laws of the several states


laws of the several states
As laws to be applied by the federal courts:–statutes and the rules of law as declared by the highest court of the state in the field of the common or decisional law, including matters of general or commercial law. Erie Railroad Co. v Tompkins, 304 US 64, 82 L Ed 1188, 58 S Ct 817, 114 ALR 1487. As to what actions arise under the laws and trea- ties of the United States so as to vest jurisdiction in federal courts, see Anno: 14 ALR2d 992.

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