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judicial or administrative proceedings are instituted or done.

The lex fori — the law of the forum — is

particularly important because, as we have seen earlier, matters of “procedure” not going to the
substance of the claim involved are governed by it; and because the lex fori applies whenever the content
of the otherwise applicable foreign law is excluded from application in a given case for the reason that it
falls under one of the exceptions to the applications of foreign law; and
(8) the flag of a ship, which in many cases is decisive of practically all