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Car dealer's liability for injuries to teen who stole vehicle

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Ann Macaulay

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that a car dealership owner owed a duty of care to a minor who was involved in stealing a car from his garage and dealership.

The court came to the same conclusion as a Superior Court of Justice jury, which found the owner partly liable for the teenager’s catastrophic brain injury, but for different reasons. “On the face of things, the notion that an innocent party could owe a duty of care to someone who steals from him...