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Raskin v. Allison
Kansas Court of Appeals
30 Kan.App.2d 1240, 57 P.3d 30 (2002)
Two minors (plaintiffs) were injured in Mexican waters when their watercraft collided with a watercraft operated by Chad Leathers (defendant). The minors and Leathers were all residents of Kansas. Through representatives, the minors sued Leathers in Kansas state court, asserting negligence-based claims. The trial court granted partial summary judgment to Leathers, finding that the substantive law of Mexico would govern the personal-injury action because the injuries undisputedly occurred in Mexico. The minors appealed, arguing that Kansas state law should apply because all the parties were residents of Kansas.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Paddock, J.)
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