local law


local law
A local law is one which relates or operates over a particular locality instead of over the whole territory of the state. Ulrich v. Beatty, 139 Ind.App. 174, 216 N.E.2d 737, 746.
One which relates to particular persons or things or to particular persons or things of a class or which operates on or over a portion of a class instead of all of the class. In re Annexation of Reno Quartermaster Depot Military Reservation to Independent School Dist. No. 34, Canadian County, Okl., 180 Okl. 274, 69 P.2d 659, 662.
The law of a particular jurisdiction as contrasted with the law of a foreign state. Term is used in conflicts to describe the power of the forum to determine questions of procedure while acknowledging the law of the situs to govern substantive questions. As used in the Restatement of this subject, the "local law" of a state is the body of standards, principles and rules, exclusive of its rules of conflict of laws, which the courts of that state apply in the decision of controversies brought before them. Restatement, Second, Conflicts, No. 4(1)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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