Torts Keyed to Franklin
Vince v. Wilson
Defendant’s grand-nephew did not have a driver’s license, had failed his driving test several times, and had an alcohol abuse problem. Despite these facts, Defendant gave him money to buy a car. He purchased the car from Ace Auto Sales, which was owned by Gardner, who knew the purchaser was unlicensed and had an alcohol abuse problem. The grand-nephew was in a car accident with Plaintiff. Plaintiff sued Defendant, Ace Auto Sales, and Gardner for negligent entrustment. The trial court directed verdicts in favor of Ace Auto Sales and Gardner, but allowed the claim against Defendant to go to the jury. The jury found for Plaintiff, and Plaintiff and Defendant cross-appealed.
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