Logourl black
From our private database of 14,000+ case briefs...

Levy v. Daniels’ U-Drive Auto Renting Co.

Connecticut Supreme Court
143 A. 163 (1928)


Facts

Sacks (defendant) rented a car in Connecticut from Daniels’ U-Drive Auto Renting Company, Incorporated (U-Drive) (defendant). Sacks was driving the vehicle in Massachusetts when he stopped the car without providing sufficient warning to vehicles behind him. Sacks’s vehicle had no functioning taillight, and it was hit from behind by Maginn (defendant). Levy (plaintiff), a passenger in the vehicle driven by Sacks, was seriously injured. Levy sued Sacks, Maginn, and U-Drive in a Connecticut court. His claim against U-Drive was based on a Connecticut statute imposing liability on anyone who rented an automobile to a person whose operation of the vehicle caused personal injury or property damage during the rental period. The court sustained U-Drive’s demurrer to the complaint on the grounds that its liability was governed by the law of Massachusetts, not Connecticut, and that Massachusetts, unlike Connecticut, did not impose liability based upon the renting of an automobile. Levy appealed.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Holding and Reasoning (Wheeler, C.J.)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 175,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.