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Clark v. Stewart
Ohio Supreme Court
126 Ohio St. 263, 185 N.E. 71 (1933)
Albert Stewart (defendant) loaned his vehicle to his son, Walter Stewart. Walter had a reputation for being a reckless driver. While driving Albert’s vehicle, Walter collided into David Clark (plaintiff). Clark sustained injuries from the collision. Subsequently, Clark brought suit against Albert, alleging that Albert negligently entrusted his vehicle to Walter. At the trial, Clark cross-examined Albert about his knowledge of Walter’s prior acts of reckless driving. The trial court ruled in favor of Clark. The court of appeals reversed, finding that Clark’s cross-examination of Albert was improper. Clark appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stephenson, J.)
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