Professor Trautman discusses Washington's new "most significant relationship" approach to conflict of laws by examining the recent cases of Baffin and Goble in relation to traditional approaches and the Restatement (Second). Because the cases mark the beginning of an evolutionary process in Washington, the author emphasizes the need to explore, find, and articulate the relevant factors to be considered in applying the "most significant relationship" test. Professor Trautman gives the Washington court and bar some useful beginning points for the case-by-case development of new and better conflict of laws rules.
Philip A. Trautman,
Evolution in Washington Choice of Law—A Beginning,
43 Wash. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wlr/vol43/iss2/9