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Choice of Law in Lawsuits Involving the Internal Affairs of a Foreign Corporation

internal affairs

When a party brings an action against a foreign corporation (i.e., a corporation organized in another country or state), there will be a choice of law issue for the court. Any time a lawsuit implicates the substantive laws of more than one jurisdiction, a court must determine which jurisdiction’s law is most appropriate to resolve … Read more

Common Pitfalls When Making a New York FOIL Request for Government Records

New York

Freedom of information laws gives the public the right to request access to government records. The New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) is based on the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The goal of both laws is to allow for more transparency in government by requiring disclosure of requested documentation and records … Read more

Apportioning Liability to a Party Who Is Judgment Proof

Liability

When multiple parties may be responsible for an injury to a plaintiff, a common issue is apportioning liability among the parties. Typically, the evidence is presented to establish each party’s relative percentage of responsibility for causing the injury. However, this can be complicated when one of the responsible parties is judgment proof. A party may … Read more

Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Iceland

A destination wedding is a dream for many couples. However, it also comes with logistical concerns especially if the destination is a foreign country. Every country has its own rules which must be followed precisely to avoid finding yourself unable to get married after spending the time and money to organize the ceremony. As Iceland … Read more