Precedent establishes that a vehicle owner's liability under the family car doctrine encompasses liability for the negligent operation of a family car by a nonfamily member third party operator if a covered family member with general, unrestricted authority to use the vehicle for his or her own pleasure and convenience was a passenger in the vehicle and the third party was operating the car with that family member's consent.
Cima v. Sciaretta
Connecticut Appellate Court
January 21, 2013
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