a helpful clarification of an important point of civil procedure that is not a significant departure from precedent.
Keywords: Rule 44.1, determination of foreign law
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K33 K40, K41, K49
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