Orthogonality of the Jacobi and of Laguerre polynomials, P (α,β) n and L (α) n , is established for α, β ∈ C \ Z−, α + β 6= −2,−3, . . . using the Hadamard finite part of the integral which gives their orthogonality in the classical cases. Riemann-Hilbert problems that these polynomials satisfy are found. The results are formally similar to the ones in the… (More)