Duquesne Law Review


Remember the lyrics to that television commercial touting the slim cigarette made especially for the dainty feminine hand: "You've come a long way, baby, to get where you've got to today"? Not a bad description of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In the half-dozen years since its decision in Griffith v. United Air Lines, Inc., the court has generated a high degree of sophistication in utilizing interest analysis to resolve choice-of-law problems. Not surprisingly, that enhanced refinement has dramatized the difficulties inherent in weighing the interests of "competing states" and the various techniques available to effect that process. The sophistication, the difficulties and the techniques uniquely coincide in Cipolla v. Shaposka.

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