11.01 Assume that the parties conclude an exclusive choice-of-court agreement designating the courts of a State covered by one of the instruments.1 Before proceedings are brought in those courts, one of the parties brings an action in a court in another State. If that other court is bound by one of the instruments, the choice-of-court agreement will deprive it of any jurisdiction it might otherwise have had; so it ought not to hear the case. In this chapter, we are not concerned with this court: what we are going to consider is the effect of this prior action on...
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