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Paul v. National Life
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Vickers lost control of her vehicle and drove it off the road while driving in Indiana. She and her passenger, Paul, were both killed. Both had been residents of West Virginia. Paul’s survivors (Plaintiff) brought a wrongful death action. The court applied Indiana’s guest statute and dismissed. Paul’s survivors (Plaintiff) appealed, arguing that the lex loci delicti rule for choice of law should not be followed.
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