Jurisdiction and Choice of Law. 

  Jurisdiction and Choice of Law. 

Three friends from Florida were going cross-country skiing in Michigan.  Shirley, the first skier came to a stop sign on the trail, waved at her companions and stopped.  Jackie, the second to approach, was going too fast to stop, veered to the left and tripped over a log.  Jane, the third skier was going so fast she clipped Shirley’s skis, fell over Jackie and slammed into a  tree.  Jane broke bones in her right arm and leg, which required surgery to repair the injuries.  Jane filed a lawsuit against Shirley and Jackie in a trial court in Florida, claiming that each of her friends was liable to her for their negligent skiing. A Michigan statute specifically stated that snow skiers assumed the risks associated with skiing.  Florida law did not contain an assumption of the risk rule regarding skiing.  The two defendants made a motion for summary judgment.  

  • Does Michigan or Florida law apply to this case?  Explain