Apple and Apple deal in England or California?

In Legal Week, Nicholas Valner discusses the jurisdiction and choice of law issues involved in the Apple-Apple settlement and whether a contract may be made in two places at once: Upsetting the apple cart

In April 2003, Apple Computer launched a new web-site called iTunes. Apple Corps, The Beatles’ company, claimed this was in breach of an agreement made in 1991, and duly started an action in the High Court in England in August 2003. Apple Computer responded by challenging the jurisdiction of the English Court and in October 2003 launching its own case in California for a negative declaration that it was not in breach.

Previously: Apple to settle with Apple? and Apple takes Apple to court. Also, iTunes Takes Europe