Lex Loci Damni Law and Legal Definition

Lex loci damni refers to the law of the place where the injury occurs. In other words, if an injury appears in another country, the laws of that country govern. However, this rule is only applied if the tortfeasor had foreseen that the damage would have occured there. This is a general rule applied under conflict of laws. [Nippon Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. M.V. Tourcoing, 167 F.3d 99 (2d Cir. N.Y. 1999)].