The Allocation of Jurisdiction in the American Federal System and Treatment of Interjurisdictional Conflicts

22 Pages Posted: 15 May 2006  

Lonny Hoffman

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

This paper on the allocation of jurisdiction in the American federal judicial system and treatment of interjurisdictional conflicts has been prepared for the conference, Developing American Law and Its Impact on China, organized by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association for Chinese national judges, lawyers and law students to be held at Renmin University, Beijing, China (June 7-9, 2006). It is meant to serve as a summary introduction to these subjects for those who may otherwise be unfamiliar with them.

Keywords: federal court, state court, allocation of jurisdiction, subject matter, personal jurisdiction, venue, forum non conveniens, interjurisdictional conflicts, diversity jurisdiction, Pennoyer v Neff, minimum contacts, venue, Bridgestone-Firestone Exception, Rooker-Feldman doctrine, parallel litigation

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Lonny, The Allocation of Jurisdiction in the American Federal System and Treatment of Interjurisdictional Conflicts (May 2006). U of Houston Law Center No. 2006-A-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=901473 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.901473

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