Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Erwin v. Thomas
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Erwin (Plaintiff) and her husband were residents of Washington. Thomas (Defendant) was a resident of Oregon and while employed for an Oregon corporation, Shepler (Defendant), negligently operated a Shepler (Defendant) truck and caused injury to Erwin’s (Plaintiff) husband. Plaintiff brought suit in Oregon for loss of her husband’s consortium. Defendant moved to dismiss on grounds that Washington law should apply, and that Washington provides no cause of action to a wife for loss of her husband’s consortium. Oregon does provide such a cause of action to wives. This trial court dismissed the action, and Plaintiff appealed.
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