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27 Minn. L. Rev. 500 (1942-1943)


In diversity-of-citizenship cases Erie v. Tompkins has been extended to the field of conflict of laws by Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. Co. This "prohibition...against...independent is in line with an earlier pronouncement, in Kryger v. Wilson in 1916, that "a mistaken application of doctrines of the conflict of laws...being purely a question of local common law, is a matter with which [the United States Supreme Court] is not concerned," and with the repeated declaration that "the Constitution...does not guarantee that the decisions of state courts shall be free from error."



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