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 Maryland law is instructive. Unlike most other States, which have abandoned the lex loci delicti approach espoused in §§ 378-390 of the RESTATEMENT (FIRST) OF CONFLICT OF LAWS in favor of the 'significant contacts' test enunciated in §§ 6, 145, and 146 of the RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF CONFLICT OF LAWS, Maryland continues to adhere generally to the lex loci delicti principle in tort cases. Under that approach, where the events giving rise to a tort action occur in more than one State, we apply the law of the State where the injury - the last event required to constitute the tort - occurred. See Philip Morris v. Angeletti, 358 Md. 689, 744-47, 752 A.2d 200, 230-32 (2000); Hauch v. Connor, 295 Md. 120, 123-25, 453 A.2d 1207, 1209-10 (1983); White v. King, 244 Md. 348, 352, 223 A.2d 763, 765 (1966).

In maintaining our allegiance to the lex loci delicti approach, Maryland continued to follow the principles stated in the RESTATEMENT (FIRST) OF CONFLICT OF LAWS. See Philip Morris, supra, 358 Md. at 745, n.25, 752 A.2d at 231, n.25, confirming the observation of the Court of Special Appeals in Black v. Leatherwood, 92 Md. ...

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