A was killed in an automobile accident occurring in Illinois. Alleging that defendant wrongfully caused A's death, A's administrator sought recovery in Wisconsin, basing his claim on the Illinois death act. The trial court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment. Held, affirmed, two justices dissenting. The Wisconsin death act allows recovery of damages for wrongful death "provided, that such action shall be brought for a death caused in this state." It follows that maintenance of an action for a death caused in a sister state is against the public policy of Wisconsin. Hughes v. Fetter, 257 Wis. 35, 42 N.W. (2d) 452 (1950).
Douglas L. Mann S. Ed.,
CONFLICT OF LAWS-DEATH BY WRONGFUL ACT-RECOVERY UNDER FOREIGN STATUTE,
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