Application of foreign law; court decisions and contracts will be void as violation of policy. (HB631)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of foreign law in Virginia courts.  Provides that court decisions and contracts and other agreements will be void as violative of the public policy of the Commonwealth where such decisions or contracts are based on foreign law, i.e., law applied in a jurisdiction outside of the United States, where the application of such foreign law would violate a person's rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102364D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/10/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice