American Conflicts Law: Cases and Materials

This edition of American Conflicts Law: Cases and Materials continues the organizational pattern of the Seventh Edition, along with the problem approach adopted there.
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The seventh edition of American Conflicts Law: Cases and Materials continues the organizational pattern of the sixth edition, along with the problem approach adopted there. This new edition updates all material, including the ongoing Restatement (Third) of Conflicts of Law and, in Chapter 3, the Supreme Court's overruling of Nevada v. Hall in its latest decision in California Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 

A. THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE CONFLICT OF LAWS

B. THE ELEMENTS OF THE SUBJECT

C. A BRIEF HISTORY



Chapter 2 CHOICE OF LAW: SOME GENERAL PROBLEMS

A. SELECTING A CHOICE-OF-LAW THEORY

B. CLASSIFYING RULES AS SUBSTANTIVE OR PROCEDURAL

C. CHARACTERIZING THE ISSUES

D. PROTECTING THE FORUM'S PUBLIC POLICY

E. USING DÉPEÇAGE

F. COPING WITH RENVOI

G. ASCERTAINING A PERSON'S DOMICILE

H. PROVING FOREIGN LAW

I. DEALING WITH EXTRATERRITORIAL CONDUCT IN CRIMINAL CASES



Chapter 3 CHOICE OF LAW: SOME CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS

A. THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT AND DUE PROCESS CLAUSES

B. OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL CLAUSES



Chapter 4 CHOICE OF LAW: TORTS

A. THE TRADITIONAL RULES METHOD

B. THE NEW YORK EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH

C. SECOND RESTATEMENT: THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
RELATIONSHIP

D. LEFLAR'S CHOICE-INFLUENCING CONSIDERATIONS

E. OTHER APPROACHES

F. SPECIAL PROBLEMS: MASS TORTS



Chapter 5 CHOICE OF LAW: CONTRACTS

A. TRADITIONAL APPROACHES

B. SOME MODERN APPROACHES

C. SOME SPECIAL PROBLEMS



Chapter 6 CHOICE OF LAW: PROPERTY, TRUSTS, AND
ESTATES

A. LAND

B. PERSONALTY

C. TRUSTS

D. WILLS AND INHERITANCE

E. DECEDENTS' ESTATES



Chapter 7 FAMILY LAW

A. MARRIAGE AND ITS TERMINATION

B. SUPPORT: DECREES/ORDERS

C. CUSTODY

D. MARITAL PROPERTY



Chapter 8 VERTICAL CHOICE OF LAW

A. THE SWIFT DOCTRINE

B. THE ERIE DOCTRINE

C. HORIZONTAL CHOICE OF LAW UNDER ERIE

D. ASCERTAINING STATE LAW

E. FEDERAL COMMON LAW AFTER ERIE



Chapter 9 JUDGMENTS

A. REVIEW OF BASIC PRECLUSION RULES

B. ENFORCEMENT OF STATE JUDGMENTS

C. ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL JUDGMENTS

D. ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN NATION JUDGMENTS



Chapter 10 PERSONAL JURISDICTION

A. SERVICE OF PROCESS AND NOTICE

B. FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT RESTRICTIONS ON STATE-COURT JURISDICTION

C. GROUNDS FOR DECLINING JURISDICTION

D. INJUNCTIONS AGAINST EXTRASTATE ACTIONS



Table of Cases

Index