Ryan M. Vassar, “Litigation Parallelisms: A Comment on Parallel Proceedings and Anti-Suit Injunctions Spanning the Parallels and Meridians”

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Ryan M. Vassar, Student-at-law (South Texas College of Law) has posted “Litigation Parallelisms: A Comment on Parallel Proceedings and Anti-Suit Injunctions Spanning the Parallels and Meridians”. Here’s the abstract:

The globalization of trade and commerce carries with it the difficult task of resolving disputes involving parties transacting business across state and national borders. When transactions occur over jurisdictional boundaries and a dispute arises between the parties, which yields litigation in multiple locations, what factors should a court consider in determining whether it is proper to grant a request to enjoin one of the parties from proceeding with litigation in the foreign forum?

This comment discusses the current trends in the law regarding parallel proceedings and anti-suit injunctions between intra-national and international jurisdictional lines. Specifically, this comment discusses (1) cases within the Sixth and Ninth Circuit courts where parallel proceedings and anti-suit injunctions were at issue, (2) whether these courts have elected to follow the majority or minority of jurisdictions in the application of the standards required to grant an anti-suit injunction, and (3) how those courts applied these standards.

You may download a copy of the article from SSRN here.

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