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Vanneck v. Vanneck
New York Court of Appeals
49 N.Y.2d 602, 404 N.E.2d 1278, 427 N.Y.S.2d 735 (1980)
John Vanneck (plaintiff) and Isabelle Vanneck (defendant) were married in New York. One day, Isabelle took their children to the family home in Connecticut and decided to remain. John sued for divorce and custody of the children in New York. Isabelle claimed that Connecticut had jurisdiction over the suit because she intended to remain in Connecticut and the children were enrolled in school there. In light of the custody issue, the New York court granted an injunction against the suit being litigated in Connecticut. The appellate division reversed the injunction, and John appealed to the New York Court of Appeals.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cooke, C.J.)
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