conflict of laws

conflict of laws
conflict of laws: opposition or conflict between the applicable laws of different states or jurisdictions regarding the rights of the parties in a case; also: a branch of law that deals with the resolution of such conflict and the determination of the law applicable to cases in which the laws of different jurisdictions are asserted

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

conflict of laws
The conflict that results when a controversy occurs in more than one jurisdiction, thus raising the question of which jurisdiction’s law to apply to the matter; the branch of law that considers these questions, also called choice of law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

conflict of laws

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

conflict of laws
A conflict of the laws of two jurisdictions (such as two countries, two different states, or state and federal law) when both are applicable to a legal dispute. Compare: preemption
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

conflict of laws
1 A conflict between the laws of two or more states or countries that would apply to a legal action in which the underlying dispute, transaction, or event affects or has a connection to those jurisdictions.
2 The area of law that deals with the problems arising from such a conflict.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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