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NEGLIGENCE - Duty and standard of care - Duty of care - Causation - Foreseeability and remoteness

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 2:47 PM  

Appeal by Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) from the judgement of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming the decision holding Rankin’s Garage liable for the damages suffered by the plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident. Two minors, C and plaintiff J, stole a car from Rankin’s commercial garage after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. The doors of the car were unlocked, and the keys left inside. While C was driving, the car crashed, and J suffered a catastrophic brain injury. The trial judge found Rankin owed...