Most-Significant-Relationship Test Law and Legal Definition

Most-Significant-Relationship Test is a test used to determine which state law is adequate and can be applied to a dispute. This doctrine is applied mostly in conflict of law cases. By this doctrine the substantial relation between a state law with the occurrence and the parties is determined. While determining the appropriate state law the courts takes into consideration matters like:

1. place of occurrence;

2. residence, place of business, and the place of incorporation of the parties; and

3. the relationship between the parties if any.