conflict of law(s) - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
- 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.
- The area of law that deals with the problems arising from such a conflict. See also choice of law, comity, federalism, forum nonconveniens, full faith and credit, lex loci contractus, lex loci delicti, and uniform laws.
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