Van Dusen v. Barrack

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Van Dusen v. Barrack
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Argued January 8–9, 1964
Decided March 30, 1964
Full case name Van Dusen, U.S. District Judge, et al. v. Barrack, Administratrix, et al.
Citations 376 U.S. 612 (more)
84 S. Ct. 805; 11 L. Ed. 2d 945; 1964 U.S. LEXIS 1537
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Goldberg, joined by Warren, Douglas, Clark, Harlan, Brennan, Stewart, White
Concurrence Black

Van Dusen v. Barrack, 376 U.S. 612 (1964), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that when a case is transferred from a federal court in one state to a federal court in another, the choice of law should be that of the state in which the case was originally filed.[1]


  1. ^ Yeazell, S.C. Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition. Aspen Publishers, New York, NY: 2008, p. 231

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