Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2020: Thirty-Fourth Annual Survey

69 American Journal of Comparative Law (2021)

84 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2021

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Symeon Symeonides

Willamette University - College of Law

Date Written: January 2, 2021

Abstract

This is the Thirty-Fourth Annual Survey of American Choice-of-Law Cases. It was written at the request of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Conflict of Laws. It is intended as a service to fellow teachers and to students of conflicts law, both inside and outside of the United States. Its purpose remains the same as it has been in the previous 33 years: to inform, rather than to advocate.

This Survey covers cases decided by American state and federal appellate courts during 2020 and posted on Westlaw by December 31, 2020. Of the 1,373 appellate cases that meet these parameters, the Survey focuses on those cases that may contribute something new to the development or understanding of conflicts law—and in particular choice of law.

Keywords: conflict of laws, choice of law, private international law, jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, foreign judgments, choice-of-law clauses, forum selection, products liability, torts, party autonomy, arbitration, consumer, employment, Full Faith and Credit, statutes of limitation, insurance conflicts

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K12, K13, K33, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Symeonides, Symeon, Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2020: Thirty-Fourth Annual Survey (January 2, 2021). 69 American Journal of Comparative Law (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3758978 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3758978

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