Automobile Rental Company Had No Duty to Run an Electronic Search of Customer's Driving Records

After rental car customer crashed the car and caused the death of Plaintiff's son, Plaintiff sued automobile rental company under various theories including negligent entrustment, becuase the customer had previous convictions for driving under influence (DUI). This California court held, the automobile rental company had no duty to electonically search customer's driving records before renting a car to him.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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