Common Home State Exception Law and Legal Definition

Common home state exception refers to a legal rule stating that in a case where the person who committed the injurious act and the victim has their domiciles or residences in the same country, the law of that country applies. This rule is commonly used in private international law. In Miller v. White, 167 Vt. 45 (Vt. 1997), it was held that in determining the choice of law in a tort action that implicates states or countries, the test is which state or country has the most significant relationship to the occurrence and the parties.