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Conflict of Laws
SMU Annual Texas Survey
  • James P. George, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Susan T. Phillips, Texas A&M University School of Law
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States' and nations' laws collide when foreign factors appear in a lawsuit. Nonresident litigants, incidents outside the forum, and judgments from other jurisdictions can create problems with personal jurisdiction, choice of law, and the recognition of foreign judgments. This Article reviews Texas conflict cases from Texas state and federal courts during the Survey-period from November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2013. 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.

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
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James P. George and Susan T. Phillips. "Conflict of Laws" SMU Annual Texas Survey Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 101 - 130
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