Conflict of laws

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that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; - often used as synonymous with Private international law.

See also: Conflict

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(37) If the consumer's home state provides a statute addressing conflict of law issues, then the court must follow those statutory provisions, (38) but if no governing statue exists, then the court must determine the lex causae based on the location of certain contacts (39) The court then assesses the relative importance of each contact with respect to COL policy considerations.
Unless specified, designations are assumed to refer to substantive law and not to conflict of law rules.
If no law can be chosen by the couple, the text would introduce conflict of law' rules.
It includes: Butterworths intellectual property treatises and analytical materials, such as "Hughes on Copyright and Industrial Design," "Hughes on Trademarks" and "Halsbury's Laws of Canada; Butterworths benchmark reference treaties, including "The Law of Evidence" and "Canadian Conflict of Law"; summaries for court and tribunal decisions, including "Canada Copyright Digest," "Canada Trade Marks Digest" and "Canada Patent Digest"; annotated statutes; forms and precedents; and, two LexisNexis newsletters, including "LexisNexis Copyright and Trade Mark NetLetter" and "LexisNexis Patent NetLetter."
Historic rules of jurisdiction provided that courts could hear suits only over persons and businesses that were present on their own territory, while rules governing "choice of law" or "conflict of law" provided, roughly, that they could try defendants only under the law of the place where those defendants had acted.
This idea defines the purpose of conflict of law rules as enforcing rights that have vested under the only law capable of controlling the legal consequences of conduct in a given set of circumstances.
HM King issues new law regarding conflict of law regulating civil, commercial issues having foreign element.
The rule, which obtains in respect of property and civil contracts--namely, that an act, unless intended to take effect elsewhere, shall as regards its effect and incidents, if a conflict of law arises between the lex loci and the lex fori, be governed by the former--appears to us to be applicable to the case of an act occasioning personal injury.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROPRIETARY RESTITUTION IN THE DOMESTIC LAW AND THE CONFLICT OF LAWS A.

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