Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2007

Journal Title

SMU Law Review

Abstract

State and national laws collide when foreign factors appear in a lawsuit. Nonresident litigants, incidents outside the forum, parallel lawsuits, and judgments from other jurisdictions can create problems with personal jurisdiction, choice of law, and the recognition of foreign judgments. This article reviews Texas conflicts cases from state and federal courts during the Survey period from October 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. The article excludes cases involving federal-state conflicts, intrastate issues, such as subject-matter jurisdiction and venue, and conflicts in time, such as the applicability of prior or subsequent law within a state. State and federal cases are discussed together because conflict of laws is mostly a state-law topic, except for a few constitutional limits, resulting in the same rules applying to most issues in state and federal courts.

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