Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Mikovich v. Saari
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Milkovich (Plaintiff), a resident of Ontario, Canada, was a guest in the auto of Saari (Defendant), also an Ontario resident, to shop and attend a play in Duluth. Defendant registered, garaged, and insured her car in Ontario, which has a guest statute. Plaintiff was injured when Defendant’s car crashed in Minnesota, which did not have a guest statute. Plaintiff was hospitalized in Duluth for six weeks. She brought suit in Minnesota (as the Ontario guest statute required the guest to show gross negligence). The trial court denied Defendant’s motion to dismiss, and she appealed.
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