Q: I live in New York but want to sue a contractor in Puerto Rico - where do I file?
A: The venue rules in New York permit a person to file a complaint in the county in which s/he resides. Keep in mind, however, the law of Puerto Rico will probably apply. Note: if there is an agreement that contains a choice of law and a venue clause, then the contract would most likely govern (assuming the contract provides that its provision is without regard to a conflict of laws analysis).
A: You will have to file your complaint in the Court where the contractor lives (for that you will need his address), if you don't know you can file in any Court.
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