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Columbia Law School

1990

International Law

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The Use Of Anti-Suit Injunctions In International Litigation, George A. Bermann Jan 1990

The Use Of Anti-Suit Injunctions In International Litigation, George A. Bermann

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Of the various forms of provisional relief in the context of inter-national litigation, none has sparked as much interest and controversy as the international anti-suit injunction. In many ways the international anti-suit injunction, an instrument by which a court of one jurisdiction seeks to restrain the conduct of litigation in another jurisdiction, resembles more conventional forms of international provisional relief such as the foreign attachment or preliminary injunction. Like them, the anti-suit injunction affords courts an important opportunity to affect the course and significance of litigation abroad. However, such intervention strongly implies – and often actually creates – jurisdictional conflict rather than ...