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Conflicts of Law

Reading List

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF LAW

Second Semester 2008-2009

Atty. Jose A. Bernas


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SOURCES OF CONFLICT S OF LAWS:

Family Code: Articles 10, 21, 26, 35, 36, 37, 38, 80, 96, 184, and
187

Civil Code: Articles 14, 15, 16, 17, 815, 816, 818, 819, 829, 1039,
1319, and 1753

Penal Code: Article 2

Corporation Code: Section 133 – Doing Business Without License

Constitution: Art. IV and Art. V, Section 1

Rules of Court: Rule 14 and 39, Section 48, Rule 131, Section 3 (n), 132,
Section 25

A. CASES INVOLVING CHOICE OF FORUM

1. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. vs. Shute


499 U.S. 585 (1991)
Decided: April 17, 1991

2. The Bremen vs. Zapata Off-Shore Co.


407 U.S. (1972)

3. Burger King Corp. vs. Rudzewicz


471, U.S. 462 (1985)
Decided: May 20, 1985

4. Sweet Lines, Inc. vs. Teves, et al.


G.R. No. L-37750
Decided: 19 May 1978

5. HSBC vs. Jack Robert Sherman, et al.


(G.R. No. 72494, 11 August 1989

6. White vs. Tennant, 31W. Va. 798


8 SE 596 (W. Va. 1888).
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7. Yamada vs. Yasuda
2-98-1073, Appellate Court of Illinois.

8. Re Union Carbide, 634 F. Supp. 842, SDNY, 1986.

B. CASES INVOLVING JURISDICTION OVER THE PERSON

1. National Rental vs. Szukhent et al.,


375 U.S. 311 (1964)
Decided: January 6, 1964

2. International Shoe Co. vs. Washington


326 U.S. 310 (1945)
Decided: Dec. 3, 1945

3. Perkins vs. Benguet Consolidated Mining Co


342 U.S. 437, 72 S. Ct. 413 96
1952

4. McGee vs. International Life Ins. Co.


355 U.S. 220 (1957)
Decided: December 16, 1957

5. Philsec Investment et al vs. Court of Appeals


G.R. No. 103493
June 19, 1997

6. World-wide Volkswagen Corp. vs. Woodson


444 U.S. 286 (1980)

7. Calder vs. Jones


465 U.S. 783 (1984)
Decided: March 20, 1984

8. Keeton vs. Hustler Magazine, Inc. et al


465 U.S. 770
Decided March 20, 1984

9. Asahi Metal Industry Co vs. Superior Court


480, U.S 102
Decided: February 24, 1987

10. Bensuan Restaurant Corporation vs. Richard B. King


Docket No. 96-9344
Decided: September 10, 1997

11. Compuserve Inc. vs. Richard Patterson


No. 95-3452
Decided: July 22, 1996

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12. Rush vs. Sauchuk
444 US 320 (1980)

C. FORUM NON-CONVENIENS

1. Piper Aircraft Co. vs. Reyno


454 U.S. 235 (1981)
Decided: December 8, 1981

2. Gulf Oil vs. Gilbert


330 US 501 (1947)

3. Lueck vs. Sundstrand


No. 99-15961, D.C. No. CV-97-2223, RGS
Decided: January 8, 2001

4. Monegro vs. Rosa, US 9th Circuit


9816846
Decided: May 3, 2000

5. Erie Railroad Co. vs. Tompkins


304 U.S. 64, 58 S. Ct. 817, 82 L.Ed. 1188 (1938)

6. Manila Hotel Corp and Manila Hotel Int’l Ltd. vs. NLRC
G.R. No. 120077, 13 October 2000

7. K.K. Shell Sekiyu Osaka Hatsubaisho and Fu Hing Oil Co., Ltd. v.
Court of Appeals, G.R. Nos. 90306-07, 30 July 1990

8. Communications Materials and Design vs. Court of Appeals


G.R. No. 102223, 22 August 1996

9. Islamic Republic of Iran v. Pahlavi, 62 NY 2d. 474 (1984)

10. MacShannon v. Rockware Glass Ltd [1987] A.C. 795 at 819

11. Sumitomo Bank Ltd v. Kartika Ratna Thahir & Ors and another
matter, High Court, Originating Summons No. 308 of 1976,
Singapore

12 Kartika Ratna Thahir v. PT Pertambangan Minyak dan Gas Bumi


Negara, Court of Appeal, Civil Appeal No. 204 of 1992, 25 August
1994, Singapore

12. The “Rainbow Joy”, 2005 SGCA 36, Court of Appeal – Civil Appeal
No 116 of 2004, Singapore

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D. CASES INVOLVING JURISDICTION OVER THE RES

1. Gulf Oil Corporation vs. Gilbert


330, U.S. 501 (1947)
Decided: March 10, 1947

2. Travelers Health Assn. vs. Virginia


339 U.S. 643
Decided: June 5, 1950

3. World-Wide Volkswagen Corp vs. Woodson


444 U.S. 286
Decided: January 21, 1980

4. Schmidt vs. Driscol, 249 Minn 376


82, NW 2d 365 (1957)

