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Hartford Fire Insurance Co and ors v California and ors, Decision not subject to appeal, 509 US 764 (1993), ILDC 1448 (US 1993), 28th June 1993, Supreme Court [U.S.]



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Whether the principle of international comity barred the exercise of United States federal adjudicative jurisdiction over foreign companies when their actions in foreign countries were illegal under United States law but permissible under the country’s law.

Keywords: Comity; General principles of international law; Immunity from jurisdiction; Jurisdiction of states, conflicts; Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial; Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle

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Subjects: International Economic Law ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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