Overlapping Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition
Overlapping jurisdiction refers to jurisdiction that can be exercised simultaneously by more than one court over the same subject matter and within the same territory. In short, more than one court has jurisdiction over a matter. The litigant has the right to choose the court in which the action is to be filed. It can also refer to jurisdiction shared by two or more states over physical boundaries like rivers or other bodies of water between them.
Overlapping jurisdiction is also known as coordinate jurisdiction or concurrent jurisdiction.