Monday, May 14, 2018


   OTTAWA — A garage owner should not be held responsible for the terrible injuries a teen suffered when he and a friend stole a car from his lot and crashed it in a “tragic set of events,” the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday.
   The duo headed to nearby Walkerton but crashed en route. The passenger was left with catastrophic brain injuries and his litigation guardian sued the friend, the friend’s mother and Rankin for negligence.
   The trial court found the garage 37 per cent liable and apportioned other liability at 23 per cent for the driver, 30 per cent to the mother and 10 per cent to the injured teen. The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the findings.
   The Supreme Court, however, found the garage owed no duty of care to the injured passenger.

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