Erie Doctrine

Definition of "Erie Doctrine"
  1. A rule stating that when a federal court hears a case that doesn't involve any federal law, the court must apply the law of the state in which it is based
How to use "Erie Doctrine" in a sentence
  1. In the course of the trial, the judge made it clear that the Erie Doctrine required him to apply the local state law.
  2. Due to the Erie Doctrine, the federal court ruling followed the legislation of the state where it is located.
  3. According to the Erie Doctrine, the relevant state laws were considered in resolving the case.

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