Civil Law

February 22, 2013 | Category: Civil

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Waterman’s SB 460 on foreign law. This bill prohibits the enforcement of a law, rule, or legal code or system established and used outside the jurisdiction of the United States if the enforcement would violate a right granted by the Constitution of the State of Indiana or the Constitution of the United States.  This bill also provides that a provision in a contract or agreement that calls for the application of foreign law is void if the provision cannot be modified, unless the contract explicitly states that it will be interpreted in accordance with foreign law. It also prohibits a court from granting certain motions to transfer a case to another jurisdiction if the transfer is likely to affect the constitutional rights of the nonmoving party. The bill passed, 6-1.

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1394, authored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Koch, on various business law matters. This bill makes various changes to provisions concerning corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. An amendment taken by consent makes various technical changes.  The amended bill passed, 9-0.