• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Connecticut Appellate Court
  • AC 33919
  • Jan 15 2013 (Date Decided)
  • Robinson, J.
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.

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