New York City, NY asked in International Law for New York

Q: If I was in a different country when a legal dispute arose, but I'm now back in the US still dealing with it, will a US

court apply the other country's laws or their own?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There are a number of unknowns and I would not be able to provide a meaningful answer based on the facts here. It could be helpful, or even necessary, to consult with an attorney who would likely have additional questions. Some of these questions might include whether a U.S. court has already exercised subject matter jurisdiction over the dispute, if there is personal jurisdiction over the other party, choice of law provisions in the contract if the dispute is based on contract, where the dispute arose, among other factors.

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