In Sun Oil Co. v. Wortman, the United States Supreme Court declared constitutional a forum's use of its own longer statute of limitations. The Court essentially equates the requirements imposed by the due process clause and the full faith and credit clause. This Note concludes that the tests for constitutionality advanced by the Court do not adequately protect the individual rights of litigants, and recommends adopting a new choice of law test which recognizes both governmental and individual interests.
Janet K. May,
Constitutionality of a Forum State's Use of Its Own Longer Statute of Limitations When Its Only Contact with the Dispute Is Its Status as a Forum—Sun Oil Co. v. Wortman, 108 S. Ct. 2117 (1988),
64 Wash. L. Rev.
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