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Attornment

Attornment is a jurisdictional concept, born of the need to decide which of competing tribunals or courts properly has jurisdiction over the matter. Litigants commonly speak of someone 'attorning' to the jurisdiction of a tribunal or a court, perhaps the body's geographical jurisdiction, by continuing to participate in the procedure of the tribunal after commencement of an action - other than to challenge jurisdiction. It can be viewed as a form of 'estoppel', where by any participation beyond that of challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal or court constitutes an 'attornment'. It can originate in both local and foreign litigation.


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Attornment - Civil Litigation
Attornment - Administrative Litigation
Attornment - Stay Pending Appeal
Attornment - Foreign-Originated Litigation

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