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Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Federal Question – Choice of Law – Contracts – Federal Land (access required)

Jaaat Technical Services LLC v. Tetra Tech Tesoro, Inc. (VLW No. 017-3-452, 22 pp.)(Lauck, J.) 3:15-cv-235; E.D.Va. Holding:  Because the parties’ choice-of-law clause, which provides that Virginia law applies to any contract disputes, is enforceable, Virginia law applies. As a consequence, the suit necessarily “arises under” Virginia law, not federal law, and the court lacks subject-matter ...