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Legal News
6 Jan 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act (JVCA) [text, PDF; materials] took effect Friday after being signed into law by US President Barack Obama [official website] last month. According to the House Judiciary Committee Report [text, PDF], the purpose of the law is to clarify federal jurisdiction statutes … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act significantly clarifies the law of federal court jurisdiction and venue but was passed after removing some beneficial but controversial provisions...Around this time of year, many newspapers publish articles … [read more]


Academic Commentary
30 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the impact of the recently passed Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 on federal and state court litigation in the US...There was no public ceremony, and if you blinked you missed the announcement, but on … [read more]

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