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The Right – Left Hand Dichotomy and Economic Tort’s Lex Loci Delicti

Posted by Seva on May 27, 2008

Does territorial competence over a one branch of a company necessarily allow an action over employees of other branches? Does it matter, for the purpose of lex loci delicti, the type of damage was suffered by the plaintiff? Both of these rather novel questions are dealt with in the decision of Madam Justice Koenigsberg in England v. Research Capital Corporation, 2008 BCSC 580. As she explains, the jurisdiction over the right hand does not always translate into jurisdiction over the left hand, particularly in cases of purely economic loss.

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