No. 04-1931.

407 F.3d 166 (2005)

BUDGET RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM, INC. v. Nicole CHAPPELL; Joseph Powell, III Nicole Chappell, Appellant

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed May 5, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roger L. Simon, Esquire (Argued), Friedman & Simon, Jericho, NY, Counsel for Appellant.

Stephen A. Scheuerle, Esquire (Argued), Hohn & Scheuerle, Philadelphia, PA, Counsel for Appellee.

Before: SLOVITER, AMBRO and ALDISERT, Circuit Judges.


AMBRO, Circuit Judge.

We apply Pennsylvania's choice-of-law rules to determine which state's substantive law (New York's, Michigan's or Pennsylvania's) governs the extent of vicarious liability of Budget Rent-a-Car System, Inc. ("Budget"), the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident that rendered Nicole Chappell ("Chappell"), a New York resident, permanently paralyzed. The accident occurred...

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