3rd Circ. Backs Choice-Of-Law In Trade Contract Spats

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in favor of a choice-of-law analysis in international trade disputes in which one country allows a contract to be proved even if it is not in writing and the other does not, rejecting an argument that the “lowest common denominator” of the two countries' systems should be used instead.

The ruling, handed down Wednesday, centers on the interpretation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods as it relates to...
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