Liney v. Chestnut Motors, Inc.

218 A.2d 336 (1966)

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Liney v. Chestnut Motors, Inc.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
218 A.2d 336 (1966)

Facts

Catherine Liney (plaintiff) took her car to Chestnut Motors, Inc. (defendant), a car sales and service center, for repairs. The Chestnut Motors employees allowed the car to sit in the street, double parked and with the key in the ignition, for three hours. A random person got in the car and drove it away. As this person was driving, the person jumped a curb, hitting Liney and another pedestrian. Liney brought suit against Chestnut Motors. The trial court found in favor of Chestnut Motors. Liney appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Eagen, J.)

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