April 13, 2022, 9:21 PM
- Car provided by service department involved in accident
- Consideration broader than money payment, court says
A car dealership and service center in North Carolina is free of a lawsuit alleging that a vehicle it owned was involved in a car accident in Florida, after the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a vehicle provided to a customer while their car is being serviced is a rental under federal law.
Randy Marion Chevrolet Buick Cadillac LLC lets customers use dealership-owned vehicles while their cars are being serviced. Samuel Pope brought then-fiancee Rebecca Lowthorp’s car to Randy Marion for service a day before their wedding. Randy Marion provided a vehicle for use in the meantime.
A few days later, …
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