Sam Walker


This article, however, has a modest goal. It will not argue for rationality or for a new interests analysis, as some scholars have done, or for consistency or for the adoption of one or the other of the proposed solutions. It will review the interstate and international aspects of statutes of limitations and examine the unique role of statute "havens" focusing not on criticism, but prediction. The most recent decisions by the United States, New Hampshire and Mississippi Supreme Courts indicate that discussion of what will, or what could, happen may be more valuable than discussion of what should happen in the area of statutes of limitations and the conflict of laws. The conclusion this paper will reach can be stated simply: Forum shopping for statutes of limitations will continue as long as each state has the constitutional power to apply its own statute of limitations as it wishes.