Introductory Note to Animal Science Products Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (United States Supreme Court)

59 International Legal Materials 1 (2020)

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-14

5 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2021

See all articles by Christopher A. Whytock

Christopher A. Whytock

University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Date Written: February 22, 2021

Abstract

This brief case note provides an overview and critical assessment of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., 138 S.Ct. 1865 (2018), which held that when determining the meaning of foreign law, “[a] federal court should accord respectful consideration to a foreign government’s submission, but is not bound to accord conclusive effect to the foreign government’s statements.”

Keywords: Foreign Law, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 44.1, Conflict of Laws, Private International Law, Transnational Litigation, International Litigation

Suggested Citation

Whytock, Christopher A., Introductory Note to Animal Science Products Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (United States Supreme Court) (February 22, 2021). 59 International Legal Materials 1 (2020), UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3790958

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