So today has been the first day for quite a few of the Barking and Dagenham college students. We have had many in today getting to know the building and filling out the necessary paperwork. 125 more words
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The Graves Amendment: Is an Auto Dealer Vicariously Liable for a Customer’s Negligent Operation of a Loaner Vehicle?
Does the Graves Amendment apply to auto dealerships who provide loaner vehicles to their customers? In a previous post, I provided an overview of the Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (49 USC § 30106) (a/k/a “Graves Amendment”), a federal law which preempts state law imposing liability on vehicle owners engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles absent negligence on the part of the vehicle owner. 1,608 more words
Odd Federal Graves Amendment Case: to Avoid Vicarious Liability Owner of Vehicle Must Prove its Affiliate was also Free of Negligence.
In Stratton v. Wallace, 11-CV-74-A HKS, 2014 WL 3809479 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2014), the court came to an odd result under the Graves Amendment (Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (49 USC § 30106)), a statute intended to preempt state law imposing liability on vehicle owners engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles absent a showing of negligence or criminal wrongdoing on the part of the owner. 1,632 more words
Over the past twenty five years, I’ve represented many companies engaged in the business of leasing or renting vehicles as well as their liability insurers. 5,166 more words
Do I need a lawyer?
When dealing with ICBC, the answer is probably.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will not only have experience with the litigation process and the many pitfalls that can occur, but they will have experience dealing with ICBC. 449 more words