Florida justices side with Enterprise in crash suit

Apr 21, 2011

The following article was published in the Lakeland Ledger on April 21, 2011:

Fla. Justices side the Enterprise in crash suit

By The Associated Press

The state Supreme Court is siding with a rental car company in a dispute on whether it should have shared responsibility for damages to an accident victim.

Rafael Vargas included Enterprise Leasing Co. in a suit against the driver who rear-ended his car and the woman who rented it. His lawyers cited state law that exposes rental companies if a driver doesn’t have enough insurance to reach maximum limits for injuries and property damage.

But the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a federal law that shields rental car companies from liability in crashes caused by others preempts the state law.

The decision upholds lower court rulings.

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