Choice of law clause
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A choice of law clause or proper law clause is a term of a
As business transactions and contractual obligations may cross jurisdictional borders within a nation, as well as international borders, both physically and electronically,
In some situations a court may find that there are public policy reasons to disregard a choice of law clause, and instead interpret a contract under the laws of the jurisdiction in which a lawsuit is filed. For example, a jurisdiction may find as a matter of public policy, it will apply its own consumer protection laws to a dispute between a consumer and a business even if the contract calls for the application of the laws of a different jurisdiction.