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Pancotto v. Sociedade de Safaris de Mocambique, S.A.R.L.

422 F. Supp. 405 (1976)

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Pancotto v. Sociedade de Safaris de Mocambique, S.A.R.L.

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

422 F. Supp. 405 (1976)

Facts

In 1973, Rosemary Pancotto (plaintiff) went to Mozambique with her husband and sons for a hunting safari led by Sociedade de Safaris de Mocambique, S.A.R.L. (Safrique) (defendant). While on the safari, Pancotto suffered an injury when a Safrique employee ran into her with a swamp buggy. Pancotto filed a lawsuit under federal diversity jurisdiction in the district court in Illinois seeking damages. Safrique filed a motion asking the court to apply the law of Mozambique to the substantive issues in the lawsuit.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Marshall, J.)

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