Lex fori

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Lex fori (Latin: the law of the forum) is a choice of law rule. If applicable, it provides that the law of the jurisdiction or venue in which a legal action is brought applies.[1]

When a court decides that it should, by reason of the principles of conflict of law, resolve a given legal dispute by reference to the laws of another jurisdiction, the lex causae, the lex fori still govern procedural matters.[2]

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  1. ^ Green, Michael S. (1995). "Legal Realism, Lex Fori, and the Choice-of-Law Revolution". Yale Law Journal. 104: 967.
  2. ^ Collins, Lawrence (2000). Dicey and Morris on the Conflicts of Laws (13th ed.). London: Sweet & Maxwell. p. 157.