Miller v. White

In Miller v. White, 167 Vt. 45, 48, 702 A.2d 392, 394 (1997), the Court held that Vermont law governed a case involving an automobile accident that occurred in Quebec because both parties were domiciled in Vermont, their relationship centered in Vermont, they were operating a vehicle registered and insured in Vermont, and they were on a short trip that started and ended in Vermont. See Miller, 167 Vt. at 53, 702 A.2d at 397. The Court emphasized that because the social and economic repercussions of the injuries resulting from the accident would occur in Vermont, Vermont had a strong interest in assuring proper compensation to the victim. See id. at 52, 702 A.2d at 396.