Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Hague
Hague’s (Plaintiff) late husband, Ralph Hague, died of injuries suffered when a motorcycle he was riding on as a passenger was hit from behind by an automobile in Pierce County, Wisconsin. The drivers of both vehicles, and Hague, were Wisconsin residents. Hague worked in Red Wing, Minnesota, and commuted to work from Wisconsin. Following the accident, Mrs. Hague (Plaintiff) moved to Red Wing and established residence in Minnesota. She then filed suit in Minnesota District Court against Allstate (Defendant), which had issued an automobile insurance for Mr. Hague, asking that Minnesota law be applied so that she could “stack” the uninsured motorist coverage on each of her deceased husband’s three automobiles, to provide for a larger recovery. The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed a summary judgment for Hague (Plaintiff), which held that Minnesota’s choice of law rules required the application of Minnesota law permitting stacking. Allstate (Defendant) appealed.
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