E. ACT OF STATE DOCTRINE/JURISDICTION


OVER THE SUBJECT MATTER

1. French vs. Banco National de Cuba


295 NY 2d, 422-423 (1968)
(Saba Hino)

2. Hassan El-Fadl vs. Central Bank of Jordan, et. al.


Decided: February 6, 1996, No. 94-7212

3. Republic of the Philippines, et al v Pimentel et al


Supreme Court of the United States
No. 06-1204

4. Islamic Republic of Iran v. Pahlavi, 62 NY 2d. 474 (1984)

5. Credit Suisse v. U.S.D.C., 130 F.3d at 1342 (9th Cir. 1997)

6. Kirkpatrick Inc. v. Environmental Tectonics Corp., Int’l., 493 U.S.


400, 107 L.Ed. 2d 816 (1990)

7. In Re: Philippine National Bank v. United States District Court for


the District of Hawaii, No. 04-71843, D.C. No. MDL-00840-MLR

8. Pennhurst State School and Hosp. v. Halderman, 465, U.S. 89


(1984)

9. Lord Day & Lord v. Socialist Republic of Vietnam 134 F. Supp.2d


549 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)

10. Saratoga Country Chamber of Commerce, In. v. Pataki 798 N.E. 2d


1047
(N.Y. 2003)

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11. Helen Liu v The Republic of China, No. 87-2976, United States
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 892 F.2d 1419 (1989)

F. CASES INVOLVING CHOICE OF LAW PROBLEMS

1. Tayag Renato vs. Benguet Consolidated, Inc.


G.R. No. 23145, November 29, 1968

2. United Airlines Inc. vs. Court of Appeals


G.R. No. 124110, 20 April 2001

3. Cadalin vs. POEA Administrator


238 SCRA 721, 774-775 (1994)

4. Pakistan International Airlines vs. Ople


190 SCRA 1990, G.R. No. 61594, September 28, 1990

5. Huntinghon vs. Attrill


146 U.S. 657 (1892)

6. Testate Estate of Amos G. Bellis et al. vs. Edward Belli


L-23678, June 6, 1967

7. Sps. Zalamea vs. Court of Appeals and Transworld Airlines, Inc.


G.R. No. 104235, 18 November 1993

8. Garcia vs. Recio


G.R. No. 138322, 02 October 2001

9. Asiavest Merchant Bankers vs. Court of


G.R. No. 110263, 20 July 2001

10. Intercontinental Hotels vs. Golden


254 NYS 2d 527, NY 1964

G. CASES ON ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS

1. Loucks vs. Standard Oil Company of New York


224 NY 99, 111
Decided: July 12, 1918

2. Godard vs. Gray


L.R. 6 Q.B. 139 (1870)

3. Hilton vs. Guyot


159 U.S. 113, 16 S.Ct. 139, 40 L. Ed. 95 (1895)

4. Philippine Aluminum Wheels Inc. vs. FASGI Enterprises


G.R. No. 137378, 12 October 2000

5. PHILSEC vs. CA
G.R. 103493, June 19, 1997

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6. Klaxon Co. vs. Stentor Electric Manufacturing Co.
313 U.S. 487, 61 S. Ct. 1020, 85 L.Ed. 1477 (1941).

7. Borthwick vs. Castro Bartolome


152 SCRA 229, 1987

8. Koster vs. Automark Industries, Inc.


640 F.2d 77, 81 n. 3 (7th Cir. 1981)

9. Querubin vs. Querubin


G.R. No. L-3693, 29 July 1950

10. Philippine International Shipping vs. CA


172 SCRA 810

11. Scherk vs. Alberto-Culver Co.


417 U.S. 506, 94 S. Ct. 2449
41 L. Ed.2d 270 (1974)

12. Asiavest Merchant Bankers vs. Court of Appeals


G.R. No. 110263, 20 July 2001

13. Northwest Orient Airlines, Inc. vs. Court of Appeals


241 SCRA 192, 1995

14. Priscilla C. Mijares et al., v. Hon. Santiago Javier Ranada et al.,


G.R. No. 139325, April 12, 2005

15. Bachchan v. India Abroad Publications Inc., 585 N.Y.S. 2d 661


(N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1992)

16. Bridgeway Corp. V. Citibank, 201 F. 3d 134 (2d Cir. 2000)

17. Siedler v. Jacobson, 383 N.Y. S.2d 833 (NY Sup.Ct.App.1976)

H. CASES INVOLVING THE INTERNET

1. Panavision International vs. Dennis Toeppen


9th Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 97-55467
17 April 1998 (Jurisdiction)

2. Transcraft Corp. vs. Doonan Trailer, Corp.


45 USPQ2d 1097 (N.D. III. 1997)

3. Scherr vs. Abrahams, No. 97C-5453


1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8531

4. Maritz, Inc., 947 F. Supp 1328

5. CompuServe vs. Patterson, 89 F. 3d 1257


No. 95-3452
Decided: July 22, 1996
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6. Yahoo!, Inc. vs. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L’Antisemitisme
United States District Court for the Northern District of California,
San Jose Division
Case No. C-00-21275 JF [Docket No. 170] (November 7, 2001)

8. Inset Systems, Inc. vs. Instruction Set, Inc.


No. CV-3:95 CV-01314 (AVC)
United States District Court, D. Connecticut
Decided: April 17, 1966

9. Bensuan Restaurant Corporation vs. Richard B. King


Docket No. 96-9344
Decided: September 10, 1997

10. America Online, Inc., v. Superior Court (Mendoza)


(2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 1, 108 Ca.Rptr.2d 699

THESIS:

1. Establishing Judicially Manageable Standards In Order to


Determine When Public Policy is a Bar to the Enforcement of a
Foreign Judgment.

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